ACTION ALERT: Tell US to Talk With Russian Ambassador

June 8th, 2023 - by World BEYOND War

Russia’s US Ambassador Anatoly Antonov

ACTION: Tell State Department to
Start Talking With Russian Ambassador
World  BEYOND War

The US State Department is not talking with the Russian Ambassador to the United States . . . about resolving the Ukraine war, or about much of anything else.

Politico calls the Russian Ambassador to the United States “Lonely Anatoly” because his job is to talk with the US government, but the US government won’t talk with him.

This is dangerous. Failure to communicate only increases distrust and enmity, heightening the risk of nuclear war.

ACTION: Click here to tell the State Department to start talking.

Four blocks from the White House sits the Russian Ambassador’s house, the former Soviet Embassy where then-Attorney General Robert Kennedy met with Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin to de-escalate the Cuban Missile Crisis by talking. Today, another Russian Ambassador, Anatoly Antonov, is there, but the US State Department doesn’t speak with him.

Russian Ambassador’s office, mere blocks from the White House

Here’s Our State Department  Petition:
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Speak with the Russian Ambassador.

Speak, if not about negotiating an end to war, then at least about topics unrelated to Ukraine, such as cooperation on other matters, including climate change.

Or speak about smaller, solvable issues.

Speak about freeing each others’ prisoners.

Speak about allowing visas for cultural exchanges.

Speak about allowing the International Atomic Energy Agency to protect the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine.

Speak about reactivating and extending the New START nuclear arms reduction treaty.

Speak about steps that can begin to build trust.

Speak, ideally, about a compromise that might end the killing before it ends all life on Earth.

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