US, Russia kick off critical talks on Ukraine war fears

Washington and Moscow’s top diplomats kicked off high stakes talks in Geneva on Friday, amid growing US fears that Russia will invade neighboring Ukraine despite warnings of severe reprisals.

The talks between Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at the lakeside luxury Hotel President Wilson began shortly after 11:00 am (10:00 a.m. GMT).