US Election Could Strongly Affect Ukraine War, Zelensky States

Written by Henrik Rothen

Dec.20 - 2023 2:42 PM CET

'US Election Could Strongly Affect Ukraine War'

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, in a recent press conference, emphasized the significant influence the 2024 U.S. presidential election could have on the ongoing war in Ukraine. The outcome of the election, he suggests, may pivotally affect the conflict's trajectory.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump, has been vocal in his criticism of the current U.S. administration's aid to Ukraine. Trump's potential return to office could herald a shift in U.S. foreign policy, possibly leading to a reduction in support for Ukraine. Zelensky expressed concerns that such a change in U.S. policy might not only alter the course of the war but also impact European aid to Ukraine.

Zelensky's Invitation to Trump

In response to Trump's claim that he could resolve the conflict in Ukraine within "24 hours," Zelensky extended an invitation to the former president to visit Ukraine. This invitation aimed to demonstrate the complexity of the situation, which Zelensky believes cannot be resolved so swiftly. Trump, however, declined the offer.

Contrasting with Trump's stance, Mike Pompeo, a former U.S. State Secretary under Trump's administration, assured that regardless of the election's outcome, U.S. support for Ukraine would persist.

His statement, made in November, suggests a continuity of support for Ukraine, irrespective of who wins the presidency.

The 2024 U.S. presidential elections, set for November 5, are likely to see Joe Biden and Donald Trump as the main contenders. Current polls indicate Trump as the frontrunner. The election's outcome is being closely watched, given its potential ramifications for the Ukraine conflict.

Yesterday, however, a minor bombshell dropped in American politics when Trump was barred from the Colorado primary ballot for his role in the US Capitol attack.