The United States declined to comment on talks with Russia

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Psaki: The White House does not intend to predict the outcome of the US-Russian security talks

The United States declined to comment on talks with Russia

Jen Psaki. Photo: Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

White House spokesman Jen Psaki at the briefing declined to comment on the outcome of future negotiations with Russia, RIA Novosti reports.

Psaki stressed that the White House does not intend to predict the outcome of the US-Russian security talks. She noted that she had previously spoken about the expectations of the American side from this dialogue. “… But I will not predict how they might end,” Psaki answered when asked if Washington expects concrete results of the negotiations.

White House spokesman Psaki added that if the situation near the Russian-Ukrainian border escalates during negotiations, the United States will continue to provide assistance to Ukraine in defense matters in the near future.

“We continue to provide assistance to Ukraine on the issue of defense. We are providing assistance and will continue to do so in the weeks and months ahead, ”said Psaki.

Earlier, the US State Department answered a question about sanctions against Russia over Ukraine. Department spokesman Ned Price stressed that the United States hopes that “the economic response to Russia will remain a hypothesis.”

On January 10, negotiations between Russia and the United States will begin in Geneva. On January 12, a meeting of the Russia-NATO Council will take place in Brussels, and on January 13, a meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council in Vienna.

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