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Trump's advisers present plan to end Russia's war against Ukraine

Jun 25, 2024

Two advisers to former US President Donald Trump presented him with a plan to end Russia's war against Ukraine.

This was reported by Reuters, according to Yevropeiska Pravda.


The plan was developed by Keith Kellogg and Fred Fleitz, who served as Trump's National Security Council chief of staff during his presidency in 2017-2021.

It stipulates that if elected president, Trump could cut off military aid to Ukraine if it refuses to negotiate with the United States, while Moscow would be warned that any refusal to negotiate would lead to increased support for Kyiv.

During the peace talks, a ceasefire was envisioned based on the existing contact lines.

The main elements of the plan were outlined in a publicly available research paper published by the America First Policy Institute, a Trump-friendly think tank where Kellogg and Fleitz hold senior positions.

Kellogg said that if Trump wins the election, it will be crucial to bring Russia and Ukraine to the negotiating table quickly.

"We say to the Ukrainians: 'You have to come to the table, and if you don't come to the table, the support from the United States will stop. And you tell Putin: "He has to come to the negotiating table, and if you don't come to the table, we will give the Ukrainians everything they need to kill you on the battlefield," he said.

According to their proposal, Moscow could also be forced to the negotiating table by postponing the promise of Ukraine's NATO membership for a long time.

Fleitz said that Ukraine would not have to formally cede territory to Russia under their plan. However, he said, Ukraine is unlikely to regain control of all its territory in the short term.

According to Kellogg and Fleitz, additional security guarantees for Ukraine are needed to achieve lasting peace in Ukraine. Fleitz added that "arming Ukraine to the teeth" would likely be a key element of this.

Author - Dmitriy Levchenko, 25/06/2024

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