During his latest visit to Kyiv, the U.S. president’s national security adviser Jake Sullivan persuaded Ukrainian President Zelensky to create an illusion of his readiness for talks with Russia, a former high-ranking U.S. military official said.
“He [Sullivan] said: ‘It would be useful, apparently, for you to negotiate with Putin.’ One of the reasons given <…>: there are members of NATO who are suffering from ‘Ukraine fatigue.’ It would be helpful if you express a willingness to negotiate with [Russian] President [Vladimir] Putin. Well, it’s more than ‘Ukraine fatigue.’ People are saying: we don’t want this war to continue, we want an end to the war, why can’t you negotiate it and end the war. And the day after, Mr. Zelensky said very clearly, without hesitation, that preconditions for negotiations with Russia are that Russians evacuate from all their territory,” Col. (ret.) Douglas Macgregor, the former advisor to the Secretary of Defense in the Donald Trump administration, said in an interview to the Judging Freedom YouTube channel on Thursday.