Blinken Says Will Speak With Russia's Lavrov on Saturday

NADI, Fiji (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated he’ll converse to Russian International Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday, including thatWashington and its allies would swiftly impose extreme financial sanctions if Russia invaded Ukraine.

Blinken, talking from Fiji the place he attended a gathering with Pacific leaders, stated if Russia was genuinely concerned with resolving the Ukraine disaster by way of diplomacy, Washington was ready to play its half.

(Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; Modifying by Edwina Gibbs)

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