Biden and Zelenskyy’s High-Stakes Talks Revealed

( – President Joe Biden and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will discuss the war in Ukraine and their dependence on U.S. and international aid to continue the effort in New York and Washington D.C. during a series of meetings over the week of September 18th. Both will appear before the United Nations during its General Assembly according to anonymous officials familiar with the matter speaking to CNN.

The same officials suggested Zelenskyy would be visiting Washington D.C. after his appearance in New York. Zelenskyy will undoubtedly demand more support from the international body as they continue to fight Russia. Russia has been looking for a series of non-negotiables as part of their deal to stop the fighting.

These include a guarantee that Ukraine never joins NATO and that the organization itself begins to scale back its military presence in Central and Eastern Europe which the U.S. and its allies reject automatically. Putin has pointed out that it is not Russia that has come to the U.S. border and installed missile silos and military bases, rather that’s what the U.S. has done to them using NATO as a proxy.

Russia and others have previously accused the new Ukrainian government of engaging in genocide against ethnic Russians living in the southeastern part of the country known as the Donbas region. This includes the nascent republics of Donetsk and Lugansk which have only been formally recognized as independent sovereign states by Russia and a handful of its allies like Syria, Venezuela, and Cuba.

One of the key factors leading to the current conflict was the failure of Ukraine to fully implement prior peace agreements, Minsk 1 and 2. Those agreements were intended to stop the ongoing bloody conflict that raged in Ukraine since the 2014 coup by the current regime.

Zelenskyy will reportedly meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, multiple individual congressmen, and other officials during his time in the district. He’ll likely lobby for continued U.S. assistance to Ukraine as more Republicans are speaking out against continued financial support with no end to the conflict in sight.

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