On October 26, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, commented on the withdrawal of a letter from the US congressmen to Joe Biden. The letter called for diplomacy with Russia to end the conflict in Ukraine. Zakharova called the withdrawal “democracy twists”, which did not surprise her.
“Twists of democracy. You know — this is freedom of speech, a principled position, this is defending the rights of voters. This is what we talk about all the time. This is what it all refers to. It’s also about the separation of powers. Remember ‘check and balance’ Something that the United States of America has always been proud of,” Zakharova said on Sputnik radio.
According to the diplomat, the US has built a unique system to ensure that their democracy “flourishes” when the branches of government cannot put pressure on each other, being equidistant.
“This is from this series,” Zakharova noted.
Earlier, on October 24, it was reported that 30 representatives of the US Democratic Party called on the Biden administration to change its approach to the conflict in Ukraine and enter into direct negotiations with Russia to end the conflict.
The next day, the initiator of the letter, a member of the House of Representatives from Washington, Pramila Jayapal, announced the decision to withdraw her letter to Biden. She also said that the published letter created a false impression that some Democrats oppose large-scale assistance to Ukraine.
This happened after Kiev took such a step by the US as a positive signal for Russian leader Vladimir Putin, and stated that they consider possible negotiations with Russia to be an “unviable” proposal.