Ukrainian ceasefire “unacceptable” according to the White House – RT World News
Stopping ongoing hostilities would only ‘ratify’ Russia’s ‘conquest’ of Ukrainian lands, says John Kirby
Washington is firmly opposed to a ceasefire between Russia and Ukraine, US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said, calling any peace initiative “unacceptable” in the current situation. The senior White House official made the remarks Sunday in an interview with Fox News.
Kirby referred to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s upcoming visit to Moscow to meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, saying that if any peace initiatives were to come out of their meeting, Washington would reject them.
“What we’ve said before, and we’ll say it again today, that if coming out of this meeting there’s some sort of call for a ceasefire, well, that’s just going to be unacceptable. because all that’s going to do…is ratify the Russian conquest so far,” Kirby said.
Moscow and Beijing have been “increase their cooperation and relationship” lately, the official said, saying the two nations have come together to undermine and “rewrite” the said “rules of the game on a global scale.”
Russia and China “are two countries chafing at this rules-based international order that the United States and so many of our allies and partners have established since the end of World War II.” he said.
Recently, China launched a 12-point roadmap to end the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, which has been raging for more than a year already. China has taken a neutral stance on the hostilities, repeatedly urging both sides to exercise restraint and stick to diplomacy in order to find a solution.
While the Chinese roadmap was well received in Moscow, it received a cold reception in the West. Several senior officials have brushed off Beijing’s efforts to mediate, accusing it of siding with Moscow. US President Joe Biden, for example, has openly questioned Beijing’s motives and expressed his suspicions about Moscow’s reaction.
“Putin applauds it, so how could it be good?” the US president said shortly after the plan was unveiled.
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