Ukraine crisis: Moscow accepts UK talks invite amid fears Russian invasion is 'imminent'

Ukraine crisis: Moscow accepts UK talks invite amid fears Russian invasion is 'imminent'

1/22/2022 2:07:00 PM

Ukraine crisis: Moscow accepts UK talks invite amid fears Russian invasion is 'imminent'

The latest diplomatic manoeuvres come after US secretary of state Antony Blinken met with with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Switzerland in a bid to avert a conflict on the border of the former Soviet republic, where Moscow has amassed an estimated 100,000 troops.

Image:Why you can trust Sky NewsRussia's defence minister has accepted an invitation to meet his UK counterpart Ben Wallace amid fears that an invasion of Ukraine is"imminent".The British defence secretary offered earlier this week to hold talks with Sergei Shoigu in London to discuss mutual security concerns, against heightened tensions with the Kremlin over its former Soviet neighbour.

'In communication' with the Russian governmentBut given the last bilateral defence talks between the two countries took place in London, Mr Shoigu has agreed to meet in Moscow instead.Image:The defence secretary wants to 'explore all avenues' to resolve the crisis

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Russia does, what Russia wants. Everything and I mean everything is part of a game of chess, this is purely a move by Putin that is 3 moves ahead of the rest of the world, and I am saddened that those who claim to understand him clearly don’t.