Russia, U.S. have ways to manage nuclear risks - U.S.

STORY: Earlier this month, CIA director William Burns met Sergei Naryshkin, head of Russian foreign intelligence, and warned him about the consequences of any Russian use of nuclear weapons, the White House said. Russia has said the issues discussed were "sensitive" and declined to comment on them.

Russia said after Naryshkin's meeting with Burns that Moscow was open to more high-level talks with the United States, but the Kremlin dismissed the idea of a summit between President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Joe Biden as "out of the question" for now.

Rood also said that the United States and Russia continue to discuss the release of basketball star Brittney Griner and ex-marine Paul Whelan through special channels.