The Biden administration refused a demand to permanently ban Ukraine from joining the NATO, and said allied deployments of troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe are nonnegotiable.
US Secretary of State Blinken and Russian FM Lavrov meet in Geneva in a high-stakes bid to defuse tensions, with the West fearing that Moscow will invade Ukraine despite warnings of severe reprisals.
Some analysts think Biden’s statement shows a lack of mental health, but others suggest that it could be a way to drag Russia into a difficult war arena in Eastern Europe.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken has stressed that the US and its partners are united in the face of Moscow’s actions in Ukraine.
Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia can now send American-made missiles and weapons to Kiev to "help bolster its defences in the face of growing Russian aggression".
Washington will provide an additional $200 million in defensive military aid to Kiev as part of American efforts to help Ukraine protect itself.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he strongly hopes that Russia can stick to a diplomatic and peaceful path to defuse tensions in the region.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has called for diplomacy to end the Ukraine crisis in a call with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, who earlier cast doubt on talks.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said reviving the accord "would be the best result for America's security", but that if diplomacy fails, "US and allies are looking at other steps, other options".
Several residents crossing the Bugristoe border checkpoint into Russia have cited concerns over violent protests in Kazakhstan's largest city Almaty.
A group of protesters led by Albania's former opposition party leader Sali Berisha used iron bars and hammers to break open the main doors of the building, as police fired teargas and water cannons at them.
Afghan-born Rina Amiri has spent two decades advising governments, the United Nations and think tanks on issues related to Afghanistan.
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