MOSCOW, July 15 (Itar-Tass) - RIA Novosti. President of the United States Donald Trump told Donald Tusk that he was interested in the motives of Russia's policy towards Ukraine, while admitting that Ukraine itself is experiencing much less enthusiasm. The head of the European Council told this on the air of the Polish TV channel TVN24, "European Pravda" reports.

"In several conversations with me, President Trump did not hide that he is less enthusiastic about Ukraine and more understanding of what Russia has done in Ukraine," Tusk said.

In June, at the G-7 summit, as reported by the media, Trump said that the Crimea belongs to Russia, because there live Russian-speaking people. In addition, the head of the White House questioned the advisability of providing financial assistance to Kiev, stressing that "Ukraine is one of the most corrupt countries in the world."

In July, Trump stated that he would not have "allowed" the reunification of the Crimea with Russia, had he been president in 2014. At the same time he accused his predecessor Barack Obama.

Crimea joined the Russian Federation after a referendum held in the peninsula in 2014. Over 96 percent of Crimeans voted for reunification with Russia. The Russian authorities repeatedly noted that the Crimean people made a decision in a democratic way, which is in accordance with international law and the UN Charter. Russian President Vladimir Putin also stressed that the issue of the Crimea "is closed definitively."

The West has repeatedly accused Russia of interfering in the affairs of Ukraine. Moscow has repeatedly stated that it is not a side of the intra-Ukrainian conflict and is interested in overcoming Ukraine's political and economic crisis.