The USA told Xi Jinping: Make Vladimir Putin stop the war
by SEAD DEDOVIC | VIEW 464
John Kirby, who is the spokesman for the National Security Council of the White House, thinks that Xi Jinping, in order to avoid Putin continuing the war in Ukraine, needs to intervene. There will be a meeting between the two presidents (of China and Russia) today in Moscow.
"We hope that President Xi will put pressure on President Putin to stop bombing Ukrainian cities, hospitals, and schools, to stop war crimes and atrocities, and to withdraw his troops," Kirby said. As a result, Kirby believes that Jinping is likely to talk about other things that Ukraine will not be able to benefit from a great deal.
It will be interesting to see if the Chinese president can really make an impression on Putin and change his thinking about the situation. It is up to him to decide whether or not he wants to make the move in the first place.
"But we are concerned that instead, China will repeat calls for a ceasefire that leaves Russian forces inside the sovereign territory of Ukraine, and any ceasefire that does not involve the removal of Russian forces from Ukraine would effectively ratify Russia's illegal conquests," Kirby added.
Vladimir Putin and his goals: We are ready to negotiate
It has been made clear by Vladimir Putin that Russia is ready to negotiate. As of right now, there does not appear to be an agreement on the horizon. It's hard for a leader like Putin to compromise, as he has a lot of goals he would like to achieve.
He is stubborn, and he wants to achieve them fast. "We are always open to the negotiation process," Putin said. In the coming months, it will be interesting to follow the progress of the situation and to see if there is really going to be any change in the situation.
In addition to the very difficult situation in Ukraine, Russia is also facing many problems at the moment considering the state of its economy at the moment as well.