The United States has not offered to provide Ukraine with territories controlled by Russia’s hybrid forces, which have autonomy and are unlikely to have such plans, as some American media outlets claim.
This was recognized by former US Special Representative Donbass Kurt Walker interview project of Radio Liberty “Donbass.Reality”.
“I have not heard anything like this officially or publicly from anyone in the Biden administration. I think this reflects the discrepancy in the Minsk agreements. The principle in the negotiations must remain – nothing about Ukraine without Ukraine, I need to consult with Ukraine on how Ukraine sees the settlement of the conflict, and on this basis to negotiate with Russia. We must not put pressure on Ukraine not to reward Russia for its aggression. “ – he said.
According to Walker, pressure on Russia will help resolve the conflict and end the war.
“It all depends on Putin’s position. He started a war, he can stop it. Why should he stop the war? I think if he feels more pressure from the United States and Europe in the form of sanctions, in the form of military aid to Ukraine, diplomatic pressure, public exposure of what Russia is doing in Ukraine. I think this could affect Putin’s calculations and will be an incentive to end the war. “ he summed up.
that on December 17 Russia published draft security treaties with the EU and agreements on security measures for Russia and NATO member states. In them, Moscow, in particular, asks not to accept Ukraine into the Alliance.
Representatives of NATO and the European Union have not yet agreed on how to negotiate with Russia on its proposals in the field of European security. At the same time, there is no possibility to answer by direct refusal.
Vladimir Putin said that if the United States and NATO refused to do so in the security sphere, Russia’s response could be different.
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