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LIVE: Germany's new Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock meets US counterpart Antony Blinken

DW, 06 Jan 2022
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock meets her US counterpart Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
The two top diplomats are expected to discuss Russia's recent build-up of troops near its border with Ukraine, which has prompted fears in the West that Moscow could be planning an invasion. Baerbock said Europe and the United States had a joint message, that "Russian action comes with a clear price tag, and the only way out of the crisis is through dialogue."

Moscow has been warned repeatedly in previous weeks against any military intervention, by Washington, NATO and various European partners. However, Baerbock noted that the situation had reached a "decisive phase, in which important talks are pending at different levels."

Antony Blinken and Annalena Baerbock last met at a G7 foreign ministers' meeting in Liverpool in December, shortly after Germany's new coalition government was sworn in.

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