Zelensky Rejects Trump's "Primitive" Peace Proposal

Written by Camilla Jessen

Apr.10 - 2024 11:51 AM CET

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Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky has dismissed suggestions from Donald Trump.

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has openly criticized what he perceives as "primitive" suggestions from former U.S. President Donald Trump on resolving the ongoing war with Russia.

In a candid interview with Politico, Zelensky expressed his willingness to consider proposals from Trump, who has hinted at another run for the U.S. presidency. However, according to him, "if they consist of the idea that we simply give up our territories, then they are very primitive."

Zelensky's Call for Realistic Solutions

"I need very strong arguments. I don't need a fantastic idea. I need a real idea because people's lives are at stake," Zelensky stated.

Despite his critique of Trump's proposals, Zelensky also expressed a desire to establish a constructive partnership with the former U.S. president.

He mentioned that an invitation had been extended to Trump to visit Ukraine to gain firsthand insight into the situation.

"We said that we would like Donald Trump to come to Ukraine, see everything with his own eyes, and draw his own conclusions. In any case, I am ready to meet with him and discuss this issue," Zelensky added.

According to the Ukrainian head of state, Trump has previously shown interest in accepting the invitation but did not set a date.

Trump's Controversial Peace Claims

Trump has often claimed he could broker a peace deal between Russia and Ukraine within 24 hours if he were re-elected, yet he has consistently avoided detailing how he plans to accomplish this.

The Washington Post reports suggest Trump's strategy may involve encouraging Ukraine to cede territories to Russia, including Crimea and parts of Donbass.

Jason Miller, Trump's campaign advisor, has dismissed this idea as "fake news."

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