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10 Jan, 2022 15:07

As Russia & the US sit down for vital security talks, here's what to expect

The high-stakes negotiations come amid worsening relations between Washington and Moscow
As Russia & the US sit down for vital security talks, here's what to expect

Russian and American diplomats are locked in a flurry of negotiations over strategic stability on the European continent, with Moscow and Washington both sending delegations for talks at the US Mission to the UN Office in Geneva.

The main round of discussions began on Monday morning, with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov and Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Fomin engaging with US First Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman. The envoys held preliminary discussions over a working dinner the evening before, with Ryabkov describing the conversations as difficult but businesslike.