Trump warns of nuclear war

The former US president warned that “nuclear weapons” could emerge after the decision of Western countries to supply battle tanks to Ukraine.

“First tanks, then nuclear. End this crazy war now. Too easy to end,” former US president Donald Trump posted on his social network Truth on 26/05. first.

However, Mr. Trump did not specify how the hostilities could end. A spokesman for Mr Trump has not yet commented on the former president’s post.

Former President Donald Trump speaks to the media in Palm Beach, Florida, USA in November 2022.  Photo: AFP.

Former President Donald Trump speaks to the media in Palm Beach, Florida, USA in November 2022. Photo: AFP.

Trump’s comments came after President Joe Biden announced the US would send 31 M1A1 Abrams tanks to Ukraine, the equivalent of a Ukrainian battalion. Mr. Biden described the Abrams as “the most efficient tank in the world” and said Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin recommended providing them to “enhance Ukraine’s capacity to defend its territory and achieve its goals.” strategic goals”.

Republican Representative Troy Nehls, a critic of US military aid to Ukraine, said on January 26 that President Biden should ask Trump to talk to Putin to end hostilities in Ukraine.

“Joe Biden, you need to call Donald Trump. Donald Trump will call Russian President Vladimir Putin and end this war,” Nehls said. Fox News. “We have to end this war, and Donald Trump can do it.”

According to Nehls, Putin will respond to Trump because the Russian president “never sent troops into Ukraine” when Trump was president. Nehls, a former tank commander, said the Abrams is “very powerful equipment, but requires a large amount of logistical support”. He also complained that the US had spent nearly $100 billion to support Ukraine while “crisis is happening everywhere in this country”.

Biden’s announcement of the tank supply came shortly after German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced that Germany would deliver 14 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine and that other countries that own the German-made tanks would also. allowed to send them to Ukraine.

Russian officials and media harshly criticized the Western decision to supply tanks. Russian Ambassador to Germany Serge Nechaev said that Germany’s sending of Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine was “extremely dangerous” and pushed the war to a “new level of confrontation”.

“Once again, we believe that Germany, as well as its closest allies, is not interested in a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis. Germany is creating the conditions for a permanent escalation and unlimited pumping. lethal weapon for Ukraine,” Nechaev said. “Red lines are a thing of the past.”

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia could see the US and Western countries becoming more and more involved in the conflict in Ukraine. Peskov previously said that the Western supply of vehicles to Ukraine could not change the situation on the ground, because “these tanks are and will be burned down”.

Huyen Le (Theo Newsweek, NBC)

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