U.S. Diplomat: 'Up To Russia' To End Its War In Ukraine
George Kent, the top U.S. diplomat for Ukraine, says that "Russia is the aggressor state" in Ukraine and the armed confrontations in the country's east should be called a "war," not just a "conflict." Speaking to Olena Removska from RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service on July 20 in Kyiv, Kent added: "The duty to end the war is up to Russia, not up to Ukraine." Kent serves as U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs.