Moscow says talks with Nato have hit ‘dead end’

2022-01-15T08:00:00.0000000Z

2022-01-15T08:00:00.0000000Z

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Russia has said talkswith Nato on the Ukraine crisis had reached a ‘‘dead end’’, escalating fears of an imminent invasion. High-stakes talks betweenMoscowand theWest have been taking place across Europe this week in a bid to find a solution to the crisis, amid a 100,000-strong build-up of Russian troops along the Ukrainian border. Sergey Ryabkov, Russia’s deputy foreign minister and a lead negotiator in the talks, said the meetings had reached a ‘‘dead end of sorts’’. Moscowwould not continue discussing ‘‘secondary’’ security issues if the Westwas deaf to the country’s more pressing security concerns, he said.

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