US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Michael Carpenter has shared his predictions about the future of Ukraine. He believes that it would be possible to talk about prosperity and stability only in 25 years. By this time, Ukraine will be able to build-up military capability to defend itself and regain Crimea, and will join the European Union. 


Michael Carpenter


According to Michael Carpenter, a country in a quarter century will be able to determine directions of development for itself. “Either the European integration vector, or any other which the citizens of Ukraine will consider necessary. This means carrying out complex reforms today”, he said.


The politician stressed that in particular the economic sector requires complex solutions. 


“Currently, Ukraine is going through a difficult political period. It can be felt that it is divided, some have already forgotten about the dreams of the revolution”, said US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power.