U.S. and Russian officials will take part in security talks on Jan. 10 as the countries confront rising tensions over Ukraine, a spokesperson for the Biden administration said on Monday.
Russia and NATO are also likely set for talks on Jan. 12, while a broader regional meeting including Moscow, Washington and several European countries is set for Jan. 13, the spokesperson added.
Moscow, which has unnerved the West with a troop buildup near Ukraine, put forth a wish list of security proposals it wants to negotiate, including a promise that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) would give up any military activity in Eastern Europe and Ukraine. read more
“When we sit down to talk, Russia can put its concerns on the table, and we will put our concerns on the table with Russia’s activities as well,” said the spokesperson for the White House’s National Security Council, who declined to be named and said no decisions would be made about Ukraine without Ukraine.