KYIV. November 7. UNN Donald Trump rejected an offer by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to visit Ukraine because of fears it could “create a conflict of interest” with President Joe Biden. According to reports, the former US president told the American cable news network UNN.
“I have great respect for President Zelensky, but I think it would be inappropriate to go to Ukraine at this time,” Trump said in comments to Newsmax.
“The Biden administration is dealing with him now, and I don’t want to create a conflict of interest,” the former US president added.
Trump has repeatedly said that his negotiating skills will allow him to successfully end the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian war “within 24 hours.” Also, in a January edition of Truth Social, the former US president said Russia “would never have invaded” Ukraine if Trump had been in the White House.
Among the Americans mass media Donald Trump’s refusal to visit Ukraine and his criticism of US support for the war have raised questions about his commitment to Ukraine and his stance on Russian aggression. Zelensky’s call to Trump was a direct challenge to the latter’s statements and expressed doubts about Trump’s ability to become a mediator in the Ukrainian-Russian conflict.
A few days ago, Zelensky invited Trump to Ukraine.
“I’m calling President Trump. If he can come here, I need 24 minutes to explain to President Trump that he can’t lead this war. Putin can’t bring peace,” Zelensky said in an interview with NBC News.
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