US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken said he sees no sign of Russia’s readiness to enter into real peace talks:
“When it comes to diplomacy to end the war, it depends entirely on whether Russia gets to the point where it is really interested in stopping the aggression it has started, and we don’t see any evidence of that at the moment.
Far from wanting to engage in meaningful diplomacy, President Putin continues to move in the opposite direction. The fundamental problem he has is that the Ukrainian people are not only extremely courageous and resilient, they are also very successful in not only repelling aggression, but also taking their land back.
Ukrainians are fighting for their country, for their land, for their future. Russia is not. The sooner President Putin understands this and comes to this conclusion, the sooner we can end this war.”