U.S. will not accept China's ‘peace proposal’ that can allow Russia to prepare new assault - State Department

U.S. will not accept China's ‘peace proposal’ that can allow Russia to prepare new assault - State Department

The U.S. government is against a "peace proposal” to end the Russian-Ukrainian war that could allow Russia to prepare a new attack on Ukraine.

Principal Deputy Spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State Vedant Patel said this at a briefing, Ukrinform reports.

“We would welcome any country being able to play a constructive role when it comes to Russia’s unjust and barbaric assault on Ukraine, so as long – so it’s happening in conjunction and close coordination with our Ukrainian partners. The important thing to remember, though, however, is that when it comes to the PRC’s purported, quote/unquote, ‘peace proposal,’ that is ultimately up to Ukraine. And a proposal that is going to allow Russia to refit its forces or something that’s going to lead to a further assault certainly would be a nonstarter for us,” he said.

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Patel also added that the United States supports all international efforts to investigate crimes in Ukraine, including investigations by the International Criminal Court, the UN Commission, and expert missions.

As reported, on the one-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, China presented its 12-point "position on the political settlement of the Ukrainian crisis". Chinese President Xi Jinping discussed them with the Russian leadership during his visit to Moscow on March 20-23. China’s “position" has been met skeptically by many countries.

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