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U.S. plans to discuss missile deployments with Russia as part of effort to defuse Ukraine crisis

By Paul Sonne, John Hudson, Ellen Nakashima

08 Jan 2022 · 6 min read

WASHINGTON - Negotiators for the United States are planning to show up to talks with their Russian counterparts Monday with proposals to discuss the placement of missiles and scope of military exercises in Europe, according to a senior administration official and others familiar with the plans.

The White House is looking to test whether Moscow is serious about ending the Ukraine crisis through diplomacy or is making unworkable demands as a delay tactic or pretext for a new invasion.

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