Wendy Sherman’s Call with NATO Deputy Secretary General

Deputy Secretary Sherman’s Call with NATO Deputy Secretary General Geoana, EEAS Secretary General Sannino, the OSCE Chair-in-Office represented by Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Przydacz, and OSCE Secretary General Schmid

Washington, DC (STL.NewsThe US Department of State released the following statement:

Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman spoke today with NATO Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoana, European External Action Service (EEAS) Secretary General Stefano Sannino, Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Marcin Przydacz representing the OSCE Chairmanship-in-Office, and OSCE Secretary General Helga Schmid.  The participants discussed the Russia’s unprovoked military buildup on Ukraine’s borders, continued NATO, OSCE, and EU engagement, and our coordinated preparations for every eventuality, including our ongoing commitment to diplomacy as demonstrated by the launch on February 8 in Vienna of a renewed OSCE European security dialogue.  They agreed on the importance of continued close coordination in urging Russia to choose diplomacy and take concrete steps to de-escalate.