On Monday, former President Donald J. Trump strongly urged Russian and Ukrainian leaders to consider signing a peace deal; otherwise, he warns of catastrophic consequences for multiple stakeholders.
The 45th president observed that it “doesn’t make sense” that neither Ukraine nor Russia are sitting together in order to “[work] out some kind of agreement.”
Former President Donald Trump on Monday urged Ukrainian and Russian leaders to sign a peace deal soon, or ”everyone will be dead.”
In the absence of an imminent peace deal, Trump warns that nothing will remain but “death, destruction, and carnage.”
Trump continued on to remark on the origins of the war itself, asserting that the invasion “never should have happened.”
Noting that an optimal solution now is unlikely given the fact that “shooting started,” Trump noted that a solution must still be possible.
“[The solution] should be figured out now,” Trump declared, “not later, when everyone will be dead!”
The former president’s remarks, released via formal statement, emerge following reports of Russia taking an offensive stance once again. The former Soviet Union reinvigorated its attacks by launching missiles into Lviv, a major Ukrainian city.
Over the last several weeks, Russia has been steadily repositioning its troops and concentrating its efforts on Donbas, which lies in the eastern region of Ukraine.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy declared that Russia as commenced “the battle for Donbas,” which has served as a main objective of preparation “for a long time”
”A very large part of the entire Russian army is now focused on this offensive,” Zelenskyy added.
According to John Kirby, an official spokesman for the Pentagon, Russian troops are presently “shaping and setting” the circumstances for future army operations in the nation.
As Russia amplifies its assault on Donbas, it continues to besiege the key port city of Mariupol with missiles, with various media reports indicating deliberate assaults on he Azovstal steel works factory, where several civilians have been sheltered from the conflict.
According to Russia, Ukraine keeps altering its position on key agenda items that have already been agreed upon, which makes progress towards a peace deal difficult.