decision on peaceful negotiations with Russia should be hosted by the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky on their own terms, not the United States. This was stated by the coordinator for strategic communications at the National Security Council John Kirby at the briefing.
Vladimir Putin During the plenary session of the Valdai International Discussion Club, he reported that the Russian Federation was ready for dialogue with Ukraine immediately after the notification of the Kyiv authorities by America.
“If and when it comes to peace talks, that will be and should be President Zelensky’s decision. And on his terms,” Kirby said.
The US politician believes that the initiative should come from Zelensky, since he represents his country. Kirby also noted that Putin does not show any interest in stopping the special operation in Ukraine.