Former U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that he could resolve the war in Ukraine in a matter of «24 hours» if he were to remain president of the United States.
«If I were president, the conflict between Russia and Ukraine would never have taken place. But even now, if I were, I could reach an agreement to end it in a matter of 24 hours,» he said in a message posted on his own social network, Truth Social.
For his part, the Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said he agreed with Trump’s words and pointed out that, if he were president, «it is possible that the Ukrainian crisis would be resolved quickly through his influence on Kiev».
«Theoretically, Trump is not far from the truth. The American president, really, if he wanted to, could put an end to the conflict and he could do it quickly by using, let’s say, his skills or simply giving instructions to Kiev,» he asserted during a press conference, as reported by Interfax news agency.
He also pointed out that a series of «instructions» from Washington «would be enough for Kiev», which would respond «even if not in one or two days». «The key is that Ukraine is basically in the hands of the United States,» he added.
«At the moment we see that the current head of state does not want this, does not want to use his position and instead decides to increase arms shipments to Ukraine,» Peskov lamented.
In this regard, he has again accused the United States of putting pressure on Ukraine and provoking an increase in hostilities, which could lead to the shipment of nuclear weapons, as expressed by Trump. «We agree with these words and believe that there is an increase in tension. That occurs, among other things, because of the decisions that are made. First of all, that of the United States and that of the European capitals, which are talking about sending weapons and battle tanks,» he has said.
On Thursday, Trump lamented the international shipment of battle tanks to Ukraine considering that this «could escalate hostilities.» «First tanks, then come the nuclear weapons,» he said in a message in which he called on the current White House occupant, Joe Biden, to «put an end to this crazy war».
Biden announced on January 25 the decision to send 31 Abrams tanks to the country after almost a year of war. Subsequently, the Pentagon clarified that the shipment could not be made immediately since there are not that many tanks in U.S. arsenals.
SOURCE: (EUROPA PRESS)