Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has expressed his willingness to engage in discussions with former US President Donald Trump regarding a potential peace plan for the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.
This comes after Trump claimed that he could secure a peace agreement for Ukraine "very quickly."
In a recent interview with Fox News, Zelensky stated his openness to Trump’s proposal, emphasizing his readiness to consider any specific plan Trump might have. Zelensky remarked, "If he has a very specific peace plan, he can share it with me."
However, he also conveyed skepticism about any plan that involves conceding Donbas and Crimea to Russia, asserting that such a proposal would not be acceptable to Ukraine and does not constitute a genuine peace plan.
Previously, Zelensky had extended an invitation to Trump to visit Ukraine, suggesting that it would take him no more than 24 minutes to explain why Trump's intervention might not be effective in making peace, primarily due to Russian President Vladimir Putin's role in the war. Trump, in response, deemed it "inappropriate" to visit Ukraine at the moment, citing potential conflicts of interest with the current Biden administration's dealings with Kyiv.
This openness to discussion reflects Zelensky's ongoing efforts to find a resolution to the war that Russia initiated, and his appeal to international figures for support and potential solutions.