Former U.S. President Donald Trump said that Russian President Vladimir Putin is “playing” with American leader Joe Biden

“Putin is playing with Biden as on drum. It’s unpleasant to watch,” Trump complained.

Earlier, the former U.S. president called Putin’s recognition of the independence of the Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics (LNR and DNR) a brilliant decision. The billionaire noted that the Russian leader “intends to enter (the territory of the republics) and be a peacemaker there.”

Trump also said that he would not allow the escalation of the conflict around Ukraine. He saw no grounds for the current development of the situation around Ukraine and noted that there were no reasons for the escalation of tension.