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Blinken says Putin has no interest in 'meaningful diplomacy'

by The Kyiv Independent news desk October 20, 2022 8:36 PM 1 min read
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The U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken told ABC News that Russian President Vladimir Putin “is rational, but the decisions he's making—or maybe better put, his objectives—are not rational.”

"What we've seen thus far is no interest on the part of Putin in meaningful diplomacy," Blinken said.

On Oct. 7, President Volodymyr Zelensky said Ukraine won't negotiate with Putin. “We are ready for a dialogue with Russia, but with another president of Russia,” he said after Putin declared the annexation of four Ukrainian regions – Luhansk, Donetsk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia oblasts.

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