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Expectations low as U.S. and Russia start tense talks over Ukraine

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By Emma Farge GENEVA (Reuters) -With diplomats publicly pessimistic, the United States and Russia began difficult negotiations in Geneva on Monday that Washington hopes can avert the danger of a new Russian invasion of Ukraine without conceding to the Kremlin’s far-reaching security demands. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has said the diplomacy could end after a single meeting, and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken played down expectations for the high-stakes talks. “I don’t think we’re going to see any breakthroughs in the coming week,” Blinken said in a CNN interview on …

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