It sounds like the Ukrainian President prefers Joe Biden.
During a recent interview with The Wall Street Journal, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky shared his thoughts on the 2024 presidential election; he’s “afraid of changes,” WSJ reports.
“President Biden is the president during a full-scale war and he has been more helpful to us than President Trump,” Zelensky told the interviewer, adding there “was no full-scale war” going on while Trump was in office.
“In a situation like this, when there is support, you are afraid of changes,” Zelensky said. “And to be honest, when you mention a change of administration, I feel the same way as anyone… You want changes for the better, but it can also be the other way around.”
The Biden administration has committed more than $37 billion in security assistance to Ukraine since the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion and pledged further military aid. European allies have followed.
But former President Donald Trump, the leading Republican contender for the 2024 presidential election, declined last month to say he would back Ukraine, saying instead that he would seek to bring a swift end to the war, without saying how.
Zelensky said he was concerned that any change in administration could affect aid.
Zelensky said he couldn’t understand Trump’s claim he could end the war in 24 hours, as Trump hadn’t done so while in office, when Russia was already occupying Crimea and parts of eastern Ukraine.
Biden has an emotional attachment to Ukraine that has underpinned his administration’s support for the country, Zelensky said. Trump’s presidency came before the full-scale invasion, and “I’m not sure how Trump would have acted,” he said.
More over at The Wall Street Journal:
Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky discussed the coming counteroffensive, U.S. elections, NATO and China in a wide-ranging interview with The Wall Street Journal https://t.co/JsykcduUks
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