Former French President François Hollande, in an interview with the Financial Times, expressed the opinion that the outcome of the war in Ukraine will depend on the results of the US presidential election next year.
“If [Donald] Trump is elected, he will say, we stop here; whatever the Russians have they can keep. The war costs too much,” Hollande told Financial Times, Russian RBK reports.
The former French president believes that Europe needs to prepare for the day when it will have to rely on itself to provide security, which at the same time must be linked to NATO. Hollande emphasized it does not mean that European countries do not share the goals of the United States.
“If we suggest to European allies that we don’t have the same interests as the US, for peace at least . . . our allies cannot follow us,” he said.
In total, according to Pentagon estimates, since February last year, the United States has delivered military assistance to Ukraine in the amount of over 39.7 billion US Dollars.
Earlier, former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that Trump's victory in next year's elections would “spell the end of democracy” in the US and the “end of Ukraine.”