Russian dictator Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is close to entering its second month, with Fox News reporting this week that his forces are about to embark on a new offensive.
That lead former President Donald Trump to weigh in on the situation, arguing that the only alternative to a negotiated settlement is mass death.
Former president says Ukraine and Russia must reach “some kind of an agreement”
The former president made that assertion on Monday in a statement emailed to supporters by his Save America PAC.
45: It doesn’t make sense that Russia and Ukraine aren’t sitting down and working out some kind of an agreement… it should be figured out now—not later—when everyone will be DEAD! pic.twitter.com/2lYNYADsvh
— Taylor Budowich (@TayFromCA) April 18, 2022
“It doesn’t make sense that Russia and Ukraine aren’t sitting down and working out some kind of an agreement,” Trump insisted.
“If they don’t do it soon, there will be nothing left but death, destruction, and carnage,” he pointed out, adding, “This is a war that never should have happened, 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!” Trump concluded.
Trump touts his record on Russia
This is hardly the first occasion on which Trump has sounded off on the war in Ukraine. During an interview with the Washington Examiner last month, he argued that Putin would not have invaded had he won reelection in 2020.
“I’ve been very, very tough on Putin. I get a bad rap on that,” the former president insisted. “At the same time, I got along with him very well. But I got along with most [world leaders] very well.”
“When you think of it, who was tougher on Russia than me?” Trump asked, noting, ““I got billions and billions of dollars” in additional military funding from Europe’s NATO members. “Now, all that money is going against Russia, so I did that.”
“I closed the pipeline. You know, the pipeline was closed, and Biden opened it,” Trump said of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline which carries Russian natural gas to Germany.
The former president went on to boast of having imposed “the biggest sanctions anybody’s ever done on Russia.”