The United States has ordered the families of its diplomats to leave Ukraine, as rising fears of a Russian invasion pushed Western officials to meet on Jan. 24 in a bid to coordinate their response and compile a battery of sanctions against Moscow.
U.S. top diplomat Antony Blinken will join a meeting of his EU counterparts by video-link.
The U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken called on Russian President Vladimir Putin yesterday to choose "a peaceful path" as the top U.S. diplomat paid a solidarity visit to Ukraine amid invasion fears.
"I strongly, strongly hope that we can keep this on a diplomatic and peaceful path, but ultimately, that's going to be President Putin's decision," Blinken said at the U.S. embassy.
In an interview with the Guardian, Derek Cholet, a senior adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, said the United States was determined to regain Bosnia and Herzegovina from being "on the edge" amid "secessionist threats by Serbian nationalists and that sanctions were among the options which they are considering".
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed bilateral relations on the sidelines of NATO foreign ministers' meeting in Latvia's capital Riga on Dec. 1.
Çavuşoğlu paid a visit to Latvia to attend the NATO Foreign Ministers Meeting in Riga on 30 November-1 December 2021 and to hold a number of bilateral meetings with his counterparts.