The statement by the Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley about the possibility of peace talks between Moscow and Kyiv angered Ukrainian officials. This was reported on Monday, November 14, by the newspaper Politico .
Last week, an American general said during speeches at the New York Economic Club that Ukraine’s victory cannot be achieved militarily, and winter will provide an opportunity to start negotiations with Russia.
Washington is trying to reassure Kyiv that the expected winter pause in hostilities does not mean that negotiations must take place in the near future. Also, the United States will continue to supply Ukraine with military aid, the newspaper reported, citing US officials. Ukraine about peace talks with Russia, exacerbate relations between Washington and Kyiv. While some senior national security officials are adamant that now is not the time to start discussing negotiations,” the newspaper reported. officials could jeopardize relations between Washington and Kyiv at a key moment, states Politico. to start negotiations on Ukraine in the future. However, their conditions should become the prerogative of the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky.
Before that, on November 10, Zelensky said that he had never closed the door to negotiations with Moscow. At the same time, back in early October, the Ukrainian leader put into effect the decision of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine (NSDC) on the impossibility of holding negotiations with the Russian side.
In the same month, the President of Russia Vladimir Putin said that in order to achieve results in resolving the situation around Ukraine, it is necessary to sit down at the negotiating table. He noted that the Kyiv authorities, at the same time, have no desire to talk with Moscow at the moment.
Russia continues a special operation to protect Donbass, whose residents refused to recognize the results of the 2014 coup d’état on Ukraine. The decision to hold it was made on February 24 against the background of the aggravation of the situation in the region due to shelling by Ukrainian troops.
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