Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky stated in remarks late Monday that world leaders ought to “force Russia into genuine peace negotiations” and that Kyiv had “repeatedly proposed” talks. Zelensky accused Russia of obstructing these efforts and criticized it for objecting to Ukraine’s “completely understandable” calls for, together with the restoration of territory and safety ensures.
His remarks adopted reporting from The Washington Post that the Biden administration has privately inspired Kyiv to sign an openness to negotiating an finish to the warfare. Washington and Moscow have maintained communication channels at senior ranges, the White House stated.
“The military assistance we give is so that when Ukraine does get to the negotiating table, it is in the strongest possible position. That military support, our economic support, our humanitarian support, our political support will continue,” Karen Donfried, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs, informed reporters in Washington on Tuesday, following a go to to Ukraine.
Here’s the most recent on the warfare and its ripple results throughout the globe.
4. From our correspondents
In one Ukrainian village, occupation ended — and the feud started: A month after Ukrainian troops recaptured a village within the southern Kherson area, its once-close-knit neighborhood is split over allegations that some residents collaborated with Russian forces, Michael E. Miller and Anastacia Galouchka report from Shevchenkivka.
“Neighbors have pointed fingers against neighbors, severing relationships spanning generations,” they write. “Intelligence agents have asked questions about who did what, but so far have provided no justice to those who feel betrayed.”