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US Secretary of State Anthony Blingen has canceled a meeting with his Russian counterpart

The diplomatic path to resolving the Russian conflict in Ukraine is disappearing. US Secretary of State Anthony BlingenHe has canceled a meeting with the Russian Foreign Minister scheduled for Thursday. Sergei Lavrov, “Beginning of the Russian Invasion” on Ukrainian soil after Vladimir Putin recognized the independence of Donetsk and Lukansk And send the army there.

The suspension of the meeting in Geneva (Switzerland) has completely ruled out the possibility of a negotiated solution to the conflict. “We see now that the invasion is about to begin and that Russia has made it clear that it rejects diplomacy altogether. There is no point in holding that meeting,” Blingen told a news conference in Washington with the Ukrainian foreign minister. Dmitry Kuleba.

Attack on Kiev, “bad situation”

Still, the US diplomat insisted that the United States could do something to avert a “worse situation.” As an attack on all Ukraines, including Kiev, the capital of Ukraine “Will always be”.

For this reason, Blinken said the United States was “open” to diplomacy, but first, he deserved it, and Russia should show the same commitment “and in the last 24 hours it has shown the opposite”, he pointed out in reports collected by Efe.

According to Blinken, Russia was not even “serious.” Regarding the meeting with Lavrov. “In the wake of the Russian invasion, we made it clear that we would not pursue that meeting,” he recalled.

After Russia recognized the independence of the self-proclaimed republics that had split, Blinken canceled his meeting with his Russian ally. Donetsk and LukanskIn eastern Ukraine, Russian troops were sent to the Donbass.

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The US Secretary of State and his Russian ally have met on a number of occasions since the escalation of tensions over the border conflict, although no conclusive agreement has been reached on any of these meetings to end the crisis.