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U.S.-Russian Geneva talks end at watershed in Ukraine

picture explanationDelegates from the United States and Russia hold talks to resolve the Ukraine crisis

Official talks between the US and Russia, which were held on the 10th (local time) to resolve the Ukraine crisis, have ended, Sputnik news agency reported.

The U.S. State Department said that the bilateral meeting held at the U.S. delegation in Geneva, Switzerland at 8:55 a.m. on the same day lasted for about 7 hours and 30 minutes.

The meeting was attended by delegations from both countries led by US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman and Russian Vice Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov respectively.

At the meeting, it was reported that there was a full-fledged discussion on ways to resolve conflicts over Russia’s large-scale deployment of troops near the border with Ukraine and the adoption of security documents between Russia and the West.

The two sides will brief each other on the contents of the meeting on the same day.

U.S.-Russian delegations hold talks to resolve Ukraine crisis

picture explanationU.S.-Russian delegations hold talks to resolve Ukraine crisis

The US-Russia summit was held amid heightened tensions between the countries involved as a series of claims from the U.S. and Ukraine have been raised that Russia is preparing to invade Ukraine earlier this year after deploying about 100,000 troops to the border with Ukraine.

Russia denies rumors that it is preparing to invade Ukraine, but rather insists that the United States and NATO are threatening its own security by providing military support to Ukraine, which borders Russia.

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