On Sunday, as Russian forces proceeded to invade Ukraine, former President Donald Trump stated there is “a lot of love” behind Russian President Vladimir Putin’s ambitions to expand “his country.” During a radio interview with Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro on Sunday, Trump acknowledged the disagreement. He went on to say that he believes Putin’s ultimate purpose is to recreate the Soviet Union, and he went on to describe Putin’s thinking.
“You say, what’s the purpose of this? They had a country. You could see it was a country where there was a lot of love and we’re doing it because, you know, somebody wants to make his country larger or he wants to put it back the way it was when actually it didn’t work very well,” Trump said. Some opponents, however, criticized Trump’s use of the phrase “a lot of love,” citing the invasion’s enormous destruction and thousands of casualties in Ukraine.
Does his love extend to the maternity hospitals and cancer hospitals he’s bombing?
— Dennis Croskey 🇺🇦 🌻 (@dkxkee) March 13, 2022
Hundreds of Ukrainian citizens, as well as thousands of military on both sides of the battle, were killed during the invasion, according to the United Nations. Russia has also been accused of human rights violations and war crimes in connection with alleged targeted assaults on people, such as kindergartens and hospitals. After American filmmaker and journalist Brent Renaud was shot and killed by Russian troops on Sunday, the military came under fire.
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Trump has experienced flak in the past for remarks praising Putin, such as hailing his decision to deploy soldiers to two regions of Ukraine for “peacekeeping” purposes “genius.” Trump, on the other hand, had harsher words for Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday. He described the invasion of Ukraine as a failure, claiming that Putin anticipated the assault to be completed in a couple of days. Putin, he claimed, has a “huge ego,” and he warned that he would become “crueler and crueler,” but that he would eventually struggle to permanently conquer Ukraine.
Others have expressed concerns that Putin’s efforts may not be limited to Ukraine. The invasion came after years of tensions between Ukraine and Russia over Ukraine’s efforts to build connections with Western Europe and NATO while also separating itself from Russia.Former NATO commander James Stavridis also expressed fear that Putin has his sights set on former Soviet states such as Belarus, Georgia, and Moldova, as well as Ukraine.