Russian news agencies quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying he would sit down with Undersecretary of State Andrea Thompson in Geneva. The meeting concerns the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. The 1987 pact between the United States and the Soviet Union bans production, testing and deployment of land-based cruise and ballistic missiles with a range between 500 and 5500 kilometers (310-3410 miles).
President Donald Trump declared his intention in October to withdraw from the treaty over alleged Russian violations. The U.S. gave Russia a February deadline to address its objections and come into compliance.