21 Jan 2022

Russia warned of severe response if it invades Ukraine

From Morning Report, 7:42 am on 21 January 2022

Urgent diplomatic talks are continuing in Europe, as world leaders try to stop a Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The US secretary of State Antony Blinken warned again today that if Russian forces crossed the border, the move would be met with a swift, severe, united response.

Mr Blinken has been meeting with Western allies - UK, France and Germany - today in Berlin, ahead of face to face talks with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov tomorrow.

Max Towle gets the latest from Morning Report's correspondent in Berlin, Thomas Sparrow.