Ukraine talks hit ‘dead end’: Russia

Vienna/Moscow: On Jan 13, Russia said it was hitting a ‘dead end’ as it tried to persuade the West to bar Ukraine from joining NATO and roll back decades of alliance expansion in Europe. Poland’s foreign minister also said that Europe was closer to war than any time in the last 30 years as Russia gave a dismal assessment of diplomatic actions this week to decrease tensions over Ukraine. “For several weeks we have been faced with the prospect of a major military escalation in Eastern Europe,” he said.

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