Zelenskyy Challenges Trump: Come to Ukraine

Written by Jeppe W

Nov.06 - 2023 10:39 AM CET

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In a candid interview aired on NBC's "Meet the Press," Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy extended an open invitation to former U.S. President Donald Trump to visit Ukraine.

Zelenskyy’s proposition is a direct challenge to Trump's assertion that he could resolve the Russia-Ukraine conflict in a single day.

According to Zelenskyy, a mere 24 minutes would be sufficient to demonstrate to Trump the impracticality of his claims.

Zelenskyy emphasized that Trump's understanding of the war, which Russia initiated in February 2022, is misguided.

The Ukrainian leader expressed his readiness to explain why Trump's strategy to bring peace is unfeasible, particularly without conceding Ukrainian territory to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Zelenskyy firmly stated that Ukraine’s independence is non-negotiable and that Trump cannot manage the war under such conditions.

When asked by the show's anchor, Kristen Welker, about his contact with Trump since January 2021, Zelenskyy revealed that there had been none, hence his openness to a visit from the former president.

He also expressed uncertainty about whether Trump would support Ukraine if he were to win the presidency again in 2024, noting that such support depends not just on the president but also on the American people's opinion.

Zelenskyy concluded the interview with a powerful statement about Ukraine's resilience. He acknowledged the high cost of the ongoing conflict but adamantly refused to yield Ukraine's freedom to Putin, whom he labeled a terrorist.

This stance underlines Ukraine's determination to fight for its sovereignty, despite the ongoing challenges.

Watch Ukrainian President Zelenskyy say that Ukraine is "not ready" to give up its "freedom to this f---ing terrorist Putin below:

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