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Gosar offering to hold peace talks for Ukraine war in Phoenix

In a letter addressed to Vladimir Putin and Volodymyr Zelensky, the Arizona congressman invited them each to Phoenix to resolve the war between Russia and Ukraine.

PHOENIX — Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar is inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin to Phoenix to have interaction in peace negotiations to finish the months-long war in Ukraine.

In a letter addressed earlier this week to Putin and Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky, the Republican congressman mentioned he had seen sufficient “death and destruction” between their two international locations and felt compelled to take motion.  

“A pathway to peace is long overdue and I write to offer a means to pursue this important goal,” Gosar’s letter states. 

Gosar, who was censured final year by Congress for posting a threatening anime video towards one other elected official, goes on to invite the 2 presidents to Phoenix, a location Gosar considers superb as a result of it’s “away from entities that are currently urging more war.”

The Russian invasion of Ukraine started in February and Russia has been utilizing disinformation to justify its aggressions towards the nation. Moscow has not too long ago begun to describe the war as a “counterterrorism” operation in order to stoke anger towards Ukraine, in accordance to the New York Times.

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The U.S. and different Western nations have been supporting Ukraine throughout the invasion however U.S. officers do not see the 2 warring international locations reaching a decision quickly.

“Neither side is in a position to sit down and negotiate,” John F. Kirby, the strategic communications coordinator for the National Security Council, advised the New York Times this week.  

The White House has made it clear that President Zelensky should resolve when Ukraine is prepared to have peace talks with Russia. 

“There is — it’s nothing about Ukraine without Ukraine.  We’ve been very clear about that,” a White House spokesperson mentioned this week. Our job, as we see it at present, as we’ve seen it for the — this previous year — greater than a year — is to ensure that Ukraine has what it wants on the bottom as we see this — this war taking place in Ukraine.

Zelensky said last month that Ukraine won’t hold peace talks with Russia whereas Putin stays president. 

But some Republican leaders, together with former President Donald Trump, have begun pushing for peace talks in Ukraine forward of November’s midterm elections. GOP chief Kevin McCarthy has warned that Congress will not be writing a “blank check” for Ukraine if Republicans win again majority of the House.

Gosar was one in every of 57 Republicans to vote towards a spending invoice in May that allotted billions towards serving to Ukraine push again towards Russia. Gosar once more voted down extending the help to Ukraine in September.

An 80-page report launched by the Pentagon this week famous how China and Russia have been two of the largest threats to the nation’s safety. 

“Unlike China, Russia cannot systemically problem the United States over the long run,” U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said this week. “But Russian aggression does pose a right away and sharp menace to our curiosity and values.”

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