The following is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman met with United Kingdom National Security Adviser Stephen Lovegrove today in Washington, D.C. They discussed Russia’s unprovoked military buildup on Ukraine’s borders and ongoing diplomatic efforts to deter further Russian aggression against Ukraine. The United States and the United Kingdom are coordinating closely with each other, as well as with NATO and European Allies and partners, to urge Russia to de-escalate tensions and pursue a path of diplomacy. The Deputy Secretary and NSA reaffirmed that any further military incursion into Ukraine will be met with swift, severe, and coordinated consequences.