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US sees no reason for dialogue between Lavrov and Blinken, State Department says


US Department of State Representative Ned Price. File photoWASHINGTON, May 17. The United States does not believe that a conversation between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken would be constructive at this stage, US State Department spokesman Ned Price said at a briefing on Tuesday.” The Russian Federation does not give us reason to believe that the dialogue would be constructive in the current situation,” Price said, answering a question about whether the head of the State Department plans negotiations with his Russian counterpart. Last week, direct telephone conversations were held between the heads of the defense departments of the two countries. Price recalled that Blinken and Lavrov last spoke on February 12. According to him, the United States would be “ready to pick up the phone if the conversation led to constructive results,” however According to him, the current situation does not give grounds to count on them. “Nothing gives us reason to believe that the dialogue will be constructive now,” a State Department spokesman said, noting that communication channels between Washington and Moscow continue to work, however, are “significantly limited” due to difficulties with the work of diplomatic missions.New NATO strategy to contain Russia, Blinken said

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