Putin made the feedback a day after US President Joe Biden hosted Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy within the White Home and promised him continued and unwavering US assist.
“Our aim is to not spin the flywheel of army battle, however, quite the opposite, to finish this struggle,” Putin stated. “We’ll try for an finish to this, and the earlier the higher, after all.”
White Home spokesman John Kirby stated Putin has “proven completely zero indication that he is prepared to barter” an finish to the struggle, which started when Moscow despatched troops into Ukraine on February 24.
“Fairly the opposite,” Kirby informed reporters throughout a web based briefing. “Every part he (Putin) is doing on the bottom and within the air bespeaks a person who desires to proceed to go to violence upon the Ukrainian individuals” and “escalate the struggle.”
Kirby renterated that Biden was open to talks with Putin, however solely after the Russian chief “confirmed a seriousness about negotiations” and after consultations with Ukraine and U.S. allies.
Russia has persistently stated it’s open to negotiations, however Ukraine and its allies suspect a ploy to purchase time after a collection of Russian defeats and retreats which have swung the momentum of the 10-month struggle in favour of Kyiv.
“I’ve stated many occasions: the intensification of hostilities results in unjustified losses,” Putin informed reporters.
“All armed conflicts finish a technique or one other with some form of negotiations on the diplomatic monitor,” he added. “Ultimately, any events in a state of battle sit down and make an settlement. The earlier this realization involves those that oppose us, the higher. We’ve by no means given up on this.”
Russia says it’s Ukraine that’s refusing to speak. Kyiv says Russia should halt its assaults and quit all territory it has seized.
Putin additionally performed down the importance of the Patriot air protection system that Biden agreed to produce to Zelenskiy, saying Russia would discover a solution to counter it.
He stated it was “fairly outdated” and didn’t work like Russia’s S-300 system. “An antidote will at all times be discovered,” he stated, boasting Russia would “crack” the Patriots.
“So those that do it are doing it in useless. It is simply prolonging the battle, that is all.”
Putin additionally stated a worth cap imposed on Russian oil by Western international locations, designed to restrict its capability to fund the struggle, wouldn’t injury the Russian financial system. He stated he would signal a decree early subsequent week to set out Russia’s response.