Former US President Donald Trump admitted the possibility of transferring part of the territories of Ukraine to Russia to end the military conflict. The former US leader made such a statement in an interview with Fox News. writing Daily beast. According to the publication, later this fragment of the conversation with Trump was cut from the air.
According to the Daily Beast, in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannety given by Trump on March 6, the ex-president said that to stop hostilities, Russia could be allowed to “take control” of part of Ukraine.
“I could agree. In the worst case, I could negotiate to give something (to Russia), (in Ukraine) there are certain regions which, frankly, are Russian-speaking, ”Trump said in an unpublished part of the interview, according to the Daily Beast.
Also, according to the publication, Trump said that during the military conflict “many more people die than is reported.”
According to the Daily Beast, when Hannity published excerpts from his interview with Trump, they were already missing fragments in which the ex-president talks about a possible transfer of Ukrainian territories to Russia, as well as the number of people killed. in hostilities. According to the publication, in total about 30 seconds of his speech were cut from Trump’s interview.
In the part of the broadcast that is in the public domain, Trump says that if he had remained president of the United States, the military conflict between Russia and Ukraine “would never have happened”.
Donald Trump has repeatedly said that if he wins the next presidential election, he will be able to resolve the military conflict “in 24 hours”. At the same time, the former US leader declined to name specific actions he would take to “end the war” in one day. As Trump argued, had he voiced them, he “probably couldn’t” carry out his plan.
Official Kiev has repeatedly rejected the opportunity to make territorial concessions to Russia in order to end hostilities. In particular, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that the main condition for resolving the conflict through diplomacy is the withdrawal of Russian troops to the 1991 borders and, as a result, the return of Crimea and Donbass to Kiev control.
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