Putin's Demands To Ukraine Defy UN Charter, Morality, Common Sense - U.S. State Dept

(MENAFN- UkrinForm) Russian dictator Vladimir Putin's demands for a "truce" with Ukraine go against common sense, morality, and the UN Charter.

This was stated by the spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State, Matt Miller, who spoke at a briefing on Monday, Ukrinform reports.

The spokesman called the Russian leader's statement "another maximalist statement", in which he called on Ukraine to surrender even more of its sovereign territory than what Russia currently occupies before negotiations could even begin.

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"No responsible nation can say that this is a reasonable basis for peace. It defies the UN Charter. It defies basic morality. It defies basic common sense," Miller said.

According to the official, Russia, the aggressor state, is unprepared for any serious "good-faith discussions".

"Russia's actions make this especially clear as it continues its bombing campaigns against Ukraine's critical infrastructure, threatens ships in the Black Sea, and forcibly relocates tens of thousands of Ukrainian children," Miller noted.

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As Ukrinform reported earlier, Kremlin leader Vladimir Putin on Friday, during a speech at the Foreign Ministry, said he was allegedly "ready for peace negotiations." However, Putin claims that to this end, Ukraine must first withdraw its troops from all regions of Ukraine that the Kremlin has already claimed its own and also recall its NATO bid.



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