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Russia and the U.S. Face Off Over Ukraine

The Daily

The New York Times

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🗓️ 12 January 2022

⏱️ 30 minutes

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The diplomatic talks in Geneva this week are of a kind not seen in a long time: an effort to defuse the possibility of a major war in Europe. President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia has amassed military equipment and personnel on the border with Ukraine. President Biden has warned that there will be consequences if Mr. Putin decides to invade, but what can Washington do to impel the Kremlin to back down?

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Russia has put tanks, heavy artillery and 100,000 troops on its border with Ukraine, prompting

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a tense standoff with the United States.

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Today, as diplomatic talks between the two countries are underway, I spoke with my colleague

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David Sanger about the American plan to prevent Russia from carrying out an invasion, and

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what Russia is demanding from the US to back down.

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It's Wednesday, January 12th.

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Good to talk to you.

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Likewise, it's been a very busy week for you.

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I understand following what's happening in Geneva.

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