Zelensky urges Donald Trump to ‘publicly share’ his supposed peace plan for Ukraine after the former President claimed he would end war ‘within 24 hours’
- Zelensky has urged Donald Trump to share his ‘secret plan’ to end the war
- Trunmp has boasted about ‘secret plan’ for months but refused to share details
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has urged Donald Trump to share his supposed secret plan that he claims would end Russia’s invasion ‘within 24 hours.’
The current Republican favourite for the 2024 presidential race has bragged in several recent interviews and political rallies that his idea would resolve Europe’s bloodiest conflict in decades within a single day.
But the former president, 77, has refused to provide any details about how he would mediate negotiations between Russia and Ukraine.
A frustrated Zelensky told CNN on Tuesday: ‘He can publicly share his idea now, not waste time, not to lose people, and say, “My formula is to stop the war and stop all this tragedy and stop Russian aggression”.’
The 45-year-old Ukrainian leader added that he didn’t believe Trump’s involvement in any future negotiation would lead to a positive result for Ukraine: ‘[Trump] said, how he sees it, how to push Russian from our land. Otherwise, he’s not presenting the global idea of peace.
A frustrated Volodymyr Zelensky (pictured) said Trump was more than welcome to step in and stop the bloodshed
Donald Trump (pictured) has bragged that he would be able to stop the war within 24 hours
The 19-month conflict is Europe’s bloodiest in decades
‘So [if] the idea is how to take the part of our territory and to give Putin, that is not the peace formula.’
The former president-turned-accused criminal has for months bragged about having a secret plan to resolve Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
He told Right Side in February: ‘It can be negotiated within 24 hours. It has to be done from the office of the president, and you have to get them both in a room, and there are things you can say to each one of them — which I won’t reveal now — which will guarantee this war will end immediately. They have to do it.’
A month later, he told Fox News that negotiations would be ‘easy.’
‘If it’s not solved [by the next presidential inauguration], I will have it solved in 24 hours with Zelensky and with Putin, and there’s a very easy negotiation to take place, but I don’t want to tell you what it is because then I can’t use that negotiation,’ he told the network.
Zelensky’s scathing comments about Trump came after he urged the UN to push back against Vladimir Putin, claiming that he would not stop at Ukraine and warned that the despot could drop nuclear weapons.
‘When hatred is weaponized against one nation, it never stops there,’ he said at the U.N. General Assembly’s annual top-level meeting on Tuesday.
‘The goal of the present war against Ukraine is to turn our land, our people, our lives, our resources into weapons against you — against the international rules-based order.’