Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022

Good Tuesday morning. Here’s what is happening: POLITICO: In the first day of talks between The United States and Russian diplomats in Geneva, Russia downplayed a possible Ukraine invasion while the U.S. made no concessions. But even as Russia’s lead negotiator, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, insisted the Kremlin had no plan for another invasion of its western neighbor, it was clear that Moscow and Washington are confronting virtually unbridgeable differences on many issues — including a repeated demand by the Kremlin for hard guarantees that Ukraine and Georgia will never join NATO.

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