US Local News

Ukraine crisis: US-Russia deadlock despite ‘frank’ talks| BREAKING NEWS – 31 MARCH 2014

Ukraine crisis: US-Russia deadlock despite ‘frank’ talks| BREAKING NEWS – 31 MARCH 2014
For more Latest and Breaking News Headlines
US Secretary of State John Kerry has announced no breakthrough on Ukraine, following four hours of “frank” talks with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
Mr Kerry said he told Mr Lavrov that the US still considered Russia’s takeover of Ukraine’s Crimea region to be “illegal and illegitimate”.
He said he had stressed that no decision on Ukraine’s future could be made without Kiev’s involvement.
Earlier Mr Lavrov set out demands for a neutral and federal Ukraine.
Mr Kerry told a news conference in Paris: “We will not accept a path forward where the legitimate government of Ukraine is not at the table.
“This principle is clear: no decisions about Ukraine without Ukraine.”
He said he had also raised “strong concerns” about the presence of Russian troops on the Ukraine border, which he said created a climate of fear and intimidation.
‘Differences of opinion’
Mr Lavrov has categorically denied any plans for an invasion.
At a separate briefing, the Russian foreign minister said he and Mr Kerry agreed to work with the Ukrainian government to improve rights for Russian-speaking Ukrainians and disarm “irregular forces and provocateurs”.
Moscow claims that “fascists” have taken power in Ukraine, jeopardising the safety of Russian speakers.
Mr Lavrov told Russian state TV before the crisis talks on Sunday that Ukraine should come up with a new constitution “providing for a federal structure” and neutrality.
The Ukrainian foreign ministry said it deeply regretted Mr Lavrov’s “patronising” remarks, describing them as an attempt to break up the country.
The Kerry-Lavrov meeting was hastily arranged after President Vladimir Putin spoke to President Barack Obama by phone late on Friday.
Mr Kerry stressed the need for a “diplomatic solution” to the crisis at his latest news conference.
“The US and Russia have differences of opinion on the events that led to this crisis – but both of us recognise the importance of finding a diplomatic solution,” he said.

abc breaking news, bbc, bbc football, bbc iplayer, bbc news, bbc news america, bbc persian, bbc sport, bbc weather, bbc world news, breaking celebrity news, breaking election news, breaking late news, breaking local news, breaking music news, breaking news, breaking news alerts, breaking news canada, breaking news headlines, breaking news in atlanta, breaking news in nigeria, breaking news india, breaking news pensacola florida, breaking news plane crash, breaking news story, breaking sports news, business expensive news home media world, christian world news, cnn, cnn breaking news, cnn money, cnn news, cnn news breaking news, cnn news world, detroit breaking news, global news, headline, headline news, health care technology news, hot latest global news, internet technology news, las vegas breaking news, latest breaking news, latest celebrity news, latest information technology news, latest music news, latest news, latest news headlines, latest news update, latest sports news, live breaking news, local breaking news, local news today, msn breaking news, nbc breaking news, nbc world news, news of the world, news report us world, news today news, news updated daily, solar technology news, sports news today, technology news, the latest news, today news, us news and world, us news and world report, us news and world report magazine, us news and world report web site, us news world report, world news, world news daily, world news headlines
Application Packaging And SCCM Training

Blogger, Performer, Truck Driver, Serial Careerist, Cigarette Butt Collector. Let me bitch at you every day until you sort your shit.

Leave a Response