Blinken says Russia must decide if it wants better relations

State Secretary Antony Blinken said on Sunday that it was all of Russia’s decision to maintain good relations with the United States.

“Ultimately, it is up to Russia to decide,” Blinken said on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS” as he discussed his recent talks in Iceland with Sergei Lavrov, foreign minister in President Vladimir Putin’s government. Blinken described last week’s discussions as “constructive, very factual”.

Blinken said he had made it clear on behalf of President Joe Biden that the US would like to work with Putin’s administration on issues such as constant warfare in Afghanistan, and said it was good for everyone involved.

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