The Washington Post reports:
Negotiators for the United States are planning to show up to talks with their Russian counterparts Monday with proposals to discuss the placement of missiles and scope of military exercises in Europe, according to people familiar with the plans.
The White House is looking to test whether Moscow is serious about ending the Ukraine crisis through diplomacy or is making unworkable demands as a delay tactic or pretext for a new invasion.
The multicountry engagements at NATO and the OSCE are a priority for the White House, which has regularly reassured European allies and partners, including Ukraine, that it won’t negotiate “about them, without them.”
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NEW: To defuse Ukraine crisis, U.S. negotiators are heading to Geneva planning to propose a discussion with Russia on the placement of missiles in Europe and the scope of military exercises. With @John_Hudson @nakashimae: https://t.co/jwX8lWARf3
— Paul Sonne (@PaulSonne) January 8, 2022