24223709In the document, lawmakers praise Biden for providing military, economic and humanitarian support to Ukraine without that the United States entered the war directly. But they argued that “it is in the interests of Ukraine, the United States and the world to avoid a prolonged conflict.”
“For this reason, we ask that you combine the military and economic support that the United States has provided to Ukraine with a proactive diplomatic impulse, redoubling efforts to seek a realistic condition for a ceasefire. ”, wrote the congressmen.
24223709 The congressmen pointed out that these diplomatic efforts should include “initiating direct talks with Russia, exploring prospects for a new European security agreement acceptable to all parties that will allow for a sovereign and independent Ukraine, and, in coordination with our Ukrainian partners, seeking a speedy end to the conflict.” and reiterate this objective as the top priority of the United States.”
24223709 This Monday, General Mark Milley, chief of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke with with his Russian counterpart, General Valery Gerasimov.
24223709According to the colonel Dave Butler, spokesman for the United States Joint Chiefs of Staff, the two generals “discussed several important security-related issues and agreed to keep the lines of communication open. As per the previous line of conduct, the specific details of the conversation will be kept confidential.”