Green Party Says U.S. Should ‘Stop Saber-Rattling’ and Use Diplomacy to Resolve Ukraine Crisis

Green Party leaders have called on the Biden administration to “immediately cease escalating military tensions and pursue a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis.”

A build-up of Russian forces along the Ukrainian border has caused international tensions to flare over the possibility of a full-scale invasion. The United States and NATO allies have begun moving equipment and additional military forces into Eastern Europe in response.

“The U.S. should restore the security guarantees it gave to Russia in return for German unification 30 years ago and instead use this crisis as an opportunity for nuclear disarmament negotiations,” stated Howie Hawkins, Green Party 2020 presidential nominee. “U.S./Russia talks in this crisis should expand to include nuclear disarmament along the lines of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.”

“The risk of this conflict erupting into a disastrous large-scale war is too great to ignore in order to please arms makers and bellicose politicians,” said Madelyn Hoffman, 2020 Green Party candidate for U.S. Senate from New Jersey and a member of the Green Party Peace Action Committee (GPAX). “Specifically, in the matter of Ukraine, the U.S. should negotiate a reduction of military forces in the conflict zone. We call on the Biden administration to pursue a diplomatic solution. We urge the Biden administration to heed European Union allies France and Germany calling for diplomacy, to acknowledge that Ukraine leaders believe Russian invasion is not imminent, and to pursue possible grounds for talks on secondary issues. The United States must also respect Ukraine’s right to self-determination.”

The press release concludes: “The Green Party supports the recognition by the U.S. of the sovereignty of nations and their right to self-determination, and our obligation to take disputes with other nations to the U.N. Security Council and General Assembly for negotiation and resolution. The Green Party urges both the U.S. and Russia to respect Ukraine’s sovereignty.”

 

2 thoughts on “Green Party Says U.S. Should ‘Stop Saber-Rattling’ and Use Diplomacy to Resolve Ukraine Crisis

  1. Sammy H

    Greens are smokin weed if they think this was started by the US. Putin is the war monger here, don’t apologize to him

  2. Nathan Norman

    Sammy H is a neocon warmonger. The US should not be increasing troops in Eastern Europe. That is provocative. The US should be moving troops to the southern US border and stopping the invasion of illegal aliens.

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