Negotiation between Blinken and Lavrov

New talks between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken could take place next week, US Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland said.

“We have seen some signs that the Russians are interested in engaging on these proposals, including the fact that Secretary of State Blinken and Foreign Minister Lavrov are likely to talk in the coming week” - Nuland said.

On January 26, the US and NATO handed over written responses to Russian proposals for security guarantees.

According to U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, the U.S. response includes concerns from the United States and its allies about Russia's actions, "an assessment of Russia's concerns on the merits, and our own ideas in areas where we could find common ground".