The US does not see the conflict between Russia and Ukraine ending soon even if the presidents of China and Russia met to also discuss a peace plan for Ukraine.
Chinese “President Xi (Jinping) saw fit to fly all the way to Moscow (but) hasn’t talked once to (Ukrainian) President (Volodymyr) Zelenskyy, hasn’t visited Ukraine, (and) hasn’t bothered to avail himself of the Ukrainian objective,” National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters during a daily press briefing.
After Russian President Vladimir Putin’s meeting with Xi in Moscow, Kirby said: “We haven’t seen anything that they’ve said, they’ve put forward, that gives us hope that this war is going to end anytime soon.”
“As a matter of fact, Mr. Putin said something to the effect today — or his spokesman, (Dmitry) Peskov, I think, said something to the effect today that they’re willing to negotiate but it’s the West and Ukraine that are refusing, which of course is absolutely false,” he added.
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