The United States rejected Russia’s proposal for a ceasefire in Ukraine after contacts with mediators. Reuters reports this.
Three Russian sources familiar with the discussions told the agency that in 2023, Russia, through intermediaries in the Middle East, expressed its readiness to consider the possibility of a ceasefire in Ukraine in exchange for maintaining territorial gains. However, Washington refused to start negotiations, preferring not to put pressure on Kyiv. It is alleged that this meeting took place in Turkey. It was attended by persons who do not hold official positions; their names have not been disclosed.
It is noted that in 2023 and early 2024, the Russian side tried to establish contacts with Washington, but to no avail. According to the agency, in January of this year, Russian Presidential Assistant for International Affairs Yuri Ushakov had a telephone conversation with National Security Adviser to the American President Jake Sullivan. During the conversation, the American official announced his readiness to discuss all aspects of relations between the Russian Federation and the United States, with the exception of the Ukrainian conflict. At the same time, as stated, none of the parties confirmed the fact of this conversation.
Earlier, journalist Tucker Carlson said that Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to make a serious compromise on Ukraine.
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