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Trump may take Ukraine's side: diplomat Khara names condition

30 January, 2024 Tuesday
11:10

Alexander Khara, an expert on foreign and security policy at the Center for Defense Strategies, told about the price of former US President Donald Trump's efforts to end the war in Ukraine

He expressed his opinion on the Espreso TV channel.

"We cannot exaggerate the ability to negotiate. We understand who Trump is, he is an unpredictable person. If he feels that he can have some victories from Ukraine, in a positive sense, then of course he may lean towards the Ukrainian side, but there are doubts," Khara said.

Nevertheless, Trump can do anything, the diplomat said.

"I don't think the Ukrainian president can convince him with certain arguments. In fact, in order to prevent such a scenario, when we are offered to give up part of our territory or agree to some kind of neutral status, we have to work with Ukrainian society. We have to build a strategic communication to the United States and our partners that we are not interested in freezing the conflict and accepting losses. This will mean not peace, but a truce before the next war," Khara said.

According to him, we need to work with politicians, especially American ones, and most importantly with American voters.

"There are some Trumpians who are ideologically opposed to Ukraine. We can't change this with arguments, but we can reach out to ordinary Americans who vote for Republicans and who can influence the decision-making of their representatives," he added.

Today, Trump needs the United States to focus on itself, Khara said.

"According to him, we should not allow World War III to happen, and Biden can push it. His entourage says that Europe should deal with Ukraine and Russia on its own, and the United States should focus all its resources on deterring China in the Indo-Pacific region. This is likely to be this kind of thinking," he explained.

Trump likes "big players," an authoritarian leader, and he thinks that he can solve something with his charisma, but this is not working, the diplomat said.

"Despite his statements and meetings with Kim Jong Un in different countries, he has not been able to persuade the DPRK leader to stop his nuclear missile program. Now this man has the means to deliver nuclear warheads to the continental United States," he said.

  • On Tuesday, January 23, Donald Trump won the Republican presidential primary elections in New Hampshire, and Joe Biden won from the Democratic Party.
  • On Sunday, January 28, a retired judge advised the Illinois State Election Commission to remove Trump from the ballot for the Republican primary elections, arguing that it was clear that the former president was involved in a mutiny during the attack on the Capitol.
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