#Biden, Putin Might Meet To Resolve Standoff Over Ukraine, Blinken Says

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Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Friday that President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin might meet in an effort to resolve the standoff over Ukraine.

“If it proves useful and productive for the two presidents to meet, to call, to talk, to engage, to try to carry things forward, I think we’re fully prepared to do that,” Blinken said in Geneva, Switzerland, after holding talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

There were no breakthroughs he said, but the two sides have agreed to return to their capitals and hold consultations before meeting again.

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, right, pose for media prior to their meeting in Geneva, Jan. 21, 2022.

Later, speaking with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning America” — asked whether it would take a summit to resolve the situation — Blinken confirmed the U.S. was open to that idea.

 

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