Trump has suggested that providing tanks to Ukraine would lead to “nuclear weapons” and said it would be “easy” to end the war with Russia

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President Donald Trump meets with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday, September 25, 2019.AP Photo/Evan Vucci

  • Donald Trump appeared to criticize the US and Germany’s decision to provide tanks to Ukraine.

  • “First come the tanks, then come the nukes,” Trump said on his social media.

  • Trump also suggested that ending the war in Ukraine would be “easy,” without elaborating.

Former President Donald Trump The first impeachment was related to dealings with Ukraine, Thursday, appeared to criticize the US and Germany for their recent decision to provide tanks to Kyiv at a time when Russia is expected to launch another major offensive. Trump suggested that providing tanks to Ukraine would lead to the use of nuclear weapons. Trump, meanwhile, said it would be “easy” to end the war, but offered no suggestions on how this would be accomplished.

Trump, who is running for president again in 2024, said in a post on social media platform Truth Social, “First come the tanks, then come the nukes. End this crazy war now. It’s that easy.” said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Trump “genius” The week Russia launched its unilateral invasion of Ukraine in February 2022 has repeatedly posed nuclear threats throughout the war. The West has accused Putin of making reckless nuclear threats. A nuclear expert said: serious concern of Putin’s threat, as leading historians warn that the Russian leader’s rhetoric and actions have made the nuclear danger even greater. than during the Cuban Missile Crisis in the middle of the Cold War.

But many military analysts and Russian experts say Putin’s nuclear threat is primarily intended to deter the West from continuing to provide vital security support to Ukraine.The United States and other NATO countries Billions of dollars worth of aid to Ukraineinclude important weapon It played an important role on the battlefield and wreaked havoc on the Russian army. Ukraine has recently urged the West to provide tanks as it prepares not only to defend against the ongoing Russian aggression but also to regain control of the occupied territories.

Trump, who has regularly praised Putin, has consistently criticized US aid to Ukraine. The former president’s first impeachment involved pressure on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to launch an investigation into unsubstantiated corruption allegations against Joe Biden and his son Hunter Biden. was At the time, Biden was the presidential candidate and Trump’s biggest political rival.

While pressuring President Zelensky to launch an investigation, President Trump froze congressional-approved military aid to Ukraine. This is due to the ongoing war with Kremlin-backed rebels in the Donbass region of eastern Ukraine. Much of the fighting in the war that Putin started in late February 2022 took place in Donbass, which comprises the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. This is his two of his four Ukrainian territories that the Russian leader illegally annexed in September.

Trump has suggested it would be “easy” to end the war in Ukraine, but that is not a view widely shared among experts and diplomats. But Putin’s decision to declare them part of Russia made negotiations to end the fighting very unlikely. Russian forces have not fully occupied these territories, and Kyiv has made it clear that it will not agree to any peace terms requiring the territories to be ceded to Moscow.

“The fact that the Russians annexed four [Ukrainian] The states are making a deal nearly impossible.” Gerard Alordthe former French ambassador to the United States and the United Nations, told Insider this week.

Regarding Putin’s goal of dividing the West to weaken support for Ukraine, Aloud said, “Russia has always dreamed of getting Trump back because militarily American support is overwhelming compared to European support.” Because it’s a target,” he said.

The US has provided more security assistance to Ukraine than any other country — Over $27 billion Since Russia invaded.But many Republicans in Congress loyal to trump It opposes continued aid to Ukraine, citing economic concerns.

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