21 Jan 2022

Ukraine crisis: Will US-Russia talks stop war?

Washington Correspondent

“Frank and substantive”, according to the Americans, “open and useful”, according to the Russians, after further talks today over Ukraine.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov dismissed warnings of a possible Russian invasion.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned of a “swift, severe” response if they did, but said the two countries were now on a “clearer path” to understanding each other’s concerns.

At least both sides have agreed to keep talking.