Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised Russian President Vladimir Putin's decision to send Russian troops into Ukraine to support Russian-backed separatists in the Luhansk and Donetsk provinces. In an appearance on the right-wing talk radio program "The Buck Sexton Show," Trump broke his conspicuous silence on the crisis to applaud the Russian dictator. "This is genius," he said of Putin's decision on Monday to officially recognize the breakaway provinces and authorize the use of Russian military personnel to assist them. "So Putin is now saying it’s independent — a large section of Ukraine. I said, how smart is that? And he’s gonna go in and be a peacekeeper. We could use that on our southern border. That’s the strongest peace force I’ve ever seen. There were more army tanks than I’ve ever seen. They’re gonna keep peace, all right."
Eh, Donny, you did all you could to trash completely Russian-American relations, but, still, it is funny. This, however, is a sensible decision, because there is nothing to discuss.
Washington has nixed nascent plans for a meeting between Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin because of Russia’s recognition of Ukraine’s breakaway republics, White House press secretary Jen Psaki has said. She added that the Biden administration still hopes for a diplomatic solution to the crisis. “We’re never going to completely close the door to diplomacy, and I don’t think the Secretary of State did that either,” Psaki said, referring to the comments of Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, who called off talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov, earlier on Tuesday. Psaki noted that the meeting between Blinken and Lavrov should have paved the way for the summit.
Ah, Jen. First you need to stop your constant "Russia, Russia, Russia" shtick and then try to rebuild anew the art of diplomacy which is non-existent at this stage in the US, and then, maybe, elect a POTUS who remembers who he is and where he is? That could be a good start for the exercise of ideas about some summit in the future. For now, there is nothing to discuss. The "old" New World Order must go and it is being demolished as I type this now.