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NATO-Russian Talks Go Into Overtime With Ukraine Watching

  • Stoltenberg says discussion ‘not easy’ but important
  • Russia needs to de-escalate tension over Ukraine, NATO says
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NATO Says Russia Would Pay 'High Price' for Invading Ukraine
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The U.S. urged Moscow to make a choice about whether it wants to de-escalate its activities near Ukraine after NATO allies and Russia met in Brussels on Wednesday without agreeing on the next diplomatic steps.

“There was no commitment to deescalate nor was there a statement that there would not be,” U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman told reporters after the meeting. “Russia’s actions have caused this crisis and it is on Russia to deescalate tensions and give diplomacy the chance to succeed.”