45th President Donald Trump has warned against escalating the conflict in Ukraine, as the US and Germany start sending tanks.
On Wednesday, both the American and German governments promised that they would send dozens of battle tanks to Ukraine. 31 M1 Abrams, and 14 Leopard 2 tanks are set to be delivered to the embattled nation.
“Putin expected Europe and the United States to weaken our resolve,” Joe Biden said. “He was wrong from the beginning and he continues to be wrong… This is about helping Ukraine defend and protect Ukrainian land. It is not an offensive threat to Russia.”
However, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that in Russia, “everything that the alliance… are doing is seen as direct involvement in the conflict,” and that their involvement is only “growing.”
Former President Trump was firmly against the move. “FIRST COME THE TANKS, THEN COME THE NUKES,” Trump warned in a statement posted to Truth Social on Thursday morning. “Get this crazy war ended, NOW!” he added. “So easy to do!”
BREAKING: President Trump slams escalation in Ukraine – calls for war to end
No other world leader is calling for this pic.twitter.com/8grdhPTT7j
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) January 26, 2023
Despite Trump warning against escalating the conflict in Ukraine, their government is now set to push the West to hand over fighter jets. “If we get them, the advantages on the battlefield will be just immense,” said Yuriy Sak, an adviser to the Ukrainian Defence Minister. “It’s not just F-16s: fourth generation aircraft, this is what we want.”
Sak told Reuters that his government was optimistic that they would receive them. “They didn’t want to give us heavy artillery, then they did. They didn’t want to give us Himars systems, then they did. They didn’t want to give us tanks, now they’re giving us tanks. Apart from nuclear weapons, there is nothing left that we will not get,” he added.
“Many countries in the West think that if we were to supply Ukraine with all the hardware they asked us [for] in the first phase of the war, there would be a strong Russian reaction, including nuclear. You may call this a process of getting [Putin] accustomed,” said a senior US diplomat. Delivering fighter jets to Ukraine is “only a matter of when,” he told Politico.
No sooner is the latest massive escalation in arms provision authorized than the next frantic round of war lobbying begins pic.twitter.com/fV0oXZdVB9
— Michael Tracey (@mtracey) January 26, 2023
In 2017, then-President Trump said it would be easy for him and the United States to be “tough on Russia,” but then there would be no possibility of “making a deal” with them.
“I want to do the right thing for the American people, and to be honest, secondarily, I want to do the right thing for the world,” Trump said. “If Russia and the United States actually got together, and got along, and don’t forget, we’re a very powerful nuclear country and so are they. There’s no upside [to fighting]… Nuclear holocaust would be like no other.”
Trump: I want to do the right thing for the American people, and to be honest, secondarily, I want to do the right thing for the world. Don’t forget, we're a very powerful nuclear country, and so are they [Russia]. There's no upside.
— Woj 🇵🇱 (@Woj_Pawelczyk) January 26, 2023
He was one of the very very few voices of reason in Washington. Which is why they colluded to have him kicked out and why we must send him back in. https://t.co/AX6BDo3UPy
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) January 26, 2023
January 27, 2023 at 8:39 am
Biden might not piss off putin by sending cash to Ukraine, but sending tanks? Putin knows that the percentage of cash sent is used up by corrupt Ukraine politicians but the tanks will be used 100%. We are on the brink of wwlll
January 27, 2023 at 11:49 am
to all these bleeding heart countries that send money and weapons to ukraine. i hope you will really be happy when your kids get called to fight over there, and die. ukraine is the second largest corrupt country going, next to the u.s. politions. by sending things over there, you are effectively putting a target on you own country. stay the hell out of it and let russia and ukraine battle their own war. without getting the world involved. if putin is as nuts as they say, china and north korea is just waiting for a chance to take out a country with the nukes they also have.
January 27, 2023 at 12:44 pm
Not bad for an old timer that can’t hardly speak and needs handlers. Wow World War111 you say?