Blinken: To meet with Lavrov, you need Russia to attack Ukraine

The Secretary of State of the United States of Anthony Blinken stated that he intends to meet with the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov on February 24. About this, the American official stated in an interview with the TV channel “Rain”.

“We have a meeting of the 24th February meeting, at the end of the next week in Europe. But, as I told Lavrov’s foreign affairs to the Minister of Foreign Affairs in his response letter, this suggests that during this time Russia will not attack Ukraine,” the state secretary noted USA.

According to him, Washington is quite confident in intelligence information regarding the unfolded situation near Russia and Ukraine.

“As I said the other day in the UN Security Council, I admit that in the past we opposed the information that turned out to be inaccurate. But we are quite confident in our information and we take it into a public space in order to start a war, And in order to prevent it, “said Blinken.

According to him, the American side has information that Russian President Vladimir Putin decided to show aggression against Ukraine, a representative of the United States noted.

“As President Joe Biden said, on the basis of the information we have it seems that President Putin really decided to re-implement aggression against Ukraine, but until the very moment it really happens, we will try to find a diplomatic solution … “- explained the United States Secretary of State.