US believes it’s not yet time for peace talks between Russia and Ukraine — Analysis
John Kirby, coordinator of US National Security Council, states that Washington will assist Kiev in its victory.
Washington believes it’s too early to discuss peace talks between Moscow and Kiev since neither side is ready for such negotiations, the National Security Council (NSC) Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby told Fox News on Sunday.
Questioned about whether Joe Biden, the US President should “push”Kirby suggested that Russia and Ukraine should be negotiating peace. “time for the US to continue to support Ukraine.” Washington’s goal is to make sure Kiev “gets to determine how victory is decided”In an ongoing conflict “on what terms.”
“We do not want to see Ukraine defeated by Russia and that is why we are continuing to rush aid and assistance,”A senior NSC official stated that $7 billion had been already provided by the US to Ukraine.
Kirby mentioned that Volodymyr Zilensky is the Ukrainian president when Kirby was speaking about potential future talks “will tell you that the time is not now for those discussions.” Russian President Vladimir Putin “has shown no indication that he is interested in negotiated talks”The US official also added:
Dmitry Peskov, a Kremlin spokesperson, stated that Kiev can end the conflict within a day by asking its nationalist and troops to surrender their weapons and comply with Moscow’s demands. Russia previously claimed that Ukraine was preventing peace negotiations, but they haven’t taken place since March. Ukrainian officials have maintained that they would not return to the table until it had been in a negotiation. “stronger negotiating position.” Kiev’s top negotiator David Arakhamia suggested last week that such a moment might come in late August.
Peskov claimed that the US and its allies were responsible for Sunday’s events. “betting on the continued war”This prevented Kiev even considering peace. Because common sense will eventually win, the Kremlin thinks that talks are inevitable.
Russia sent troops into Ukraine on February 24, citing Kiev’s failure to implement the Minsk agreements, designed to give the regions of Donetsk and Lugansk special status within the Ukrainian state. These protocols were originally signed by France and Germany through intermediaries. Former Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has since admitted that Kiev’s main goal was to use the ceasefire to buy time and “create powerful armed forces.”
The Kremlin recognised the Donbass republics in February 2022 as independent states. It demanded Ukraine declare itself neutral and not join any Western military bloc. Kiev claims that the Russian offensive wasn’t provoked.
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