Did The Washington Post Take Orders from Biden WH to Go After a...
The Republicans Are Really a Mess
UK Police Officer Had an Odd Exchange with a Jewish Bystander During Pro-Hamas...
Google Doesn’t Want You to Read This
Democrats Give More Credence to Donald Trump's Talk of a 'Rigged Witch Hunt'
Jesse Watters Blamed for Reading WaPo
'Our Constitution Was Made Only for a Moral and Religious People,' Part Three
DeSantis Honors Bay of Pigs Veterans on Invasion’s 63rd Anniversary
Gun Control Enables Sexual Violence
'Hating America, 101' – A Course for Homegrown Terrorists?
Illegal Immigrants Find Creative Ways to Cross Over the Border In Arizona
MSNBC Claims Russia, Saudi Arabia Is Plotting to Help Trump Get Elected
State Department Employees Pushed for Israel to be Punished in Private Meetings
New Report Confirms Trump Won't Receive a Fair Trial
Karine Jean-Pierre References Charlottesville When Confronted About Pro-Hamas Chants
Tipsheet

Kerry: All Parties Agree, We Must Resolve the Ukrainian Situation With “Dialogue”

On Wednesday in Paris, France, after briefly addressing the ongoing refugee crisis in Lebanon, Secretary of State John Kerry turned to the situation in Ukraine.

Advertisement

“Ukrainians told me yesterday in Kiev they want a government that has the consent of the people,” he declared. And the United States, he said, stands with all Ukrainians who long for freedom, democracy, and peace.

He also announced that he met privately and individually today with both the Russian and Ukrainian foreign minister, in what he called productive and encouraging discussions.

“[Our goal is to] normalize the situation, stabilize it, and overcome the crisis,” he said. “All parties agreed today that it is important to resolve these [differences] through dialogue.”

Kerry also reiterated three steps the United States has taken to induce Russia to withdraw all of its troops from Crimea. They include suspending bilateral agreements and military cooperation exercises with Moscow, as well as halting all preparations for the G8 Summit scheduled to be held in Sochi next summer.

Advertisement

“Russia made a choice, and we have clearly stated that we believe it is the wrong choice,” he said. “[But] Russia can now choose to de-escalate this situation.”

“The United States is ready to work with all parties to make that happen and to [make it] happen as soon as possible,” he continued. “Ukraine’s territorial integrity must be restored and must be respected. From Lebanon to Ukraine, the United States [is standing] ready to help our friends in [their] time of need.”

“[T]oday we initiated a process that over the next couple of days, we hope, will bring about a process of de-escalation,” he said.

It remains to be seen, however, if that much-hoped-for outcome will materialize.

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Townhall Videos

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement