US, Russia have ‘better understanding’ following meeting

Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman on Monday said the U.S. and Russia have a better understanding of each other’s concerns and priorities following an extraordinary meeting between the two sides in Geneva triggered by Moscow’s military buildup on Ukraine’s border.

Sherman, the number two diplomat in the State Department, spoke with reporters after the conclusion of eight hours of talks with Russian officials.

“The United States came to today’s extraordinary meeting prepared to hear Russia’s security concerns and to share our own,” she said.