Blinken: after the talks, a meeting with Biden and NATO allies will be organized
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US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken promised to hold consultations with President Joe Biden and the leadership of Washington’s NATO allies. He said this at a press conference following a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva, the event is broadcast by Reuters.
“After returning to Washington, a consultation meeting will be organized [based on the results of negotiations] with President Biden, the National Security Council, Congress, and our allies,” Blinken said.
At a press conference after the meeting with Blinken, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that NATO’s actions in Eastern Europe demonstrate that Ukraine belongs to the alliance’s sphere of influence.
Earlier, negotiations between Lavrov and Blinken ended in Geneva. The dialogue lasted only an hour and a half. Even before the event, both diplomats said they did not expect any big breakthroughs in the current relations between Russia and the United States from the meeting. Following the meeting, the diplomats held separate press conferences on the results of the negotiation process.