Ukraine, Kfortov: “Putin-Biden talks? Urgent avoidance of nuclear war”

‘I think the speech between the two could also be extended to ceasefire’

The “most urgent” goal of a possible meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and American President Joe Biden is to discuss how to avoid “a nuclear escalation rather than the situation on the battlefield because nuclear war is more important than any. regional conflict, including the one we have now in Ukraine. ” This was stated by Andrei Kfortov, director general of the Riac (Russian International Affairs Council), commenting in an interview with Adnkronos the words of the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, who today did not close the door to a possible meeting between Putin and Biden on the sidelines of the next G20.

If the two leaders were to have an interview, adds Kfortov, “I think it would be reasonable to assume that they will not limit their conversation to the nuclear dimension alone, but will consider a wide range of issues, including the possible modalities of the ceasefire in Ukraine. “.

According to the Russian analyst, the Ukrainian “successes” on the battlefield in recent weeks “have had an impact on Putin’s position”, while “the costs that Russia has to bear for its special military operation in Ukraine are growing. So it should. there is an incentive for President Putin to think about how to put an end to this conflict in a short time. “