: Business Insider: George Stephanopoulos awkwardly corrects Donald Trump when he says Putin 'is not going into Ukraine'

19:02 Jul. 31, 2016

Business Insider: George Stephanopoulos awkwardly corrects Donald Trump when he says Putin 'is not going into Ukraine'

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, July 28, 2016, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (AP Photo)

Trump's relationship with Russia and favourable statements about Putin have come under scrutiny in recent days

ABC host George Stephanopoulos corrected Donald Trump after the Republican presidential nominee claimed that Russia was "not going to go into Ukraine."

In an interview on ABC's 'This Week' that aired Sunday, Trump asserted that Russian President Vladimir Putin was not going to invade Ukraine, where pro-Russian rebels — and some Russian special forces — have been operating for several years despite Putin's reluctance to acknowledge any role. 

"He's not going into Ukraine, just so you understand. He's not going to go to Ukraine," Trump said.

"Well, he's already there, isn't he?" Stephanopoulos replied.

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