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US does not have policy of pushing Ukraine to talks with Russia - White House

27 November, 2023 Monday
20:12

The United States does not pursue a policy of pushing Ukraine to negotiate with Russia on ceasefire

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This was stated by Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs James O'Brien, Sky News reports.

According to unconfirmed reports, the US is slowly easing its support in the hope that this will encourage Ukraine to start negotiating a ceasefire.

However, no US officials have spoken publicly about this, but rather have stated that the United States will support Kyiv for as long as it takes - despite fears that next year, as a result of a second possible Donald Trump presidency, support for Ukraine could be reduced.

Negotiations between Ukraine and Russia

Ukraine and Russia held several rounds of talks at the beginning of the full-scale invasion. But they are currently on hold. President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and other government officials have stressed that Ukraine will not return to the negotiating table until Moscow withdraws its troops.

NBC News, citing US and European officials, said that the US and EU have begun to discuss with Ukraine in private the issue of possible peace talks with Russia. They are likely to include some concessions from Ukraine.

At the same time, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy denied that the US and EU were putting pressure on Ukraine to hold peace talks with Russia.

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