U.S. hasn’t determined that Russia has decided on military path forward, says Sullivan

FILE PHOTO: White House National Security Advisor Sullivan addresses the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington
FILE PHOTO: White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan addresses the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S. October 26, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

January 13, 2022

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – National security adviser Jake Sullivan said on Thursday the U.S. has not determined that Russia has decided to take a military path forward in Ukraine, and said the U.S. is prepared to continue with diplomacy to advance stability in that region.

Sullivan also told reporters that no dates had been set for further talks with Russia.

“Basically we are still at a moment where we believe a path of diplomacy can operate in a way that vindicates and reflects our interests and principles,” he told a news conference.

(Reporting by Trevor Hunnicutt; Writing by Chris Gallagher; Editing by Leslie Adler)