Russia: U.S. response to security demands will show if talks on right track

by Reuters
Friday, 21 January 2022 12:19 GMT

MOSCOW, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that Moscow would understand whether talks on its sweeping security demands were on the right track once it had received a written response to them from the United States.

At a news conference after talks with the U.S. in Geneva, Russia's top diplomat was asked about the possibility of a summit between President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden.

"Let's not get ahead of ourselves, President Putin is always ready for contacts with President Biden, it's clear these contacts need to be seriously prepared," he said.

(Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber, Vladimir Soldatkin, Mark Trevelyan; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Mark Trevelyan)

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