Crimea's forcible return to Ukraine would trigger World War III, Trump says

World War III would break out if the United States were to intervene and take back Crimea from Russia on behalf of Ukraine.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump declared Monday in his latest statement on global geopolitical situation, Censor.NET reports citing Politico.

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Trump mocked media coverage of his interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos that suggested he did not know that Russia had already invaded Crimea, which had been part of Ukraine, in 2014 and subsequently annexed it.

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"I know it exactly. Two years ago, approximately. OK? Approximately. It was taken during Obama's watch," Trump told a crowd in Columbus, Ohio.

"So when I said believe me, Russia's not going into Ukraine, all right? They're not going into Ukraine, the person said, but they're already in Ukraine," Trump said, referring to Stephanopoulos. "I said, yeah, well [that] was two years ago. I mean, do you want to go back, do you want to have World War III to get it back? That was during Obama's watch."

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