Senior U.S. Diplomat Says Talks With Russia On The Verge Of Collapse


Daily Mail: ‘The drumbeat of war is sounding loud and the rhetoric has gotten rather shrill’: Top US diplomat warns Russia talks are on brink of COLLAPSE and Blinken says ‘jury is still out’ on whether Putin will invade Ukraine 

* Kremlin envoys said the talks were ‘very disappointing’ in Vienna Thursday and next steps would be reached after they brief Russian President Vladimir Putin 

* Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov would ‘neither confirm nor exclude’ the possibility that Russia could send military assets to Cuba and Venezuela 

* Ryabkov said it was up to the United States how the situation would play out 

* But State Secretary Antony Blinken put the onus on Putin in an MSNBC interview 

* On Weds. Russia demanded a guarantee that Ukraine will never be let into NATO 

* But this was unanimously rejected, as were other demands made by the Kremlin 

* NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned there was now ‘a real risk of a new armed conflict in Europe’ with Russia having built up troops on Ukraine’s border 

* Meanwhile, Russia cranked up its war games with live-fire exercises 

Talks to find a diplomatic solution to the worsening situation between Russia and Ukraine are on the brink of collapse after Thursday’s meeting as a key US ambassador warned ‘the drumbeat of war is sounding loud.’ 

Secretary of State Antony Blinken hit the airwaves on Thursday morning where he also weighed in on the crisis, claiming the ‘jury is still out’ on whether Russian President Vladimir Putin’s aggressive military buildup on Ukraine’s border will end with an invasion.  

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Update: Blinken says NATO’s door will remain open despite Russian demands -MSNBC (Reuters)  

WNU Editor: The Kremlin is also coming to the same conclusions …. Russian President Putin Briefed On ‘Very Disapppointing’ Security Talks.

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