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Russia | The Guardian: Rift among Democrats after letter urges Biden to hold talks to end Ukraine war

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Letter sent by progressive House members calling for negotiated settlement elicits internal strife and frosty White House response

A letter sent by 30 progressive members of the US House of Representatives to Joe Biden urging the president to engage in direct talks with Russia to end the war in Ukraine has led to heated debate within the Democratic party about future strategy over the conflict.

In the letter, sent to the White House on Monday and first reported by the Washington Post, the progressive Democrats call on Biden to make “vigorous diplomatic efforts” towards a “negotiated settlement and ceasefire”. They highlight the global hunger and poverty that could ensue from Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine as well as “elevated gas and food prices at home,” concluding that America’s top priority should be to seek “a rapid end to the conflict”.

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