Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Swiss President Ignazio Cassis (not pictured) meet in Geneva, Switzerland, 21 January 2022; Credit: Jean-Christophe Bott / Pool via Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that Moscow did not want war with Ukraine and spoke positively about security proposals received from the United States (US).

The US proposals were better than proposals received from NATO, said Mr Lavrov, who said he expected to meet US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in the next couple of weeks.

Mr Lavrov said President Vladimir Putin would decide how to respond to the proposals.