The United States and its allies are ready to negotiate with Russia, a senior US administration official said on Saturday (January 8) during talks on Ukraine on restricting military operations and the delivery of missiles to both sides. President Joe Biden.
With important talks set to begin in Geneva on Monday, January 10, the senior official said during a conference call that the United States was not ready to discuss sending US troops or maintaining US forces. NATO countries in the region.
Threats of severe sanctions
Joe Biden has warned that Russia could face severe economic consequences if Russian President Vladimir Putin decides to invade Ukraine. On Saturday, US officials provided further details on possible sanctions against Moscow. According to a source familiar with US programs, they may target key Russian industrial sectors such as defense and civil aviation and influence Russia’s aspirations in high technology, for example artificial intelligence or quantum computing or consumer electronics.
The Geneva talks are aimed at avoiding a crisis, following further discussion sessions in Brussels and Vienna. The first conversation between the Russians and the Americans could take place on Sunday evening. Vladimir Putin has amassed tens of thousands of troops on the border with Ukraine, raising fears of an invasion.
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