Ukraine has proposed three-way talks with US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin amid fears of invasion, an aide to Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelensky stated Friday.
“President Zelensky proposed to President Biden and we think it can be worked (out) to organize a trilateral meeting, maybe by videoconference, between President Biden, President Zelensky and President Putin,” stated the top of the Ukrainian president’s workplace, Andriy Yermak.
“We are still waiting for the reaction on this, I think, from the Russian side. But our American partners take our proposal with some interest,” he advised the Atlantic Council assume tank in Washington.
Zelensky on Tuesday additionally known as for a brand new summit involving France, Germany and Russia, as Kyiv fears an invasion, with some 100,000 Russian troops on its border.
Biden and Putin have spoken twice by phone on the tensions, with the US chief warning of large financial retribution if Russia invades.
Yermak praised the Biden administration for briefing Ukraine repeatedly throughout per week of diplomacy, which included a high-level US-Russia assembly in Geneva on Monday, however stated his nation wanted to be concerned instantly.
“I think it’s a very proactive position,” he stated.
If “discussing the security system in Europe, it’s necessary to involve Ukraine,” he added.
Putin has denied Russia plans to invade Ukraine however has issued calls for, together with ensures that NATO is not going to increase eastward.
The United States has rejected the demand, though Europeans have made clear that they don’t seem to be prepared to deliver Ukraine into the Western safety alliance.
Ukraine was hit Friday by a significant cyberattack, elevating considerations of preparations for an assault.