Russia says plans a meeting with U.S. and U.N. on Syria in Geneva: agencies

Russia's Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov talks during a news conference at the Foreign Ministry in Beirut December 5, 2014. REUTERS/Aziz Taher

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said on Monday that diplomats from Russia, the United States and the United Nations plan to discuss the Syrian crisis in Geneva next week, Russian news agencies quoted him as saying.

Bogdanov also said Moscow was still waiting for confirmation from Washington that the meeting would take place.

(Reporting by Polina Devitt; writing by Maria Tsvetkova; editing by Polina Devitt)