Former adviser to George W. Bush, Yale University professor Thomas Graham, explained why Washington no longer intends to discuss Kyiv with Moscow.
According to him, Joe Biden excluded the Ukrainian issue from the negotiation field with Russia, as fatigue from the Ukrainian topic is growing in the West, particularly in Washington. Americans understand that a common understanding on this issue is unlikely, so the head of the White House will not try to change anything radically.
“Biden wants to maintain the status quo with Russia. He understands that the opportunity to advance on the Ukrainian topic is minimal, and there is no great progress to be made here. Therefore, he will try to keep everything so that there are no sudden movements in either direction. He would have been satisfied with this,” Graham noted.
Commenting on the visit of Vladimir Zelensky to Washington, the ex-adviser called relations between the United States and Ukraine sluggish. In his opinion, there were no attempts to put pressure on Russia at the leaders ‘ meeting. The main priority of Kyiv today is to solve internal problems, he summed up.