WASHINGTON, March 4. /TASS/. The United States expects that Russian-Ukrainian talks will lead to the immediate halt of Russia’s military operation and withdrawal of its troops from Ukraine, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Christopher Robinson said.
"I understand talks between Russia and the Ukrainian Federation have just concluded for today. We hope these will result eventually in Russia's immediate halt of its invasion and withdrawal forces from Ukraine," the official said.
The second round of Russian-Ukrainian talks ended on Thursday in Belarus. The third round of the dialog is expected to take place shortly.