U.S. says won't push Ukraine to negotiate

U.S. says won't push Ukraine to negotiate

It’s not the United States’ role to push Ukraine to negotiate a settlement with Russia, even if the Biden administration thought that it was the right thing to do,  NSC Coordinator for Strategic Communications John Kirby said.

“It’s time for the United States to continue to support Ukraine, and that’s what we are doing,” the National Security Council coordinator for strategic communications said.

Speaking to Mike Emanuel on “Fox News Sunday,” Kirby said it will always be Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s call as to if and when to seek a negotiated settlement with President Vladimir Putin and Russia.

“President Zelenskyy,” Kirby said, “he gets to determine how victory is decided and when and on what terms. And [what] we’re going to do is continue to make sure that can succeed on the battlefield so that he can succeed at the table. But even President Zelenskyy will tell you that the time is not now for those discussions.”