Ukraine – Lavrov-Blinken talks on Europe concluded in Geneva

The meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Anthony Blingen in Geneva ended in the wake of tensions around Ukraine: the talks lasted an hour and a half, according to the Dass report.

America is still looking “Diplomatic solution“About Ukraine. Blinken told this face to face with the Russian Foreign Minister, however he promised.” Quick and strong response ”in case of invasion From Moscow. Blinken later said that Russia should provide evidence that it does not want to invade Ukraine. The US diplomat will confirm that the US agrees to provide “ideas” in the form of a written response in Moscow next week.

Russia expects a written response from the United States to its demands “next week.” Lavrov said at the end of the talks. At the beginning of the meeting, the Russian minister announced that he did not expect a turnaround from today’s talks in the wake of tensions around Ukraine but expected responses to the “security guarantees” demanded by Moscow. “During your visit to Europe, in one of your recent statements you mentioned the fact that you did not expect a turning point from this meeting, we do not expect a turning point from this meeting, but we expect responses to our proposals,” Lavrov said.

“We acknowledge the need for fair dialogue” to “alleviate tensions” around Ukraine, Lavrov said after “open” talks with US Secretary of State Anthony Blingen on the Ukrainian crisis in Geneva.

Meanwhile TheUkraine accuses Russia of increasing arms suppliesMilitary equipment for I and pro-Russian separatists. Russia continues to “strengthen military capabilities” of separatists in eastern Ukraine, and since the beginning of this month it has been supplying “several tanks”, artillery systems and ammunition, the Ukrainian military intelligence service said in a statement.

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The Russia wants to withdraw foreign NATO troops from Romania and Bulgaria, Member states of the Atlantic Alliance, as part of the agreement for the escalation of the Ukrainian crisis. “There is no ambiguity – the Russian Foreign Ministry writes in response to the written question:” This is a question of the withdrawal of foreign forces, equipment and weapons, to return to the 1997 situation in those countries at that time. They were not members of NATO. This is the case with Romania and Bulgaria. “

Government of Bucharest ruled it “unacceptable.” Moscow’s claim. The same reaction from Bulgaria. “We decide for ourselves how to coordinate with our partners and organize the security of our country,” said Bulgarian Prime Minister Krill Petkov.

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