The diplomatic talks in Geneva this week are of a kind not seen in a long time: an effort to defuse the possibility of a major war in Europe.
President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia has amassed military equipment and personnel on the border with Ukraine.
President Biden has warned that there will be consequences if Mr. Putin decides to invade, but what can Washington do to impel the Kremlin to back down?
Guest: David E. Sanger, a White House and national security correspondent for The New York Times.
- Russia and the United States expressed some optimism after negotiations in Geneva, but they did not break an impasse over Moscow’s demand that Ukraine never become a member of NATO.
- Can the West stop Russia from invading Ukraine? Here’s a guide to what’s at stake.
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