Letter from 30 MPs, Biden urges direct talks with Russia
30 members of the House of Representatives of the country’s ruling Democratic Party have written to US President Joe Biden to sit in direct negotiations with Moscow on the Russia-Ukraine war.
They also called for other diplomatic means to end the war.
Pramila Jayapal, chairperson of the US Congressional Progressive Caucus, said on Monday that the letter had been sent to the White House. News from CNN.
Despite calls from US Congressmen, Joe Biden’s administration continues to supply arms to Ukraine.
Pramila Jayapal informed about sending this letter to the White House and said that she became motivated to send this letter for discussion in view of the destruction in Ukraine, the threat of nuclear war and the economic crisis that she saw during her trip to Europe.
Jayapal said, although we have given this letter, the main decision about returning to the negotiating table depends on Ukraine. By trying to keep America alive by arming the Kyiv government with hundreds of billions of dollars, the United States has developed a sense of responsibility to use all possible means to resolve this crisis.
For this reason, it is still necessary to minimize the damage and sit in direct negotiations with Russia, so that the Ukraine crisis can be resolved in a peaceful way.
The letter urges President Biden to open the door to direct negotiations with Russia.
However, the members of the US House of Representatives did not say anything about what kind of concessions should be made by Ukraine to resolve the crisis.
Lawmakers who have signed the letter include Ro Khanna, Rashida Talib, Ilhan Omar, Ayana Pressley, and Alejandra Ocasio Cortez, who are known as progressive Democrats.
Since February 24, the US government has given Ukraine $6 trillion in arms and military equipment as well as economic aid.
It is believed that the US administration will pass another 5 billion dollar aid package for Ukraine before next January.