Can the US and Russia find a diplomatic 'off-ramp' on Ukraine? - Agence France Presse

Thursday, January 20, 2022

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The United States has called for a diplomatic solution with Russia to resolve a crisis over Ukraine, but in public at least, the two powers remain deeply at odds. Secretary of State Antony Blinken will meet Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday in Geneva as tens of thousands of Russian troops remain stationed on Ukraine's borders...

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Biden predicts Russia-Ukraine conflict: ‘Minor incursion’ could divide Western allies - The Washington Examiner

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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Russian President Vladimir Putin is likely to authorize some degree of new conflict with Ukraine, according to President Joe Biden, who acknowledged that a “minor incursion” might sow discord within the trans-Atlantic alliance about how to respond. “It’s one thing if it’s a minor incursion and we have to fight about what to do and not to do,” Biden said...

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Fmr. Amb. Taylor: Secy. Blinken will urge Lavrov to ‘engage in negotiations’ - MSNBC

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss Secretary of State Tony Blinken’s meeting with Ukraine’s president and foreign minister, and his upcoming meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov. “Secretary Blinken will be encouraging, urging, the Foreign Minister to engage in negotiations to address some of the issues that the foreign minister and the Russians more broadly have been worried about, have been expressing concern about,” says Taylor...

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Nearly 50 Percent Chance of 'Major War' Over Russia-Ukraine: Ex Ambassador - Newsweek

Monday, January 17, 2022

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Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor says he believes there is nearly a "50 percent" chance of a "major war" breaking out in Europe, as fears grow that Russian President Vladimir Putin is prepared to invade Ukraine. "There's a 50 percent chance that there will be a major war in Europe today, with tens of thousands of soldiers on both sides, both sides, dying," Taylor told CNN on Sunday, referring to the burgeoning crisis that has emerged on Ukraine's eastern border...

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Fears of Russian invasion of Ukraine rise despite US push for diplomacy - The Hill

Saturday, January 15, 2022

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U.S. officials are raising alarm that Russian threats of war against Ukraine are spiking dangerously despite the conclusion of a week of diplomatic meetings aimed at avoiding the outbreak of open conflict. National security adviser Jake Sullivan warned Thursday that Russia is preparing a “false flag” operation to use as a pretext to launch an offensive against Kyiv on top of its buildup of more than 100,000 troops on Ukraine’s eastern border...

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Ambassador Bill Taylor on Russia - Ukraine Tensions - Voice of America

Friday, January 14, 2022

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Host Carol Castiel talks with Ambassador William (Bill) Taylor, V.P. at the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP), formerly Ambassador to Ukraine, about Moscow’s designs on Ukraine given the ominous Russian troop buildup along the Ukrainian border. Taylor assesses whether the series of high-level meetings recently held in Brussels with NATO and EU representatives and the OSCE in Vienna can stave off a Russian incursion into Ukraine. He affirms that the western alliance is united and prepared to impose punishing sanctions should Russian President Vladimir Putin decide to attack...

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