Biden ready to talk to Putin to end war

Biden ready to talk to Putin to end war

U.S. President Joe Biden has said he is open to possible negotiations with Vladimir Putin if the Russian leader is serious about ending the war against Ukraine.

According to an Ukrinform correspondent, the U.S. leader said this at a press conference in Washington on Thursday, December 1.

"I'm prepared to speak with Mr. Putin if, in fact, there is an interest in him deciding he's looking for a way to end the war. He hasn't done that yet," Biden said.

He added that he does not intend to speak to Putin any time soon, but he would be willing to if Putin is genuinely interested in ending the war.

"If that's the case, in consultation with my French and my NATO friends, I'll be happy to sit down with Putin to see what he has in mind. He hasn't done that yet. In the meantime, I think it's absolutely critical, what Emmanuel said: we must support the Ukrainian people," Biden said.

He added that there was only one rational way to end the war in Ukraine - for Russia to withdraw its troops.

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