US and Russia agree to keep talking after meeting on Ukraine

A member of Ukraine’s military in a trench on the front line of Zolote, in eastern Ukraine on Monday, January 17, 2022. (Photo: NYTimes)
AMMAN - The top US and Russian diplomats made no major breakthrough at talks on Ukraine on Friday but agreed to keep talking to try to resolve a crisis that has stoked fears of a military conflict.اضافة اعلان

After the talks in Geneva, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned of a "swift, severe" response if Russia invades Ukraine after massing troops near its border and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Moscow was still waiting for a written response to demands for security guarantees.

But both said they were open to further dialogue, and Blinken saw grounds to hope that mutual security concerns could be addressed.

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