Russian-American negotiations on Ukraine: “We are in a three-part process…”

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken (left) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov shake hands before their January 21, 2022 meeting in Geneva, Switzerland.


By: Jean-Baptiste Marot Follow

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A new meeting between Russians and Americans to try to lower the tension in Ukraine takes place this Friday, January 21 in Geneva between the heads of diplomacy of the two countries.


The tone of the discussion already seemed set when it kicked off in the morning: "

We don't expect a breakthrough

," Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

The latter immediately responded by promising Moscow a “united, rapid and severe” response if Russia marches on Ukraine.

Can the current tension be resolved through negotiation as Russia masses its troops?

The analysis of Jean de Gliniasty, director of research at IRIS, former French ambassador to Russia, author of "The short history of Franco-Russian relations", Inventory editions.


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