CGTN: Amid ice-cold relations, top U.S. and Russian leaders talk of Ukraine

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In my latest editorial for CGTN, I examine the hand U.S. officials are attempting to play as they try to diffuse the dangerous situation on the Russian-Ukrainian border.

When Blinken on Friday met Lavrov for high-level talks designed to find some way out of the crisis around Ukraine, the rather cursory smile and handshake they offered each other before sitting down to talk set the stage for what was to come.

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