The US is ready to negotiate with Russia about Ukraine
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The US is ready to negotiate with Russia about Ukraine

(Dan Tri) – If Russia shows willingness to negotiate on the Ukraine issue, the US will certainly be ready, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken affirmed.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (Photo: Reuters).

At the meeting of European and Arab foreign ministers held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on April 30, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met and discussed with President of the World Economic Forum Borge Brende.

Secretary of State Blinken said that the United States plans to help Ukraine become a successful country militarily, economically and democratically, and will support Ukraine in the long term.

He emphasized that Washington has tried to unite countries around the world to help Kiev because it understands that Russia’s military campaign is not only aimed at Ukraine but also affects the basic principles of the world order.

On the other hand, he noted, whether the conflict can end or not depends on Russia’s will and decisions.

`Therefore, I hope (Russian President) Mr. Putin understands the message and shows genuine willingness to negotiate, in accordance with the basic principles of the international community and the United Nations Charter, including:

`As soon as Russia proves that it is really ready to negotiate, we will definitely be there and I believe the Ukrainians will also be there,` he emphasized.

The US diplomat said that Russia’s special military campaign in Ukraine did not achieve its set goals and caused Moscow losses both economically, militarily and diplomatically.

`Russia is having to reorient its economy, this may have an immediate effect, but it cannot be sustained in the long term. Overall, Russia is suffering both economically, militarily and diplomatically,` Foreign Affairs

On the contrary, the conflict has made Ukrainians more united than ever before, something not seen before 2014. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has also become more cohesive, with Sweden and Finland

Mr. Blinken sees all of these factors as a `strategic failure` for Russia.

Talking about Ukraine’s long-term prospects, Mr. Blinken said that more than 30 countries have completed negotiations or are about to end negotiations on bilateral security commitments with Ukraine.

He added that although Ukraine’s economic situation is currently very difficult, US investors are still very interested in Ukraine and the US is creating favorable conditions for the flow of private investment capital into the country.

Ukraine was able to restore the flow of goods through the Black Sea and now exports more goods than before February 2022.

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