The US president could end the Russo-Ukrainian war in 24 hours.
I’ve been saying this for months and since then Trump has said the same, “If I’m president I’d have that war settled in 24 hours” as well as RFK Jr., “I will settle this on Day 1.”
All the president has to do is call Putin and tell him we’re ready to mediate a deal.
Putin will agree so long as we put Crimea and NATO on the table.
Zelensky will agree because he’s dependent upon our dollars.
With negotiations open, they’d agree to a temporary cease-fire and then a peace treaty (obviously working out the details of the full treaty will take more than 24 hours).
Where’s my Nobel Peace Prize?!
America could perhaps bluff to increase Ukraine’s negotiating leverage by leaking that if Russia walks away from a deal then we’ll 10X aid to Ukraine.
This threat could get Ukraine some more of the Donbas, but at the end of the day America and Ukraine would agree to never add Ukraine to NATO and Ukraine would agree to officially give up Crimea and parts of the Donbas, which already have an extensive Russian history with large Russian populations. Putin would agree to leave whereby the West would help Ukraine build back better.
Of course, Zelensky would push back from having to make these concessions since he wants back all the land + reparations + convict Putin as a war criminal, but as president I’d remind him of two key points…
Ukraine knew of the threat of invasion and yet didn’t even bother to spend as much as Russia did on its military as a percentage of its GDP because god forbid they taxed their oligarchs more. #Consequences
Pre-war the Ukrainian government is one of the worst in the world. Corrupt. Controlled by a few rich people. I mean really unfortunate for the people of Ukraine. Ukraine has better agricultural land than the United States does. It is the bread basket of Europe. — Bill Gates, 2023