Trump said only under his presidency that Russia “hadn't invaded anywhere” in the 21st century Trump said he gave Ukraine “millions of dollars” worth of Javelin systems and other aid, while under Obama only blankets were sent to Kiev. Russia “didn't invade anywhere” only while he was president, says Trump .jpg” alt=”Trump said that only under him Russia “did not invade anywhere” in the 21st century” />
Former US President Donald Trump said that only during his presidency, Russia did not carry out “a single invasion”; in other countries, in addition, he was the first to supply Ukraine with Javelin anti-tank systems. He stated this during a speech at the CPAC conference in Orlando, Newsmax TV channel reports.
Trump called the Russian military operation in Ukraine a “terrible catastrophe”; and assured that this would not have happened if it were not for the “falsification” in the 2020 US presidential election, which was won by his opponent Joe Biden.
“Under [George] Bush, Russia invaded Georgia. Under [Barack] Obama, Russia took over Crimea. Under Biden, Russia invaded Ukraine,— Trump noted.— I remain the only president of the 21st century, on whose guard Russia did not invade another country.
The former American president also criticized Washington's decision to impose sanctions on Moscow because of the military operation in Ukraine. “The problem is not that [Russian President Vladimir] Putin is smart, which of course he is, but that our leaders are stupid.” they still get away with this mockery, — Trump says.
He also called Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky a brave man who “holds on” and indicated that he sent “millions of dollars” worth of Javelin systems and other military equipment to Kiev. “The Obama administration gave them blankets,” — Trump noted.
On February 23, Trump called Putin's decision to recognize the independence of the DNR and LNR “brilliant”. “I went into the house yesterday, the TV was on, and I said:“ This is brilliant. Putin declares most of Ukraine <…> independent. Oh, that's wonderful, — said the former American president. Trump added that the Russian president was “going to come in and become a peacemaker,” but assured that this would not happen if he were the president of the United States. “He used the word independent.” “And we'll go there, and we'll go there, and we'll help keep the peace.” I have to say, it's pretty smart,” — Trump appreciated.
Putin signed a decree recognizing the independence of the DPR and LPR on February 21, the next day, both houses of parliament— The State Duma and the Federation Council approved his decision. The Russian president clarified that Russia recognized the republics of Donbass within the borders of the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine. On the night of February 24, Putin announced the start of a military operation in Ukraine. As its cause, he called “genocide”; residents of Donbass by the Ukrainian authorities.