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Zelenskyy again invites Trump to Ukraine

Zelenskyy again invites Trump to Ukraine President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy (Photo: Getty Images)
Author: Daria Shekina

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has reached out to former U.S. President Donald Trump, inviting him once again to visit Ukraine, according to his statement in an interview with the British television channel Channel 4 News.

According to Zelenskyy, he would be glad to see Trump in Ukraine under the condition that Trump can stop the war with Russia within 24 hours, as he once promised.

"Donald Trump, I invite you to Ukraine, to Kyiv... If you can stop the war during 24 hours, I think it will be enough to come," Zelenskyy has said.

He also adds that if Trump indeed has a formula for ending the war, he wants to know what it is.

What Trump said

Earlier, Trump claimed that he could stop Russia's war against Ukraine. For this, he wants to sit down for negotiations with the leaders of Russia and Ukraine.

The former U.S. leader also promised to provide more weapons to Ukraine if dictator Vladimir Putin does not stop, and if Ukraine does not stop - take away supplies.

Zelenskyy's reaction to his statement

At that time, Volodymyr Zelenskyy stated that if Ukraine refused such an offer - to give up its territory - and Trump stopped assistance, then how would the American leader act in the event of a possible NATO country occupation following Ukraine's defeat?

"In other words, he decided that if the conflict is not frozen, if we allow Putin to go all the way into Ukraine, then he will stop. This won't happen. Putin won't stop," he added.

Thus, according to Zelenskyy, in the event of Ukraine's defeat, Europe will lose the largest and most powerful army on the continent.

"And so, I'll say it like this, my father always said: 'Think first - then speak,'" emphasized the president.

Trump's controversial statements

It's worth noting that this is not the first controversial statement by former U.S. President Donald Trump regarding the war in Ukraine.

In particular, he repeatedly suggested to Ukrainian government to temporarily give Russia the occupied territories. He also claimed that our country is losing in the war.

Moreover, Trump called Russian dictator Vladimir Putin "very smart" and refused to acknowledge him as a war criminal.