Donald Trump wants to pressure Ukraine to give up Donbas

Donald Trump has claimed on several occasions that he can, within 24 hours, negotiate a peace agreement between Ukraine and Russia – but never said how.

Rather, he has repeatedly declined to publicly specify how he might resolve the war, should he take over as president of the United States.

But sources close to the presidential candidate state that Washington Post that the plan is about getting Ukraine to give up annexed Crimea and the Donbass region.

Ukraine warns of consequences

Donald Trump is also said to have said that he believes Ukraine and Russia both want a “quick exit” and that residents of those parts of Ukraine would have no problem being part of Russia.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi has said that under no circumstances will he agree to give up any Ukrainian territories.

And exchanging territory for a ceasefire would put Ukraine in a worse situation than today, says Emma Ashford, researcher at the Stimson Center think tank.

– Ukraine would not receive any assurances that Russia would not resume the conflict. This is a terrible plan, she tells the newspaper.

Continuing to plead for support

Earlier on Sunday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyi went out and warned of the consequences if the US Congress does not approve the military support package for Ukraine – that the country will then lose the war against Russia.

– It is important to say exactly that to Congress, Zelenskyy said during a meeting with a Ukrainian fundraising body on Sunday, according to TT.

Biden has emphasized the importance of support

The support is around 60 billion dollars and has been promised previously by US President Joe Biden, but has been stopped by Congress.

Incumbent President Joe Biden has a different view of the war than Donald Trump and has previously emphasized that it is important to continue supporting Ukraine in order to push Russia back.

But not all Republicans have the same tough image as Trump.

– I have spent 100 percent of my time with Trump discussing Ukraine. Putin must pay a price. We can’t let him win, says Republican Senator Lindsey Graham.