U.N. meeting a chance for Russia to explain itself - U.S.

by Reuters
Friday, 28 January 2022 17:51 GMT

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 28 (Reuters) - A U.N. Security Council meeting on Monday on a build-up of Russian forces on the border with Ukraine will be "an opportunity for Russia to explain what it is doing," said a senior U.S. administration official on Friday.

"While I do think there will be some deflection and perhaps some disinformation ... there's also a clear opportunity for Russia to tell the Security Council whether they see a path for diplomacy or are interested in pursuing conflict," said the official, speaking on condition of anonymity. (Reporting by Michelle Nichols and Steve Holland, Editing by Franklin Paul)

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