U.S. Rejects Major Offer From Putin

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(TargetLiberty.org) – The United States rejected Russian President Vladimir Putin’s suggestion for a possible cease-fire in the war with Ukraine. On Wednesday, the Kremlin denied the claims that the Russian President had put forward a possible cease-fire. 

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov was asked about the Reuters report regarding the cease-fire only to argue that the cease-fire proposal was untrue. Putin’s refusal to consider any other approach in the war in Europe, which is now entering its third year, has been an indication of how far the two nuclear powers continue to be. 

A U.S. source when asked similarly denied that Washington has had any contact with Russia, and argued that the country would not have been involved in peace talks that did not also include Ukraine. 

In 2023, Putin had sent through intermediaries signals to Washington that he would consider a possible ceasefire. 

Putin has proposed freezing the conflict at the current lines and has been unwilling to give up any of the Ukrainian territory that is currently under occupation and Russian control. However, the signal could provide insight into a possible peace path. 

A senior Russian source has argued that the contact with the U.S. has not come to anything. A different Russian source has pointed out that the intermediaries had been informed by the United States that they were not willing to have a possible ceasefire discussion without Ukraine being included. 

A third source also argued that contact with the Americans had fallen apart as the U.S. did not want to pressure Ukraine. 

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