The White House reacted to the proposal of trilateral talks with Putin

Yana Stavskaya 08:23, 01/15/22 UNIAN

Psaki advised Russia to finally decide what the future path of the crisis on the Russian-Ukrainian border would be.

The White House reacted to the proposal of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to hold trilateral talks with Russian head Vladimir Putin.

Jen Psaki, press secretary of the administration, said this at a briefing. She said that Putin must determine which path he will choose: further escalation and sanctions, or dialogue.

“I have nothing to answer in terms of further steps in the negotiations. Now everyone has returned to their capitals and is discussing this. I note that the position of the president and ours is that Putin and Russia must decide what the future path will be. We are ready, regardless of what they decide. If they decide to invade Ukraine, the economic consequences will be far beyond 2014. If they decide they want to participate in diplomatic conversations and negotiations, we are open. And we hope that they will,” Psaki replied.

Russia must make its own choice, Psaki emphasized again / photo REUTERS

Russia must make its own choice, Psaki emphasized once again.

Zelensky’s proposal

On January 14, the head of the Presidential Office, Andriy Yermak , announced that Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky had proposed to his American counterpart Joe Biden that trilateral talks be held with Russia.

According to Yermak, the American side accepted the proposal with interest. In turn, in Russia they answered that they had not received such an offer yet.

The threat of a full-scale Russian attack on Ukraine: what is known

Since November 2021, the international community has been concerned about the alarming movements of Russian troops along the border of Ukraine, which looks like preparations for a full-scale offensive against the country.

According to Western intelligence estimates, Putin could involve more than 100,000 troops in an attack on Ukraine, and the invasion itself could occur as early as the winter of 2022.

Due to the risk of escalation in the Russian-Ukrainian border, US President Joe Biden has repeatedly communicated with Russian head Vladimir Putin, but this has not helped reduce the degree of tension.

Against the background of the threat of another attack, Putin put forward demands for Ukraine not to join NATO, which the Kremlin called “security guarantees.” Russia claims that Alliance troops in Eastern Europe threaten its national security.

On this occasion, a series of meetings between representatives of the Russian Federation, the United States and NATO took place in Brussels, as a result of which the Alliance  rejected Moscow’s ultimatum . Against the backdrop of the failure in the Russian Foreign Ministry , the West is already being directly blackmailed with a “difficult scenario” for Ukraine. Thus, the Kremlin allegedly wants to force Kiev to comply with the “Minsk agreements”.

9 comments

  1. “She said that Putin must determine which path he will choose: further escalation and sanctions, or dialogue.”
    If sanctions are the only tools that the Bidenov administration has in the shed, they are in deep trouble when dealing with mafia land. Eight years of wrist-slapping has made me reluctant to believe that they alone would stop the evil Putin regime because so far they have accomplished the opposite. Oh yeah, and dialogue was only accepted by mafia land to test the West’s resolution and to win time.

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  2. In other words, the crapulous Biden administration is relying purely on sanctions to stop putler from further invasion, since the hair-sniffing putler groveller has already taken US forces off the table for nothing in return.
    To show how utterly absurd this is, a country that seems to produce mainly thieves, rapists, murderers and assorted other criminals; ie Albania; will get full Nato support if invaded by Russia, but Ukraine will only get the means to defend itself AFTER Russia has invaded.
    There is no honour in this whatsoever.

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      • They may well be right. But the most powerful nation on earth is gambling with the innocent lives of citizens of a free democracy that staunchly supports it.
        How long must Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia have to wait before a US president comes along who will take the necessary action to put putler back in his box?

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        • I would say they are right also. For one, Putler never shows his military threatening another country, he does it on the sly, provocation followed by invasion, followed by denial. The world’s eyes are on Russia, there will be no surprise attack, you don’t move 100,000 troops situated 200km away, in 5 minutes. I believe this show is just to see how strong Biden is, anything Putler gets is a bonus. So far Putler has nothing, let’s hope it stays that way.

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          • And we will see if Putin’s head fake will shake up the Jellyfish. I’m sure he’ll say I mean it this time! The table is set. The troops are there and he’s had 7 years of false flag attacks not to mention zero compunction killing his own people to make a political point.
            I don’t know why it’s so hard to say, if you start killing people we will send you back to the 13th century.

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