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Polish FM Sikorski - Trump's stance on Ukraine not as clear-cut as some think

Polish FM Sikorski - Trump's stance on Ukraine not as clear-cut as some think Former President of the US, Donald Trump (photo: Getty Images)

Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski believes that the position of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump regarding Ukraine is not as black and white as some people think, according to Politico.

"Donald Trump was right in urging us all in Europe to spend more on defense," Sikorski said in an interview with Axel Springer, Politico's parent company, adding that Trump also sent anti-tank missiles to Ukraine before the war, when others did not.

The Polish Foreign Minister linked Trump's statement, made ahead of the vote in the US House of Representatives for aid to Ukraine of $61 billion, to a meeting with President Andrzej Duda in New York. Trump then stated that Ukraine's survival and strength are important to the US.

Sikorski believes that the lack of strong opposition from Trump regarding aid to Ukraine indicates a change in the former president's attitude toward Ukraine.

"I didn't hear any protest. So I hope that candidate Trump has seen that this opposition to helping Ukraine is not actually popular in the US, that it's harming his chances," Sikorski said.

Trump and Ukraine

Trump is known for his sympathy towards Russian President Vladimir Putin since his presidency.

Before the start of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, Trump called Putin genius, and after the aggression began, he stated that Putin is more trustworthy than American intelligence.

In April, The Washington Post reported that Trump outlined his vision for ending the war in a private conversation. It involves pressuring Ukraine to force our country to transfer Crimea and Donbas under Russian control in exchange for ending hostilities.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy criticized Trump's plan.

Read also the article by RBC-Ukraine.