Trump offers to broker peace deal between Russia, Ukraine and US


Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday offered to intervene in negotiations for a peace deal between Russia and Ukraine, citing recent damage reportedly to Nord Stream I and II gas pipelines. did.

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“This is a big event that shouldn’t come with big solutions, at least not yet,” he continued. “The Russian-Ukrainian catastrophe should never have happened and would never have happened if I were president. ), close your negotiated deals now.”

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The Epoch Times contacted the State Department about Trump’s proposal.

In an interview Tuesday, Trump said podcast host John Katsimatidis said, “We could end up in World War III, and that could be all the horrible things that happened in Ukraine.” Said he said.

“I think we’re probably in the most dangerous time in years, and probably still, because of nuclear power,” Trump said.

European officials have suggested the pipeline was damaged in a deliberate act on Monday. Some blamed Russia, which for years jointly operated Nord Stream I with Germany.

Russia, which cut gas supplies to Europe after Western countries imposed sanctions over Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, also said it could be sabotaged. The Russian embassy in Denmark said any sabotage of the Nord Stream pipeline would be an attack on Russia’s and Europe’s energy security.

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On Sept. 27, 2022, the seas see major turbulence off the Danish island of Bornholm after reports of an unusual leak from two natural gas pipelines under the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany. (Danish Armed Forces Headquarters)

The UN Security Council convened on Friday at Russia’s request to discuss the damage to the Nord Stream pipeline, the UN mission in France, which presided over the 15-member council in September, said in a statement. rice field.

“Deliberately disrupting Europe’s energy infrastructure is totally unacceptable and requires a strong and cohesive response,” said Josip Borrell, the European Union’s head of foreign policy.

Danish and Swedish seismologists, meanwhile, said an explosion was likely the cause of the damage to the underwater pipeline, ruling out natural causes.

“It’s very clear from the seismic records that these are blasts,” Björn Lund, head of the Swedish National Earthquake Network at Uppsala University, told NPR on Wednesday.

“These are not earthquakes,” he added. “They are not underwater landslides.” Also in an interview with Swedish television, Lund said, “There is no doubt these were explosions.”

Kremlin response

The Kremlin’s chief spokesman Dmitry Peskov categorically denied claims that Moscow was behind the sabotage, telling reporters on Wednesday. He said the damage was a “big problem” for Russia because “gas is very expensive.”

“First of all, both lines of Nord Stream … are filled with gas. The whole system is ready to pump gas, and gas is very expensive … now it is flying into the air,” Peskov said. “Are we interested in that? No, we’re not. We’ve lost our gas route to Europe,” he added.

Reuters contributed to this report.

Jack Phillips


Jack Phillips is a New York-based breaking news reporter for the Epoch Times.