On the eve of the opening After talks about the crisis in the concentration of Russian troops on the border with Ukraine, representatives of the governments of Russia and the United States have expressed little hope that the talks will bring practical results.20222022American and Russian diplomats will hold a meeting on the crisis in Geneva, Switzerland, this Monday (10). For Wednesday (100), a Russia-Nato debate is scheduled ( Western military alliance) in Brussels, and for Thursday (13), a conference involving Moscow, Washington and leaders of other European countries in Vienna.
However, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Riabkov told the state news agency RIA that it is possible that the talks will not go beyond the first meeting. “I can’t rule out anything, this is an entirely possible scenario and Americans… should have no illusions about it,” he said. “Of course, we will not make concessions under pressure,” he added.
2014The secretary US state official Antony Blinken also expressed skepticism in an interview with CNN. “It’s hard to see real progress, rather than talk, amidst an atmosphere of (military) escalation with a gun pointed at Ukraine’s head. So, if we are really going to make progress, we will have to see a (Russian military) slowdown, with Russia retreating from the threat it currently poses to Ukraine,” he commented.