Donald Trump has claimed victory in the Iowa Republican Caucus and is looking likely to be the next US President.
The former US President said that had he been in power in 2022 when Vladimir Putin declared war on Ukraine, there would be no war.
Trump has promised to get the war in Ukraine “solved very quickly” if he wins the Presidential election later this year.
Trump has said that “I know President Putin very well. I know Zelenskyy very well.
“We’re going to get it solved very quickly.”
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He added, “Now you have all that deaths far greater than people understand the numbers are.
“Far-far greater than anybody would even think possible.
“You’re going to find that out in the years to come when they knock down these massive buildings in Ukraine… many people were killed.
“We’re going to get it stopped but it’s so sad because it should have never started.”
Trump previously said last year that he will “achieve” an end to the war in Ukraine within 24 hours if he is re-elected.
Trump said that he “would have allowed” Russia to capture part of Ukraine, he also stated that the White House are sending too much weaponry to Kyiv.
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that he is happy to hear Donald Trump’s proposal to “end the war in 24 hours,” but he has serious doubts.
In an interview with the Sun newspaper in November, President Zelensky said he is happy to listen to what the former US President has to say under his “peace formula.”
He admitted that Ukrainians have grown weary from the constant “air raids,” shelling and missile attacks.
n an interview with FOX News, correspondent Benjamin Hill asked Zelensky over Trump’s proposal to end the war “in 24 hours.”
President Zelensky said, “Let’s speak with him, let’s give him this possibility to show what steps of his peace formula.
“I’m ready, of course. If he has a very concrete peace plan, he can share it with me. Yes, we can stop this war if we give Russia Donbas and Crimea.
“To my mind, our country won’t be ready for this peace plan.”
During an interview with Fox News Trump said that he has a “a good relationship with both Zelensky and Putin.”
Fox News, host Sean Hannity said, “Mr. President, let me ask. Serious question. How do you stop that war in 24 hours?”
He replied, “I will get them into a room, and I know an exact way. You tell one ‘You’re not going to get anything unless you make a deal.’ You tell the other one ‘They’re going to get a lot unless you make a deal.’
“And you just sit them, and you put them, and you have to make a determination.”