NewsU.K. Prime Minister declines Ukraine peace deal with U.S.

U.K. Prime Minister declines Ukraine peace deal with U.S.

British Foreign Secretary and former prime minister, David Cameron, leaves Downing Street following a cabinet meeting of the British government in London, Britain, 14 May 2024. EPA/TOLGA AKMEN
British Foreign Secretary and former prime minister, David Cameron, leaves Downing Street following a cabinet meeting of the British government in London, Britain, 14 May 2024. EPA/TOLGA AKMEN
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12:27 PM EDT, May 14, 2024, updated: 3:43 PM EDT, May 14, 2024

Rishi Sunak, British Prime Minister, dismissed the reported meeting of David Cameron, British Foreign Secretary, with Donald Trump on financially supporting the Ukrainian peace deal. "We have led when it comes to Ukraine," he said.

British Foreign Secretary David Cameron reportedly discussed a potential peace deal between Ukraine and Russia with President Trump. Cameron said that new U.S. aid would help Ukraine hold its front lines and gave Trump the "best possible conditions" to attempt to secure an agreement with Russia.

According to The Sunday Times’ source, Cameron asked Trump: "What are the best conditions in which you as president can make a deal in January? It’s both sides holding their lines and paying a price for that."

"Britain insisted its position on a Ukrainian peace deal has not changed after a report that the country’s top diplomat floated an agreement with Russia in a meeting with Donald Trump," reports Politico.

"It is crucial, now more than ever in this conflict, that Putin is sent a very clear message that we will support Ukraine for as long as is necessary," a spokesperson for the U.K. Prime Minister responded on Monday.

British Prime Minister dismisses the reports

"But what I can tell you is that you we have led when it comes to Ukraine," said Sunak, British Prime Minister, after a speech in London on Monday when asked about the reports.

"Investment in Ukraine’s security is an investment in our security. Our NATO allies are already worried about the prospect of if Putin succeeds, that they’ll be next – with all the consequences that would bring," he added.

At the same time, Sunak dismissed the report, saying he had not read The Sunday Times’ article.

After Cameron’s last month meeting with Trump covering the same matter, Trump has said he can negotiate a peace deal on Ukraine in 24 hours. His allies say the deal will involve ceding Crimea and the Donbas region to Russia – reports say.

Source: Politico, The Guardian

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