Former U.S. President Donald Trump reacted to the military operation launched by Russia in the Donbas area of Ukraine and emphasized that such an event would not have happened during his administration.
Trump says Ukraine invasion would not have happened in his administration
After Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the beginning of a military operation in eastern Ukraine, Trump was contacted by Fox News to give his statements on the matter.
The former president affirmed that the operation in Ukraine is “a very sad thing for the world”, but reiterated that such an event would not have happened during his term as president of the United States.
“Well, this is something that should never have happened. This would not have happened during my administration. It wouldn’t have taken place and it wouldn’t have taken place at this time,” he said.
“It’s a very sad thing for the world, for the country and it’s certainly very sad for a lot of people who are going to be killed unnecessarily,” he said.
Speaking to Fox News, Trump claimed that Biden has been wildly incompetent in handling the situation between Russia and Ukraine.
The declaration of the start of a military operation in Ukraine was made by President Putin at around 6 a.m. local time.
“The Donbass people’s republics approached Russia with a request for help. In connection with this I made a decision to conduct a special military operation. Its aim is to protect people who are abused, genocided by the Kiev regime for eight years, and for this we will seek to demilitarize and denazify Ukraine and bring to justice those who committed numerous bloody crimes against peaceful people, including Russian nationals,” Putin said in a televised address.
Within minutes of his statement, reporters and journalists in Ukraine began recording explosions in areas including Kiev, Mariupol, Odessa on the Black Sea and in Kharkov, the country’s second largest city near the Russian border.
The Ukrainian government assured that its country will defend itself against the large-scale invasion that Russia has just announced and that it will win.
“Putin has just launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Peaceful Ukrainian cities are under attack. This is a war of aggression. Ukraine will defend itself and will win. The world can and must stop Putin. The time to act is now,” Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba wrote in a tweet.
Former President Donald Trump had already referred to the situation between Russia and Ukraine. In fact, a few days ago he had praised Putin’s recognition of Lugansk and Donetsk as a stroke of genius.