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The White House “tested the ground” for negotiations between Russia and Ukraine

Assistant to the President of the United States for National Security Jake Sullivan during a visit to Kyiv

Assistant to the President of the United States for National Security Jake Sullivan during a visit to Kyiv

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Assistant to the President of the United States for National Security Jake Sullivan, during a visit to Ukraine, “tested the ground” regarding the possibility of resolving the conflict between Moscow and Kyiv through negotiations. On Wednesday, November 9, informed sources told.

How informs TV channel NBC, citing sources in Washington and Kyiv, Sullivan during the trip raised the issue of resolving the conflict through diplomacy. At the same time, the White House officially stated that the meeting of an American official with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was supposed to “emphasize the unwavering support of Ukraine and its people from the United States.”

Sources in Ukraine confirmed that there was no attempt by the US to force Kyiv back to the negotiating table with Moscow immediately. At the same time, Sullivan pointed out that Ukraine’s reaffirmation of its readiness for negotiations would strengthen Ukrainian positions, and also help maintain Western support.

Previously informed sources noted that Washington and NATO countries allow the start of negotiations between Kyiv and Moscow, if the Armed Forces of Ukraine manage to take control of Kherson. Under such a scenario, Kyiv could start the negotiation process with Russia from a position of strength, the Western media said.

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