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Loan them money: Trump pushing his idea of ​​aid to Ukraine

Loan them money: Trump pushing his idea of ​​aid to Ukraine Photo: Former U.S. President Donald Trump (Getty Images)

The former president of the United States of America, Donald Trump, wants his country to provide Ukraine with credit in the war with Russia, reports Bloomberg.

"They want to give them $60 billion more. Do it this way. Loan them the money. If they can make it, they pay us back. If they can’t make it, they don’t have to pay us back. Why should you just hand it over to them? Do it as the form of a loan," Trump said during his election campaign in South Carolina.

The former US president compared such a plan to deals he previously made with potentially successful athletes who had no money at the start of their careers.

"I do that with athletes. You know like a professional golfer who I think is very good. They don’t have any money, but they have a lot of talent. I’ll say here’s the deal,'" he added.

The U.S. will hold presidential elections this year. The main candidate from the Republicans, most likely, will be Donald Trump, and from the Democrats - Joe Biden.

U.S. aid to Ukraine

Such a proposal by Trump was made against the background of consideration in the U.S. Congress of new aid to Ukraine of more than 60 billion dollars.

This week, the U.S. Senate passed a bill with money for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan. For the initiative to enter into force, it must be supported by the U.S. House of Representatives and signed by President Joe Biden.

So far, House Speaker Mike Johnson does not plan to bring the bill up for a vote because he wants the package to include funds to protect the Mexican border.