Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Invoice Taylor argued Russian President Vladimir Putin’s claims in a latest interview that he’s open to negotiating with the U.S. to finish its conflict with Ukraine are “not actual.”
“It’s not actual. It is mindless,” Taylor instructed CNN’s Boris Sanchez on Friday. “The Russians have waged conflict on Ukraine for almost two years. An settlement to finish that conflict goes to return between the Russians and the Ukrainians.”
Putin sat down with conservative commentator Tucker Carlson on Thursday within the first interview the chief has made with a member of the Western media since Russia invaded Ukraine almost two years in the past.
Within the interview, the Russian chief stated the door was open for negotiations on ending the continuing conflict within the area, however a lot of the interview was consumed by him falsely speaking in regards to the nation’s historical past and repeating speaking factors to justify his army actions in Ukraine and elsewhere.
The interview got here as Congress struggles to cross a supplemental funding invoice that would supply extra assist to Ukraine. The Senate voted Friday night to push the $95.3 billion bundle for Ukraine, Israel and different nationwide safety priorities nearer to passing, nevertheless it hasn’t come with out a wrestle.
Taylor argued that whereas the U.S. has offered Ukraine with help all through its counteroffensive, “that is the Russians and Ukrainians who will finish this conflict.”
The previous ambassador stated Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has elevated his pleas to Europe for assist, as Congress’s inside conflicts have delayed vital assist packages from being despatched to Kyiv.
“President Zelensky clearly wants the U.S.’s help,” Taylor stated. “He wants that to be able to defend in opposition to what he’s bought and finally push again the Russians. So, he’s nervous about this help bundle that’s right here in Washington.”
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