Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued an urgent plea for Russia and Ukraine to sign a peace deal or “everyone will be dead” if they don’t.
In a statement, Trump said “it doesn’t make sense” that both countries are not already sitting down and talking peace.
“It doesn’t make sense that Russia and Ukraine aren’t sitting down and working out some kind of an agreement,” Trump said according to a statement issued through his Save America PAC.
The former president warned that a lack of negotiations will mean increased deaths.
“If they don’t do it soon, there will be nothing left but death, destruction, and carnage,” Trump said.
He added: “This is a war that never should have happened, but it did.”
“The solution can never be as good as it would have been before the shooting started, but there is a solution, and it should be figured out now — not later — when everyone will be DEAD!” Trump concluded.
Trump calls for a peace deal between Russia and Ukraine.
— Election Wizard 🇺🇸
In a weekend interview, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy claimed that the world should be prepared for his counterpart, Russian President Vladimir Putin, to deploy and use nuclear weapons.
Last week, CIA Director Bill Burns said that the agency is monitoring the possibility of Russia using nukes “very intently,” but emphasized that they have not seen any indication that Russia is legitimately preparing to do so. Zelenskyy was asked about the remarks by Jake Tapper.
“The director of the CIA warned that he’s worried Putin might use a tactical nuclear weapon in this fight. Are you worried?” Tapper asked.
“Not only me, I think all over the world, all the countries have to be worried,” Zelensky said in response. “Because, you know that it kind of be not real information, but it can be the truth because when they began to speak about one or another battles or involves enemies, or nuclear weapon, or some chemical, you know, issues, chemical weapons, they should do.”
“They could– I mean, they can. For them, life of the people is nothing,” he added. “That’s why we should think, not be afraid. I mean, that not be afraid, be ready. But that is not the question for to Ukraine, and not only for the Ukraine, for all over the world, I think so.”