Blink and Lavrov discuss crisis in Ukraine: "Critical moment"
US and Russian foreign ministers are meeting in Geneva in an effort to prevent war, but both have lowered groundbreaking expectations in talks. "We are waiting for concrete answers," Lavrov demanded.
Friday, 21 January 2022, 13:35 Updated: 13:43
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Recent efforts to prevent a military confrontation.
Lavrov and Linken in Geneva, today (Photo: Reuters, Alex Brandon)
The foreign ministers of Russia and the United States are meeting today (Friday) in Geneva to discuss tensions around Ukraine, but both have lowered expectations of a breakthrough in talks.
Anthony Blinken and Sergei Lavrov shook hands at the opening of the meeting at the President Wilson Hotel in the Swiss city, before sitting down to begin talks.
"Our proposals are very concrete and we are waiting for equally concrete answers," Lavrov said.
Blink said that "this is a critical moment. You are right - we do not expect to resolve our disputes here today, but I do hope we can examine whether the diplomatic path and dialogue remain open. We are committed to going this way, resolving our disputes peacefully and I hope to examine the That is the proposal today. "
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