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Russia, U.S. hold crucial talks as Ukraine standoff nears
... and the United States are holding crucial talks on Friday as a weeklong standoff over Ukraine teeters on the cusp of a pivotal and potentially violent phase, with rising concerns that Europe may be be beset by war. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are meeting in Geneva , a key Cold War crossroads, trying to avert Russia 's invasion of Ukraine amid Moscow 's demands for concessions from NATO over its relationship with the former Soviet republic....
Updated: 01/21/2022
Kremlin reacts coolly to Russian proposal to recognise eastern Ukraine
... Dmitry Peskov , speaking before top diplomats from the United States and Russia meet in Geneva , said it was important not to score political points in such a fragile situation. Peskov said the Kremlin was not expecting U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to hand over a written response to its demands for security guarantees from the West on Friday.
Updated: 01/21/2022
Russia, US to hold crucial talks in Geneva
... concerns that Europe may be be beset by war. Intelligence services in Ukraine claimed to have evidence that Russia was secretly moving weapons and oil into eastern Ukraine . Russia 's foreign minister, Sergey Lavrov , and US secretary of state Antony Blinken will meet in Geneva once a key cold war crossingroads in an effort to avert a Russian invasion of Ukraine , amid Moscow s demands for concessions from Nato over its relationship with the former Soviet republic. On Friday morning Russia appeared ...
Updated: 01/21/2022
Russian lawmakers to discuss call for recognition of pro-russia regions
... eastern Ukraine as independent states, the speaker said on Friday. Vyacheslav Volodin , the Speaker of the State Duma , made an announcement ahead of a meeting in Geneva later on Friday between Russia 's top diplomat and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to discuss soaring tensions over Ukraine . A Russian troop build-up near Ukraine has stirred fears among Western countries that a war could break out between the former Soviet neighbors whose ties have been fraught since the annexation of ...
Updated: 01/21/2022
Biden, Japanese pm to hold first virtual meeting with Biden
... held a call on Thursday to talk about North Korea , China and the importance of solidarity in signaling to Moscow the strong, united response that would result from any attack on Ukraine , according to the White House . Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin also held virtual talks with Japanese Foreign Minister Yoshimasa Hayashi and Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi earlier this month, where China s military maneuvering and North Korea 's nuclear program were discussed....
Updated: 01/21/2022
Russia, U.S. to meet in Geneva on Ukraine tensions
... week. The top diplomats of Russia and the United States were to meet in Switzerland on Friday to discuss the soaring tensions over Ukraine after a flurry of meetings between officials on both sides in the last week. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Geneva for talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov after a swing through Europe to shore up U.S. allies commitments to hit Russia with sanctions if it goes ahead with an invasion of Ukraine . Washington s hopes of a united ...
Updated: 01/21/2022
US, German discuss Ukraine crisis, China challenges
Washington - 21 January ANI US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Thursday and discussed the Ukraine crisis and the challenges posed by China. Washington - 21 January ANI US Secretary of State Antony Blinken met German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Thursday and discussed the ...
Updated: 01/20/2022
US accuses Russia of spreading disinformation to Ukraine
... and propaganda ecosystem. It added that narratives act like a template that allows Moscow to adjust them with a complete disregard for truth as it shapes the information environment to support its policy goals. On Wednesday, US State Secretary Antony Blinken met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba in Kyiv. The US and international security assistance to Kyiv were discussed by the officials. Washington 's commitment to diplomacy was underscored by Blinken's ...
Updated: 01/20/2022
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