Kerry: Ukraine, Russia Are Willing to Keep Talking

Secretary of State John Kerry met Wednesday in Paris with his counterparts from both Russia and Ukraine amid a crisis in Ukraine's Crimea, which Russian forces have entered — a crisis he said everyone agreed it was important to solve through dialogue. Kerry also renewed his call for Russia to send its troops now in Crimea back to their barracks, let in international monitors and respect Ukraine's territorial sovereignty. "We agreed to continue intense discussions in the coming days with Russia, with Ukrainians, in order to see how we can help normalize the situation, stabilize it and overcome the crisis," Kerry told reporters after the meetings, in which the German, French and British foreign ministers also participated. He also called for Ukraine's and Russia's foreign ministers to talk one-on-one, though they left the Paris meetings without having done so. (He said he had "zero expectation" of that.)

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