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Secretary Antony J. Blinken And Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Before Their Meeting

REMARKS ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE HOTEL WILSON GENEVA, SWITZERLAND JANUARY 21, 2022 FOREIGN MINISTER LAVROV:  (Via interpreter) State Secretary, colleagues, we’re very grateful to you for this proposal to hold talks in Geneva in the context of the work that was started on the security guarantees.  When you made the phone call to me and proposed that we meet ...
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Taking Action to Expose and Disrupt Russia’s Destabilization Campaign in Ukraine

In advance of a potential further invasion of Ukraine, Russian intelligence services, mainly the Federal Security Service (FSB), a U.S. sanctioned entity, have been recruiting Ukrainian nationals in key positions to gain access to sensitive information.  The FSB leverages these officials in an attempt to create instability in Ukraine.  In close coordination with the Government ...
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Fact vs. Fiction: Russian Disinformation on Ukraine

FACT SHEET OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 20, 2022 The Department of State, working with the U.S. interagency, is aware of several Russian military and intelligence entities that are engaged in information confrontation targeting Ukraine.  These activities include the spread of disinformation and propaganda attempting to paint Ukraine and Ukrainian government officials as the aggressor ...
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Statement by NSC Spokesperson Emily Horne on National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan’s Call with B9 Counterparts

STATEMENTS AND RELEASES JANUARY 20, 2022 National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke today with National Security Advisors, Foreign Ministers, and other officials from the Bucharest Nine (B9) group of our eastern flank NATO Allies. Mr. Sullivan briefed on U.S. diplomatic efforts related to Russia’s destabilizing military buildup along Ukraine’s border, including Secretary Blinken’s upcoming meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov, and ...
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