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Blinken says Putin not ‘serious’ about negotiations with Ukraine

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing at the US Capitol, on April 26, 2022, in Washington. (Bonnie Cash-Pool/Getty Images/AFP)
US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing at the US Capitol, on April 26, 2022, in Washington. (Bonnie Cash-Pool/Getty Images/AFP)

WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says that Russian President Vladimir Putin has shown no seriousness about diplomacy to end the Ukraine war, despite a series of international efforts.

“We’ve seen no sign to date that President Putin is serious about meaningful negotiations,” Blinken tells the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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