“It would not be a just and lasting peace.”
U.S. Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, has rejected the possibility that Ukraine and Russia reach an agreement of cease-fire to stop hostilities since this would legitimize the conquest of Ukrainian territories.
“There are those who may find the idea of a cease-fire tempting, and I understand that, but it implies the capture of a substantial part of Ukrainian territories by Russia and ratifies it in practice,” Blinken has argued in an interview with the French daily ‘Ouest France’ and the German publishing group Funke.
“This would not be a just and lasting peace.” Blinken has warned in the interview, while indicating that it would allow Russia to regroup troops and attack after a time.
“Russia must get to the point where it is willing to engage in constructive negotiations.”
“Russia must get to the point where it is willing to engage in constructive negotiations,” he has indicated.