Skip to comments.Blinken says no Ukraine cease-fire without Russia’s withdrawal
Posted on 06/02/2023 3:50:24 PM PDT by Mariner
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says there can be no cease-fire in the war in Ukraine unless it is part of a “just and lasting” peace deal that includes Russia’s military withdrawal. Blinken said Friday that “a ceasefire that simply freezes current lines in place” and enabled Russian President Vladimir Putin to “rest, rearm, and re-attack” would not be “a just and lasting peace.” In a speech during a visit to Finland, Blinken said that Russia must also pay for part of Ukraine’s reconstruction and be held accountable for its full-scale invasion of its neighbor in February last year.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday that a cease-fire in the war in Ukraine could not be declared unless it was part of a “just and lasting” peace deal that included Russia’s military withdrawal.
Blinken said that “a cease-fire that simply freezes current lines in place” and allowed Russian President Vladimir Putin “to consolidate control over the territory he has seized, and rest, rearm, and reattack — that is not a just and lasting peace.”
Russia must also pay a share of Ukraine’s reconstruction and be held accountable for launching its full-scale invasion of its neighbor in February 2022, Blinken said in a speech during a visit to Finland, which recently joined NATO and shares a long border with Russia.
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Should be up to the Ukraine and not some idiot in America.
That was my thought... why is Blinken setting terms for Ukraine?
Because Ukraine is just our bitch.
How about letting Eastern and Southern Ukrainians vote on it?
Unfortunately (or perhaps, fortunately), I don't.
Whos war is this ?
Why is U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken dictating terms of anything ?
Like I told my grand son ....
poke it with a stick and see if it’s still alive ...
That’s intentionally a non-starter, Blinken has no interest in starting negotiations.
Seems to me that it is more of a money laundering bank for the rulers of nations.
You don’t get a vote either.
Then, Ukraine will continue to shrink and might not even exist when this is all over.
Blinken represents the faction that has destroyed America with perpetual neocon wars. Does anyone understand this? Average upstanding Americans lose and die while Blinken neocon insiders get rich.
>That was my thought... why is Blinken setting terms for Ukraine?
China and Turkey are going to arrange the treaty without him by August.
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die.
Into the valley of Death Rode the six hundred.
Russia has no vote on Ukraine’s internal affairs
if Russia really wants peace, all it has to do is withdraw its invading troops back to Russia
“Short Pants” Blinken weighs in from the geopolitical kiddie table.
Ain’t it wonderful that 0’Biden’s Puppet Blinken sets the terms for a ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine?
What Next? Will he set the terms for the cease fire between the Montagues and the Capulets?
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