Burns met with Naryshkin in Ankara, Turkey, to discuss efforts to manage nuclear and other risks and Americans detained in Russia. The meeting was not to discuss any prospect of negotiations toward a settlement in the war with Ukraine, a National Security Council spokesperson told the New York Times.
Biden on Monday said the United States would not engage in any negotiation, repeating that no decision about Ukraine would be made without Ukraine. He called Russian forces’ withdrawal from Kherson a “significant victory.”
An NSC spokesperson did not respond to a request seeking comment.