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Maybe, but I'm just going off of recent history right now. Georgia happened during the Olympics, Crimea happened right after the Olympics, so these talks happening in January with the Olympics in early February just seems too convenient for me to discount.With how ridiculous their demands already are, these talks seem like cover for me. I'd even wager the invasion happens before the talks to give them a stronger hand at the table.
To me these talks are the last ditch effort from Russia showing the west and NATO how serious they are when it comes to invading Ukraine if their demands are not met, and a last ditch effort from the west to convey how much serious they are when it comes to sanctions and financial punishment if Russia goes ahead, while meeting none of the Russian demands.