The White House emphasized that Biden currently has no intention of negotiating with Putin, because Putin has not yet shown his willingness to end the war.
The picture shows the meeting between Biden and Putin in Geneva, Switzerland in June last year.
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[Compiled Sun Yuqing/Comprehensive Report] White House National Security Council (NSC) spokesman John Kirby (John Kirby) clarified on the 2nd that President Biden currently has "no intention" to negotiate with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stressed that the precondition for Russia's negotiations was the West's recognition of its "new territories" in Ukraine.
"Voice of America" (VOA) reported that President Biden revealed on the 1st that as long as Putin intends to find a way to end the war, he is ready to talk to Putin.
However, Kirby clarified the next day that "we have not yet reached the point where negotiations seem to be fruitful," and reiterated that President Biden also mentioned that Putin still has little interest in negotiations so far.
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Kirby emphasized, "The president is not at all saying that now is the time to negotiate. In fact, his position has not changed. Only (Ukraine) President Zelensky can decide whether and when to start negotiations, and what should be reached between Ukraine and Russia. outcome of the negotiations."
The Kremlin said on the 2nd that President Putin is ready to negotiate with Western countries, as long as the West first recognizes Russia's "new territories" in Ukraine, including Kherson, Zaporozhia, Luhansk and Donetsk in the south. 4 states.