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August 1, 2016 3:37 am

Trump Says Russia Will Not Invade Ukraine

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Shelling damage in a Donetsk suburb resulting from the fighting between Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russian rebel forces. Photo: YouTube screenshot via Wikimedia Commons.

Shelling damage in a Donetsk suburb resulting from the fighting between Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russian rebel forces. Photo: YouTube screenshot via Wikimedia Commons.

New York Times – Donald J. Trump on Sunday offered a muddled explanation of his views about the 2014 annexation of Crimea by Russia and its continued efforts to undermine Ukraine’s control of other parts of the country, and he amplified his earlier suggestion that, if elected president, he might recognize Russia’s claim and end sanctions against it.

In an interview with George Stephanopoulos on the ABC News program “This Week,” Mr. Trump said that if he were president, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia would not send his forces into Ukraine. He then backpedaled when Mr. Stephanopoulos pointed out that Russian troops had been there for nearly two years.

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  • Seth Watkins

    Well, Editor, if you actually heard his remarks, it was obvious that in stating “will not” he meant “will not,” rather than “did not.”

    If I say, I will not buy food at McDonalds, I am not saying that I have never bought food at McDonalds. I am saying that in the future, I will not buy food from McDonalds.

    You are losing your credibility, Editor.

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