September 26, 2022
Russian President Vladimir Putin reportedly introduced with him an “engaging” translator to “distract” former U.S. President Donald Trump through the G20 Summit in 2019, a brand new e-book claims.
AFP / Brendan Smialowski

KEY POINTS

  • Zelensky stated Trump had the assets to grasp who Putin is
  • He stated Trump additionally had the intelligence to create Putin’s psychological profile
  • Trump on Saturday referred to as Putin a ‘fierce’ and ‘good’ world chief

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stated he was “shocked” about former U.S. President Donald Trump’s continued reward of Russian chief Vladimir Putin even after Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, which brought about the deaths of greater than 5,700 civilians.

Talking in an interview with CNN that aired Sunday, Zelensky stated he believes Trump has had “loads of time to grasp who Putin is,” including that the U.S. has entry to intelligence and information that may assist him create the Russian president’s psychological profile.

“I feel he was sitting at such a excessive place the place it is not even doable to not acknowledge that [Putin] is the opponent by way of values to your individual individuals. He [Trump] has all of the may of this nation — intelligence, information — to create [a] psychological profile. I used to be shocked that even after the start of the full-fledged invasion, that Donald Trump talked about issues that you just simply stated,” Zelensky stated, in line with CNN’s translation.

“I consider he must look, not solely from this standpoint. Ukraine in his eyes is just too far-off. However this battle has no distances it couldn’t cowl, so I consider he wants to have a look at the scenario with out, as we are saying, painted glasses on,” he added.

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Zelensky’s interview got here after Trump, throughout a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on Saturday praised Putin for being “fierce” and “smart” whereas evaluating the Russian chief to President Joe Biden.

Putin launched the invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24. Based on estimates from the Workplace of the UN Excessive Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), since then, a complete of 5,718 Ukrainian civilians have been killed within the battle. The dying toll consists of 5,346 adults and 372 kids.

Other than the deaths, a complete of 8,199 civilians have additionally sustained accidents within the battle, as per the estimates.

It’s unclear what number of troopers Russia misplaced within the battle. The Kremlin has refused to launch the official army dying toll. Nevertheless, estimates from the Ministry of Protection of Ukraine put the Russian army dying toll at 52,650 for the reason that battle started in February. At the very least 400 Russian troopers had been killed Sunday, it stated.

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