Blinken discusses Zelenskyy’s peace proposal with G7 leaders

23 December 2022, 12:58 PM
Antony Blinken (Photo:Mandel Ngan/Pool via REUTERS)

Antony Blinken (Photo:Mandel Ngan/Pool via REUTERS)

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that he had discussed President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s peace proposal with the leaders of the G7, СNN reported on Dec. 22.

“I can just tell you that we’re looking at what he’s put forward,” he said.

“I was just on the — the video with our G7 partners this morning. And this is one of the things that we talked about.”

He called Zelenskyy’s peace proposals a “good start,” but did not say how long it would take to judge the proposal from a joint U.S.-Ukraine perspective.

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U.S. newspaper The Wall Street Journal earlier reported that the Zelenskyy administration is preparing to present a peace plan on the anniversary of the full-scale Russian invasion on or around Feb. 24.

The WSJ notes that Ukraine’s position in any possible negotiations “will depend on its battlefield position, and so Kyiv wants to prepare for potential peace talks by achieving military victories.”

European diplomats say they believe Russian dictator Vladimir Putin hopes to launch a new offensive between February and April, and "will not be interested in talks until he tries and sees what comes of it."

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