April 13, 2022

A Hard Talk to Have


A Hard Talk to Have

“Direct, open, and hard”,

– Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer, describing his talk with Putin

The Austrian Chancellor made a trip to Moscow on April 11 to speak with President Putin about peace and the war crimes that have occurred in such places as Bucha and Mariupol

Despite the heavy matter of the conversation, the meeting lasted for one hour. After Nehammer left he voiced his thoughts on the conversation. His overall impression was largely pessimistic. He went on to tell reporters that Putin is currently using the logic of war: "Peace talks are always very time-intensive, while military logic says: 'Don't spend too much time and go directly into battle.'"

He added that during their conversation he reminded Putin that sanctions will continue and will be intensified so long as people continue to die in Ukraine.

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