"If there is a conflict in Ukraine, it is not going to be good for China either," State Department official says.
Envoys from Moscow and Kiev have agreed to observe a ceasefire in the east of Ukraine where government forces have been battling pro-Russia separatists since 2014.
Kremlin says the meeting between Turkish President Erdogan and Russian President Putin will be held when the pandemic situation and the schedules of the two leaders allow for it.
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.
There are "logistical challenges, especially moving natural gas," says Washington, which is holding talks with companies over a potential diversion of energy supplies to Europe if Russia invades Ukraine.
With the Taliban yet to convince Tehran and Moscow its a reliable ally, groups like the National Resistance Front remain politically relevant.
Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany will meet again in Berlin as talks in Paris over long-running Ukraine conflict end without any outcome but all sides agree to continue the truce in eastern Ukraine.
Moscow has raised pressure on the West to meet its security demands, amid concerns that it is planning to invade its neighbour Ukraine.
Kiev seeks to project calm, saying "there are no grounds to believe" Russia is preparing to invade imminently while acknowledging the threat is real.
Russia says it is watching with great concern after the US put 8,500 troops on alert to be ready to deploy to Europe in case of an escalation in the Ukraine crisis.
Washington's announcement comes after NATO said it was placing troops on standby and reinforcing eastern Europe with more ships and fighter jets, in what Moscow denounced as an escalation of tensions.
A German navy chief's pro-Moscow remarks have put Germany under fire as many question the country's international reliability during the crisis in Ukraine.
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