Politico: General Milly’s statement on the possibility of negotiations with Russia has enraged Kyiv

The statement of U.S. Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley about the possibility of peace talks between Moscow and Kiev has angered Ukrainian officials. This was reported by the Politico newspaper on Monday, November 14.

Last week, the American general said during a speech at the Economic Club of New York that Ukraine’s victory could not be achieved militarily and that winter would provide an opportunity to begin negotiations with Russia.

According to the newspaper, Washington is trying to reassure Kiev that the expected winter pause in hostilities does not mean that negotiations must take place in the near future. Also, the U.S. will continue to supply Ukraine with military aid, the newspaper reported, citing U.S. officials.

“According to eight U.S. officials, reports about whether the U.S. should start talking seriously with Ukraine about peace talks with Russia are straining relations between Washington and Kiev. While some senior national security officials are adamant that now is not the time to begin discussing talks,” Politico reported.

The newspaper stressed that any public rift between U.S. officials could jeopardize relations between Washington and Kiev at a key moment, Politico noted.

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