US State Secretary Raises Russian Aggression in Ukraine, Georgia in Talk with Lavrov

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had a telephone conversation today, during which the Secretary of State, among other topics, raised the issue of Russian military aggression in Georgia and Ukraine, the website of the US Department of State announced.

Based on the official source, Secretary Blinken and Minister Lavrov discussed the NEW START extension and the need for new arms control that addresses all of Russia’s nuclear weapons and the growing threat from China.

"The Secretary reiterated President Biden’s resolve to protect American citizens and act firmly in defense of US interests in response to actions by Russia that harm us or our allies. This includes the release of Paul Whelan and Trevor Reed so that they are able to return home to their families in the United States. The Secretary raised Russian interference in the 2020 United States election, its military aggression in Ukraine and Georgia, the poisoning of Aleksey Navalny, and the SolarWinds incident, among other issues. The Secretary and the Minister committed to continued discussion on issues of mutual concern," reads the publication

By Ana Dumbadze 


05 February 2021 10:37