No Concessions, No Breakthroughs: Russia, U.S. Cast Pall On Ukraine Talks

No Concessions, No Breakthroughs: Russia, U.S. Cast Pall On Ukraine Talks

Andrew H. Sweet

Talks begin today in Geneva before moving to Brussels and Vienna, but the state-owned RIA news agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying it was entirely possible the diplomacy could end after a single meeting.

"I don't think we're going to see any breakthroughs in the coming week," U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a CNN interview.

In response to Russian demands for Western security guarantees, the United States and allies have said they are prepared to discuss the possibility of each side restricting military exercises and missile deployments in the region.

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