The U.S. does not, and will not, recognize Russia’s purported annexation of #Crimea. We stand together with allies & partners in our commitment to Ukraine and its territorial integrity, and have formalized our non-recognition policy in today’s Crimea Declaration. pic.twitter.com/4sZnVyCOkB
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) July 26, 2018
So how does this fit the Trump-is-a-Putin-puppet narrative? Or are we to believe the US Secretary of State says things like this in order to mask Trump’s pro-Russian policies like, erm, trying to get Germany off Russian gas and pay more for NATO?
Here’s my theory: Trump isn’t beholden to Putin.