Zelensky Dares Trump: Quit Talking, Show Your Peace Plan
Updated: Sep 25
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has offered Donald Trump the opportunity to put his words into action after the former president repeatedly bragged that he could end the Russian invasion of Ukraine with a “fair deal” if given the opportunity, as reported by Matt Young for The Daily Beast.
Zelensky's challenge to Trump comes as the GOP is putting the flow of dollars to Ukraine under the microscope. I Photo: The White House
In February, the former president was insistent on the fact that he could negotiate an end to the conflict “within 24 hours.”
Details of the exact deal, however, remained unclear, though he offered some insight in an interview with CBS on Sunday, which included Ukraine giving up some of its land. In an interview with CNN on Tuesday, Zelensky urged Trump to expand upon his plan and to stop “wasting time.”
“First of all, I don’t see any details in this,” Zelensky told host Wolf Blitzer. “Of course, we have another year before the elections. If he’s got some smart ideas, he could share them with us, of course. We need a strong position, obviously. He can publicly share his idea now, not waste time, not lose people, and say, ‘My formula is to stop the war and stop all this tragedy and stop Russian aggression,’” Zelensky continued.
“And he said how he sees it, how to push Russia from our land. Otherwise, he’s not presenting the global idea of peace.”
Despite Trump’s suggestion that Ukraine must give up some of its land, Zelensky added, “If the idea is how to take part of our territory and give it to Putin, that is not the peace formula.”