NEW YORK: Former US President Donald Trump said he would resolve the Russia-Ukraine conflict within 24 hours if he was president, reports TASS.
The former US leader made this observation during a CNN town hall programme on Wednesday night.
"They both have weaknesses and they both have strengths and within 24 hours that war will be settled. It'll be over, it'll be absolutely over," Trump said. Trump explained that if he was president, he would resolve the conflict within 24 hours. “Russians and Ukrainians, I want them to stop dying,” the politician said. “And I’ll have that done in 24 hours.”
He also said that he would meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart, Vladimir Zelensky, to end the conflict in Ukraine.
“I don’t think in terms of winning and losing. I think in terms of getting it settled so we stop killing all these people,” he said.
Trump added that he considered Putin to be very smart. However, in the former US president’s opinion, Putin made a mistake by launching the special military operation.
He also pointed out that it was not the time to label the Russian president a war criminal. “If you say he’s [Putin] a war criminal, it’s going to be a lot tougher to make a deal to make this thing stopped,” Trump said. He also added that it was something that should be discussed later.