U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield revealed in an interview with CNN’s “State of the Union” that Russian President Vladimir Putin has no real plans of negotiating for peace in the peace talks between Russia and Ukraine.
Anchor Jake Tapper asked Thomas-Greenfield, “Do you see a negotiated settlement between Ukraine and Russia as the only practical way to avoid World War III?”
She responded to the question by saying, “We have supported the negotiations that President Zelensky has attempted to do with the Russians, and I do use the word attempted because the negotiations seem to be one-sided. The Russians have not leaned into any possibility for negotiated and diplomatic solutions. We tried quite a bit before Russia decided to move forward in this brutal attack on Ukraine, and those diplomatic efforts were not responded to well by the Russians, and they’re not responding now.”
If what Thomas-Greenfield is saying is true, Russia has no intentions of ending the war until they accomplish everything they set out to do.
Putin’s horrifying plan appears to be complete subjugation of Ukraine and the installation of a puppet government that will do Putin’s bidding.
Putin wants a buffer zone between Russia and NATO, and apparently, he’s willing to go to great lengths to accomplish that mission. This is tragic news for Ukraine, whose only real hope is to do enough damage to Russian forces to force Putin to settle the war at the negotiation table.
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