Posted: 03.08.2022 12:06:00

Trump urged Zelenskyy to give up on NATO and recognise Crimea as Russian

Former US leader Donald Trump believes Ukraine should recognise Crimea as Russian and stop seeking NATO membership in order to avoid an escalation of the conflict with Russia. He voiced this opinion on the air of The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show podcast, TASS reports.


According to Donald Trump, a deal between the two states is possible. “At a minimum, they should have made a deal. They could have given up Crimea. They could have done something with NATO: ‘Okay, we are not going to join NATO’, and you’d have a country, because I believe Vladimir Putin wanted to make a deal. And now, I do not think he wants to make a deal, it is now much tougher,” he said.