US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken believes that Russia does not want peace talks.
After Volodymyr Zelensky announced the "peace formula", dictator Putin tripled the terror.
He said this in a comment to CBS News.
Anthony Blinken said that, on the one hand, Russia declares "readiness for negotiations", while intensifying terror against Ukrainians.
In his opinion, this does not indicate Putin's desire to conduct peace talks.
The US Secretary of State emphasized that when Volodymyr Zelenskyi spoke about the "peace formula", Putin "tripled the terror": he tried to annex the captured territories, announced mobilization, increased missile strikes on the energy infrastructure.
Thus, the dictator wants to make winter a weapon in the war against Ukraine.
"Putin could not win on the battlefield, so he directed his anger and fire at Ukrainian citizens, attacking the energy infrastructure, trying to turn off the lights, turn off the heat, turn off the electricity," Blinken is convinced.
Russia's war against Ukraine
On February 24, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of the territory of Ukraine.
The occupiers wanted to capture Kyiv and establish their puppet government there.
However, the Armed Forces repelled the Russian aggression in the north of Ukraine.
Also, the Defense Forces conducted successful counterattacks in the Kharkiv and Kherson areas.
Immediately after the start of a full-scale war, the Russian Federation issued an ultimatum to Ukraine - to come to Belarus, from where the attack on Kyiv was taking place, for alleged peace negotiations.
However, according to the participants of the Ukrainian delegation, the Russian Federation did not want to negotiate, but only put forward conditions.
Recently, the aggressor talked about "negotiations", continuing to bombard Ukraine with missiles.
Macron said that Russia needs "security guarantees" when it returns to the talks
The State Department said whether Biden is ready to meet with Putin for negotiations on the fate of Ukraine
"We will not call Ukrainians to an unacceptable compromise with the Russian Federation" - Macron