Blinken: It's vitally important to convince Putin that he will not outlast Ukraine

Blinken: It's vitally important to convince Putin that he will not outlast Ukraine

In order to make sure that Russia changes its position on the establishment of peace in Ukraine, it is vitally important to convince Putin that his regime will not be able to outlast Ukraine and all of its supporters.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said this at the Aspen Security Forum on Friday, according to an Ukrinform correspondent.

"The fundamental problem is that President Putin believes, continues to believe, that he can outlast Ukraine and that he can outlast all of Ukraine's supporters. It's vitally important that we disabuse him of that notion," he said.

In this context, he said that it was primarily about support from many countries and, in particular, the G7 countries. At the NATO summit in Vilnius, the international community pledged to assume long-term security commitments for Ukraine and to help the country develop its defense capabilities so that Russia does not return to plans for new aggression in the future.

"That sends a very strong signal to Vladimir Putin that we are not going anywhere. Ukraine is not going anywhere and it will have the means to defend itself," Blinken said.

If there is a change in Putin's mindset when it comes to this, then maybe the Russian Federation will change its position, he said. "Now we don't see it," Blinken said.

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