WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russia is showing signs it may be ready to hold concrete talks on Ukraine, even with Moscow intent on “destroying” its neighbor, US Assistant Secretary of State Wendy Sherman said. said on Sunday this week.
In an interview with Fox News Sunday, Sherman said that the United States is under “enormous pressure” on Russian President Vladimir Putin to agree to a ceasefire in Ukraine and allow the construction of humanitarian corridors to allow for the evacuation of civilians. was putting
“Some of this pressure is starting to have an effect. We are seeing some signs of serious and genuine trading. But I must say… so far it looks like Vladimir Putin is intent on destroying Ukraine,” Sherman said.
The assistant secretary did not elaborate on any indications Moscow had made about these talks. But earlier on Sunday, Russian and Ukrainian officials gave an encouraging assessment of progress in the talks, saying results could be achieved in a few days.
(Reporting by Richard Cowan, Sarah Ann Lynch and Andrea Schall)
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