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Russia responds to US’s Ukraine proposal as diplomacy shows signs of life

By Aime Williams and James Politi in Washington

01 Feb 2022 · 3 min read

Russia sent a new written response to the US on the Ukraine crisis on the eve of a planned call between the two countries’ top diplomats as the diplomatic process to defuse the prospect of armed conflict in Europe yielded some signs of life.

The move followed a day of high tensions at the United Nations Security Council, with Moscow launching a blistering attack on the US for “whipping up hysteria” over a potential invasion of Ukraine amid repeated warnings from Washington that Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president, is preparing to attack.

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