The US administration will not agree to a call for a truce in Ukraine if it comes after a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping. This was stated by the coordinator for strategic communications at the White House National Security Council, John Kirby.
“We have said this before, and we will repeat it again today – if anything like a call for a truce is heard at the end of the meeting, then this will be unacceptable,” he said in an interview with the program. Fox News Sunday. Mr. Kirby explained that this would give the Russian leadership more time to prepare a new offensive.
The US will be watching closely to see how Mr. Xi’s visit to Russia will play out, a White House spokesman said. “Of course, recently they have been expanding their cooperation and relations,” John Kirby commented on the relationship between the two countries.
He also stated that they want to disrupt the world order. “These are two countries that oppose this rules-based international order that the United States and many of our allies and partners have created since the end of World War II,” Mr. Kirby said (quoted from Politico). “They would like to globally rewrite the rules of the game,” he said.
The President of China will visit Russia on March 20-22. At the end of February, Beijing presented a 12-point plan to resolve the conflict in Ukraine.
Follow the situation in Ukraine in the online broadcast “Kommersant”.
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