Ukrainian President Zelensky has said he agrees to an “attempt” to negotiate with Russia, but he doubts its success.
“As always, I will honestly say that I do not see any benefit from these talks, but let them try,” the Ukrainian president was quoted as saying in a video statement.
He said that if there was an opportunity to end the war, they should take part in it.
Zelensky released the video after talking to the Belarussian president, who agreed to hold talks on the Belarusian border.
The United States has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to seek “further aggression” against Ukraine, calling the Russian president’s order to maintain nuclear weapons and force “absolutely unacceptable.”
Speaking to ABCT on Sunday, White House Press Secretary Jane Sackie said, “President Putin’s attitude during this time of tension has been to create threats that do not exist in order to provoke further aggression.”
Linda Thomas, the US ambassador to the United Nations, said she strongly condemned Vladimir Putin’s move.
“This means that President Putin is promoting this war in a way that is not acceptable at all.”