US RUSSIA – Top diplomats of US, Russia talk for 1st time since start of Ukraine war

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The top diplomats of the United States and Russia spoke with each other Friday for the first conversation since Moscow launched its invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken told reporters after the telephone call that he and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed the situation in Ukraine, global food shortages and a possible exchange of prisoners.