Ukraine-Russia crisis: What to know about rising fear of war

 A series of high-level talks are in the works on Tuesday to avert the threat of war as Russian troops mass by the tens of thousands on the borders of Ukraine.

Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to make an appearance with the Hungarian prime minister

while British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is taking a break from his troubles at home

 The Kremlin also announced Putin's in-person meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron “in the foreseeable future.”

Russia denies it has sent a response to the U.S. proposal aimed at deescalating the Ukraine crisis.

Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko on Tuesday told Russia’s state RIA Novosti news agency that this was “not true.”

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