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The Head of American Diplomacy Antony Blinken goes on Wednesday in Kiev, before Berlin then Geneva Friday, where he will meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.

"We are at a stage where Russia can launch an attack in Ukraine at any time," said Tuesday the spokesman for the White House Jen Psaki, speaking of an "extremely dangerous situation". A manager of the US State Department has alerted Russian troop movements Tuesday in Belarus , neighboring Ukraine. "The fact that we observed these movements clearly gives the Russians a new approach, if they decided to undertake more military actions against Ukraine," she detailed.

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But on the side of the US State Secretariat, it is hammering: "Diplomacy is not dead". Antony Blinken is "150% involved to look for a diplomatic exit door and that's really what motivates the meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Friday in Geneva, says a source in Washington.

Immutable positions

before this, the two ministers exchanged on the phone, at the initiative of the United States, highlights the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The opportunity to make a point of stage at the end of a week of intense talks, Geneva, Brussels and Vienna. But the positions have not varied. Washington continues to worry about the presence, in numbers of Russian military on the Ukrainian border and Russian troop movements in Belarus. Moscow insists on legal guarantees for its security, especially the commitment to never expand NATO east.

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Russia denies all bellicose vellitis in Ukraine and is threatened by reinforcement from the Atlantic Alliance in the region. During his interview with Antony Blinken, Sergei Lavrov asked his American counterpart not to "spread speculation on an alleged" Russian aggression "imminent", reports the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

But at a press conference with its German counterpart Annalena Baerbock , the head of the Russian diplomacy rejected Western demand from withdrawing tens of thousands of Russian soldiers deployed at the Ukrainian border, ensuring that these troops did not threaten anybody.

All options on table

This Wednesday, Anthony Blinken will report discussions to the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in Kiev. The US Secretary will then visit Berlin for discussions with the United Kingdom, France and Germany on Ukraine, Westerners who have warned Russia that it would expose themselves to serious consequences for invasion of Ukrainian territory.

"No options are excluded" in the US side to respond to such an attack, indicated the spokesman for the White House, interviewed in particular on an exclusion from Russia of the Swift network.

Another sanction regularly mentioned against Russia would be to hit the North Stream 2 pipeline, which leads to Germany. Jen Psaki repeated this Tuesday that aimed at this infrastructure, which does not yet work, would constitute a "credible" lever against Russia, while Berlin expressed reluctance to this idea.

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