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Ukraine's president has proposed a three-way meeting with Putin and Biden

2022-01-14T15:41:05.884Z

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has proposed a three-way meeting, possibly virtual, with his American counterparts Joe Biden and Russian...



Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has proposed a three-way meeting, possibly virtual, with his American counterparts Joe Biden and Russian Vladimir Putin to defuse the crisis on the Ukraine-Russia border, a close adviser said on Friday January 14. .

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"

President Zelensky has proposed to President Biden, and we think it can be done, to arrange a trilateral meeting, possibly by videoconference, between President Biden, President Zelensky and President Putin,

" the leader said. of Ukraine's presidential administration Andriï Iermak at an event organized by the American think tank Atlantic Council.

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"End the conflict"

We are still awaiting the response from the Russian side, but our American partners have welcomed our proposal with some interest

,” he explained. “

I think it's a proactive position, involving Ukraine in the negotiation. If it is a question of discussing the security architecture in Europe, it is necessary to involve Ukraine

”, estimated the adviser.

The Ukrainian head of state had already called on Tuesday for a quadripartite summit with Moscow, Paris and Berlin to "

end the conflict

" with the pro-Russian separatists in the east of his country.

A series of high-level meetings this week between the West and the Russians have not, at this stage, averted the risk of a new conflict in Ukraine.

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Americans, Europeans and Ukrainians accuse Russia of having deployed nearly 100,000 soldiers on the border with a view to potentially invading the neighboring country.

Moscow denies having any intention of doing so and claims to want to defend itself from the posture deemed threatening by NATO at its gates.

Source: lefigaro

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