According to the former U.S. president, there was “no reason” for the current escalation of tensions around Ukraine.

Former U.S. President Donald Trump believes that he would not allow the current development of the situation around Ukraine. This is stated in the statement of the former American leader, which was distributed on Tuesday by his press service.

According to the Republican, there was “no reason for the current escalation of tension around Ukraine.” “I know [Russian President] Vladimir Putin very well, and he would not do what he is doing now, under the Trump administration,” the Republican claimed. Trump stressed that the sanctions against Russia that Washington intends to impose “will be insignificant” in comparison with Moscow’s actions.

The former U.S. president once again expressed the opinion that the policy pursued by the administration of his successor Joe Biden led to the “enrichment of Russia” due to the fact that “oil prices have doubled, and will soon grow three to four times.” According to the Republican, the United States under Biden lost its energy independence, which the Trump administration managed to achieve.