Rumors Swirl Zelensky Wants to Talk to Russia Before U.S. Presidential Election

Rumors Swirl Zelensky Wants to Talk to Russia Before U.S. Presidential Election


“People familiar” told Bloomberg News on Wednesday that Ukraine is considering direct talks with Russia at a second peace summit before the U.S. presidential election in November – a report that followed rumors President Volodymyr Zelensky is worried about the health of American counterpart President Joe Biden.

Zelensky is currently in Washington, DC, meeting with Biden and other world leaders for the annual NATO military alliance summit. Ukraine is not a member of NATO but has loudly demanded entry to the alliance for years. The declaration published after private talks among NATO states included a promise that Ukraine was on an “irreversible path” to membership, as well as millions of dollars in military support. NATO has refused to integrate Ukraine, however, or offer a concrete

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