• Bloomberg


Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the U.S. promised to deliver written responses next week to Russian demands for security guarantees as he dismissed Western “hysteria” over Ukraine and repeated that Moscow has no plans to attack its neighbor.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken offered a preliminary reply to Russia’s demands and sought clarification on some issues during their 90-minute meeting in Geneva on Friday, which went on as long as planned, Lavrov told reporters. The two sides agreed that negotiations should take place in a less emotional atmosphere, though he can’t say now whether talks are on the right path or not, Lavrov said.

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