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Trump says he would not allocate funds to Ukraine if Europe does not "equalize" aid

30 April, 2024 Tuesday
19:53

US presidential candidate Donald Trump has said that he would not provide funds to support Ukraine if European countries did not "match" their aid to the US

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He said this in an interview with Time magazine.

"I wouldn’t give (funds to Ukraine - ed.) unless Europe starts equalizing (support - ed.). If Europe is not going to pay, why should we pay?" Trump said.

According to the presidential candidate, the war has a greater impact on European countries than on the United States.

"They (Europeans - ed.) much more greatly affected (by the war - ed.). We have an ocean in between us. They don’t (Europe and Ukraine - ed.)," he added.

The Time article notes that since the beginning of the full-scale war with Russia, the United States under Biden's leadership has provided more than $100 billion in aid to Ukraine. The same amount was allocated by the EU countries to support the state.

  • On April 11, CNN reported that Donald Trump had an idea on how to force Ukraine to sit down at the negotiating table with Russia, using American aid as a tool of pressure.

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