Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday said that his Egyptian counterpart delivered a message from Secretary of State Antony Blinken calling on Russia to “stop” its war in Ukraine.
Lavrov met with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Moscow and told reporters that Shoukry “conveyed a message” from Blinken, who was in Cairo on Monday. “Russia is ready to listen to any serious proposal that is aimed at resolving the current situation in its comprehensive context,” Lavrov said, according to the Russian news agency TASS.
Lavrov said that the message was that Russia should “should stop, that Russia should quit, and then everything will be fine.” He said Blinken “omitted” something from the message, pointing to recent comments from NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, who called for Russia’s defeat in Ukraine.
“Everything is quite clear here. It’s not about Ukraine at all,” Lavrov said. He claimed the “Kiev regime” had no “independence” and only fulfills the will of “the United States and the rest of the West, which Washington has subjugated.”
While US and Ukrainian officials are demanding Russia withdraw from Ukraine, the condition is a non-starter for negotiations with Moscow. Adding to the unlikelihood of peace talks, Ukraine’s foreign minister has called for war crimes tribunals as a precondition, and Moscow insists any future peace deal must recognize the territory it annexed as Russian.
The State Department has abandoned diplomacy with Russia over the past year and has made no efforts to foster negotiations to end the war. Since Russia invaded Ukraine, Blinken and Lavrov have only held one known call, and the conversation was about a prisoner swap, not the conflict.
A few months ago, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, the highest-ranking US military officer, said the winter would provide a good time for peace talks. But reports at the time said that Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan disagreed.
16 thoughts on “Egyptian FM in Russia Passes Message to Lavrov From Blinken”
The United States is governed by hormone fueled juveniles… nuclear armed hormone fueled juveniles.
Hyperactive zealots thinking war is a video game.
The US is governed by donor fueled, greed driven monsters. Like juveniles, they lack any longer term judgment, only the most short term satisfaction of urges.
Sure, why would they negotiate a situation that’s increasingly likely to kill most non-millionaires on the planet? We’re invisible, worthless and deplorable anyway. The Democrats are building a brave new future on the corpses of humanity and nature, and if you don’t believe them, they’ll silence you. All hail woke fascism!
Actually, if they crash the Dollar as they seem set to do, they will do vast harm to billionaires and oligarchs too. They meant to harm only Russian oligarches, but they used a very indiscriminate weapons over which they have little control and less understanding.
Some of these guys are on a pretty big pay roll, it would be nice to see some direction at diplomacy.
Lack of diplomacy is how they started the war.
Oddly, Biden is doing the same thing on the debt limit issue — “no negotiation.” Won’t talk. It seems to be a pattern, in matters of great importance that could tank the whole show.
Lavrov is waiting for Anthony to Blinken first.
Careful, bro. His first name is Antony–not Anthony. His Wikipedia page is full of important information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antony_Blinken
I’m glad you found your source material.
When Russia takes over Florida and claims it as it’s own, then you can call it annexation. Reclaiming own territories
that was stolen from them by the terrorist empire isn’t ‘annexation’. It’s liberation.
At least Florida will have better health care.
Lol, you can’t be this delusional
The more losses Putin takes to keep the stolen land, the more reasons he’ll have to continue the occupation however, it will be exponentially harder and costly for him to hold the ground. Sending more waves of mobilized citizens will not change that. Even the US failed to hold ground in Iraq and Afghanistan.
With the Russian economy crashing, a full withdrawal or negotiated partial one is the only realistic solution for Putin.
There was no message for Lavrov. Blinken had nothing to say, and Lavrov was dismissive.
The message was for us — “The US wants that war.”
After sending the message, Blinken challenged Lavrov to a game of marbles, winner take all. Then his Mommy yelled at him to wash up for dinner…
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