GENEVA : U.S.-Russian Talks
Chechnya, NATO and a possible May summit in Moscow will dominate the agenda when Secretary of State Warren Christopher meets in Geneva today and Wednesday with Russian Foreign Minister Andrei V. Kozyrev.
Christopher, who has called Russia’s decision to put down an insurrection in the semi-autonomous republic of Chechnya a “tragic mistake,” intends to urge his Russian counterpart to end the bloodshed soon, an aide said. On other issues, he will try to allay Russian concerns that it will be isolated if NATO goes ahead with plans to admit as members some Eastern European nations.
Kozyrev will seek Christopher’s support for a Moscow summit between President Clinton and Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin in May.