American President Joe Biden offered on Thursday to sit down with his Russian counterpart Wladimir Putin‘ to End of the war in Ukraine, which has led to a serious humanitarian crisis.
What happened: To hosted his French counterpart for a state dinner at the White House on ThursdayBiden condemned Putin’s war in Ukraine in a joint statement with Emmanuel Macron and offered to find a way to end the war.
“I’m willing to speak to Mr. Putin if there’s actually an interest in him deciding that he’s looking for a way to end the war,” Biden said, adding that the Russian leader “hasn’t done that yet Has”.
“If that’s the case, I’m happy to sit down with Putin, in consultation with my French friends and my NATO friends, to see what he wants – has in mind. He hasn’t done that yet,” he added.
Meanwhile, the presidents of the US and France said they were committed to keeping it Moscow held accountable “for widely documented atrocities and war crimescommitted by both his regular armed forces and his deputies” in Kyiv.
Biden added that Washington and Paris resist Putin’s ‘tangible ambition’ for the conquest and defense of democratic values and universal human rights, while the Kremlin’s fierce attack in Ukraine continued.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyys advisor Mykhailo Podolyak made it clear that between 10,000 and 13,000 Ukrainian soldiers had died according to the EU Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said that 100,000 Ukrainian soldiers had been killed.
The commission also later issued a clarification saying this was an error and the figure referred to both dead and injured.