Former US President Donald Trump has refused to label Russian President Vladimir Putin as a war criminal amidst the escalating clashes between the Ukrainian Army and the Russian Army in the ongoing Ukraine-Russia conflict.
Trump’s stance stems from his belief that such a characterization could hinder negotiations with the Russian Federation.
When questioned by a journalist about Putin’s classification as a war criminal, Trump responded by suggesting that it should be a topic discussed at a later time.
He expressed concerns that branding Putin as a war criminal would make it significantly more challenging to reach a deal and put an end to the conflict.
Trump characterized Putin as both highly intelligent and cunning.
Furthermore, he believed that Putin’s mistake lay in his decision to attack Ukraine, emphasizing that if he were president, such an incursion would never have occurred.
In a separate development, Trump has announced his candidacy for the 2024 presidential elections.
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