In an interview with Newsmax, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy appeared to dismiss the idea that Donald Trump might have prevented Russia from invading his nation.
In an interview with CNN’s Rob Schmitt on Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy claimed he “cannot predict” what would have occurred if Donald Trump had still been in office.
“I am sorry if I’ll be saying something that you don’t like but for us as the country in war, it doesn’t matter whether it’s Democrats or Republicans,” Mr Zelenskyy told Schmitt.” It’s the people of the United States that support us”.
Mr. Zelenskyy went on to claim that “anybody” may be elected president of the United States, even people who dislike Ukraine and sympathize with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“Some might like Ukraine more, some less. Some might have respect for Putin, and some might not …but the values our country is fighting for are definitely the ones shared by the US,” Mr Zelenskyy said.
“Some people may enjoy Ukraine more than others. Mr Zelenskyy stated, “Some may appreciate Putin, while others may not…but the principles our country is fighting for are unmistakably supported by the United States.”
“If I were in Office, this deadly Ukraine situation would never have happened!” Mr Trump stated on the day Ukraine was attacked.
That came only hours after he lauded Mr Putin’s troop buildup along Ukraine’s border as a “genius” plan.
In 2019, the US House of Representatives impeached Mr Trump over claims that he improperly pressed Ukraine to offer political support for his 2016 victory after withholding military supplies to Kyiv.
Mr. Zelenskyy commended the Biden administration’s response to Russia’s conflict on Tuesday, saying that “the most important is the assistance from the people of the United States.”
“They are paying the taxes, and the money being allocated to support Ukraine comes from the taxes, and it’s all of that humanitarian, financial, military support to Ukraine,” he explained. “So I am grateful to the current president of the United States as well as to those in the political parties that support us.”
As Mr. Biden said on Wednesday, this backing has included a $40 billion package of military, economic, and humanitarian aid, as well as long-range missile systems.
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SOURCE: NEWS AGENCIES