He continued by saying that Europe’s “great leader” Germany should be in charge of Ukraine’s problems resolution, but not the US.
“Why are we leading the charge in Ukraine?” he said. “I'm certainly not a fan of us [US] being against Russia… for Ukraine when Germany is sitting back, you know, accepting all the oil and gas that they can get from Russia."
“[O]ne of the reasons that [German Chancellor Angela] Merkel's a great leader is she sort of says, 'Oh, good, let the United States handle it,'" Trump concluded.
The tycoon also said that there is no need for Ukraine to join NATO, saying “If it doesn’t go in, great.”
Kiev authorities, who came to power as the result of the revolutionary coup, launched military operations against the rebellious residents of Donbass region in the east of the country over a year ago. In February, in the Belarussian capital Minsk, the ceasefire agreement between Ukraine and Donbass self-proclaimed republics DPR and LPE was inked through mediation of diplomats from Russia, Germany and France. But, since then, it was violated numerous times.