WATCH: Secretary of State Antony Blinken cancels plans to meet with Russian counterpart

MOSCOW (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he has cancelled plans to meet his Russian counterpart in Geneva later this week as Russia presses ahead with recognition of separatist regions of Ukraine.

Watch Blinken’s remarks in the player above.

Blinken told reporters on Tuesday that Russia’s actions indicated Moscow was not serious about a diplomatic path to resolving the crisis.

As a result, he said, he called off his Thursday meeting with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.