"It depends on Putin": Blinken names the conditions under which there may be peace talks with Russia

Anthony Blinken speaks about negotiations with Russia

The possibility of negotiations with Russia to end the war in Ukraine depend on Russian dictator Vladimir Putin. Thus, he must show his willingness to engage in dialogue in accordance with international law and the UN Charter: sovereignty, territorial integrity, and independence.

This was stated by U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in a conversation with World Economic Forum President Børge Brende in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Radio Liberty reports. He said that Washington hopes that Putin "will understand the message and demonstrate a willingness to negotiate in good faith."

"If they are properly confirmed, a resolution should be adopted," Blinken said.

According to him, Moscow's aggression against Ukraine has become a strategic fiasco. The aggressor country was forced to make enormous efforts to circumvent sanctions and reorient its economy.

According to him, in general, Russia is weaker economically and militarily, given the destruction of so many of its forces. At the same time, Blinken emphasized, the Ukrainian people are united as never before, NATO is stronger and larger, and Europe has lost its dependence on Russian energy resources.

"All this, I believe, is a huge strategic failure for Russia. I hope that there is an understanding of this. As soon as Russia demonstrates that it is sincerely willing to negotiate, we will definitely be there, and I believe that the Ukrainians will be there," the US Secretary of State added.

It should be noted that Ukraine has repeatedly stated that it will not negotiate with Russia until Putin withdraws his military from Ukrainian territory. The main conditions for peace are the restoration of Ukraine's territorial integrity and the complete withdrawal of Russian troops.

As reported, Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov complained that Ukraine excludes any negotiations with the terrorist country Russia. The Kremlin dictator's spokesman said that the West had allegedly "forbidden" Ukraine to negotiate with Russia.

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