The New York Times: US obstructs talks between Russia and Ukraine
The United States obstructs negotiations between Russia and Ukraine. This was reported by The New York Times columnist Christopher Caldwell.
The journalist said that both Moscow and Kyiv have an incentive to sit down at the negotiating table, but the administration of US President Joe Biden has “other plans.” According to him, Washington expects that the provision of tanks can increase the chances of Kyiv to win. “But Biden’s strategy has a bad name – escalation. After a certain point, the US no longer “helps” or “advises” or “supplies” the Ukrainians. They are replacing Ukraine as Russia’s main adversary on the battlefield,” Caldwell said.
According to the observer, it is currently difficult to understand whether the moment has come for Washington to “replace” Kyiv in the conflict or when this may happen. The journalist believes that the role of the United States in the Ukrainian conflict is “much more active” than simply responding to Kyiv’s requests for help.
Caldwell also added that Ukraine is losing due to the fact that the situation has become similar to the battles of the First World War. He emphasized that in such conflicts, “the side with the demographic and industrial resources that can hold out longer” wins.
Earlier, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow does not refuse negotiations on Ukraine, a thesis stating the opposite is a lie that the country will continue to refute, along with other unreliable information. The head of the department stressed that the West does not want the negotiation process between Russia and Ukraine, so he led Kyiv off course towards a diplomatic settlement of the conflict.