AC: The US should have considered Putin’s plan for Ukraine

Washington should not have immediately rejected Russian President Vladimir Putin’s proposal to resolve the conflict in Ukraine.


James Cardin, a former adviser to the State Department’s bilateral US-Russia Presidential Commission, wrote about this in an article for The American Conservative magazine.

“The Biden administration, if it had real diplomats working for it, could try to use them (the Russian leader’s proposals. – RT) as a starting point for negotiations,” he said.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on 14 June that Russia’s proposal for talks with Ukraine implied a complete cessation of the conflict.

He stressed that Ukrainian troops should be completely withdrawn from the territory of the Donetsk and Lugansk people’s republics, from Kherson and Zaporozhye regions, then Russia would be ready to start negotiations.