Kremlin Biden holds key to ending war in Ukraine but

Kremlin: Biden holds key to ending war in Ukraine, but "don’t want to use it"

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The Kremlin believes it is in US President Joe Biden’s hands to end the war in Ukraine by “governing Kyiv”.

“The key to the Kiev regime is in Washington’s hands”, said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov at his usual meeting with journalists. But he continued: “Now we see that the current leader of the White House … doesn’t want to use it, he wants to weaponize Ukraine,” he added, quoted by Portal.

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Since the beginning of the “military special operation” a term used by the Kremlin to describe the war in Ukraine Moscow has consistently accused Washington of being behind Ukraine’s decisions. Just this Friday, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that Biden’s comments about the possibility of a Ukrainian counteroffensive prove that decisions in Kyiv are not made by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

“Who decides what happens in Bankova? [rua em Kiev na qual está localizado o escritório da Presidência]? We know it’s not Zelensky, although he claims to be taking those steps” Zakharova said in a remark to the state news agency RIA.

The Ukrainian authorities have indicated that a counteroffensive is being prepared in the spring and have called on the allied countries to provide more weapons to equip the armed forces. This week, the United States pledged to send tanks to Ukraine for the first time.

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Washington is already working on plans to bring the Abrams M1 tanks to Kyiv, but delivery is not imminent. This Friday, US National Security Council spokesman John Kirby warned that delivery of the tanks could take “several months”.