45th President Donald Trump issued a statement on Monday calling for an end to the violence weeks after Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized a “special military operation” against Ukraine.
Trump urged Ukrainian and Russian leaders to work out “some kind of an agreement”, or ”everyone will be dead.”
“It doesn’t make sense that Russia and Ukraine aren’t sitting down and working out some kind of an agreement. If they don’t do it soon, there will be nothing left but death, destruction, and carnage,” the 45th President said from his “Save America” PAC.
“This is a war that never should have happened, but it did,” he insisted.
“The solution can never be as good as it would have been before the shooting started, but there is a solution, and it should be figured out now—not later—when everyone will be DEAD!” Trump added.
Nearly two months since the invasion first began, negotiations between Ukrainian and Russian diplomats have been so far unsuccessful. Continued Below
Isabel van Brugen at The Epoch Times reported:
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Sunday that he is prepared to speak with Russian authorities if there is an opportunity to do so, but that he wouldn’t do so under a Russian ultimatum.
The leader said he believes that the sooner peace talks begin, the fewer casualties there will be. Zelenskyy said talks so far have been unsuccessful, and that the chances for holding talks are decreasing daily. Continued Below
“Think about Bucha, Volnovakha, Borodianka, Mariupol. There comes a time when no one wants to talk. Our society does not want us to continue negotiations,” Zelenskyy said.
Meanwhile, Russian forces launched a new offensive push along most of Ukraine’s eastern flank on Monday.
Zelenskyy declared Monday that the “Battle of Donbass” has now begun. “We can now say that Russian forces have started the battle of the Donbass, for which they have long prepared,” Zelenskyy said in a video address.
but it did. The solution can never be as good as it would have been before the shooting started, but there is a solution, and it should be figured out now—not later—when everyone will be DEAD!”
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) April 18, 2022
(Related: Trump On Russia-Ukraine Tensions: ‘Would Never Have Happened Under The Trump Administration’)
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