Trump receives Ukraine’s invitation: Zelenskyy calls for increased aid

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Putin and Former US President Donald Trump | Credits: AP
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Putin and Former US President Donald Trump | Credits: AP

Washington, United States: Former President of the United States Donald Trump has received an invitation from the President of Ukraine – Volodymyr Zelenskyy, to see the scale of the conflict.

Zelenskyy extended the invitation to Trump while asking for more financial aid to help his forces to counter Russia. He mentioned that American soldiers might need to get involved in a bigger conflict with Russia in Europe if the US‘ support is not increased now.

The statement was released by the President during an interview with NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’ airing on Sunday. At that time, he was quoted saying, “If Russia will kill all of us, they will attack NATO countries, and you will send your sons and daughters (to fight).”

US President’s appeal to pass US$ 106 billion supplemental spending bill

US President Joe Biden, who is a Democrat, has been urging the US Congress to approve a $106 billion supplemental spending bill. Reportedly, most of this money would be used to strengthen Ukraine’s defenses, while the rest would be divided among Israel, the Indo-Pacific, and border enforcement.

US President Joe Biden | Credits: AFP (Getty Images)

However, the Republican-led US House of Representatives has proposed its own funding proposal. The bill was passed last week that allocated US$14.3 billion in aid to Israel, but there was no additional aid for Ukraine.

Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s remarks on the House bill

According to various reports, the majority leader of the Democratic-controlled Senate – Chuck Schumer, has outlined that the House bill will not be brought to a vote. He further emphasized that President Joe Biden has also announced that he will veto it.

Trump’s comment on US support for Ukraine

As Ukrainian President Zelenskyy has invited the former President of the US during an interview, Trump’s comment on the support by the United States towards Kyiv has gone viral.

Donald Trump, who has been campaigning for the 2024 presidential election and seeks to be re-elected, has always criticized (current President) Joe Biden for supporting Kyiv.

Trump has, at multiple stages, stated that he could end the war in 24 hours if re-elected, reports by Reuters highlighted.

Former US President Donald Trump and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy | Credits: AFP (Getty Images)

While inviting the former President, Zelenskyy mentioned, “If he can come here, I will need … 24 minutes to explain to President Trump that he can’t manage this war.”

He further aimed at Russian President Putin and said, “He can’t bring peace because of Putin.”

Russia-Ukraine war

The conflict between Russia and Ukraine is a long-standing and complex issue; the move was met with international condemnation, leading to sanctions against Russia after Putin’s latest attack in February 2022.

This conflict in Eastern Ukraine has resulted in the death and displacement of thousands of Ukrainian civilians and soldiers. Along with this, this fighting has also largely impacted the economy and stability of the nation.

After more than a year, it still remains a prominent issue in international politics, with various nations and organizations working to find a peaceful solution to the crisis.