Kerry and Lavrov Discuss Ukraine in Paris Meeting

Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met on Sunday in Paris in an effort to ease tensions over Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region, NBC News reported. Before the two started the talks, Lavrov addressed reporters, saying, "Good luck and good night." Earlier Sunday, Lavrov appeared on Russia's "First Channel" and accused the West of plotting to divide Ukraine and Russia. "It seems that our Western colleagues have been creating the conditions for many years, to tear away Ukraine from Russia," he said. Kerry and Lavrov spoke on the phone on Saturday, after which Lavrov appeared on Russian television and declared, "We have absolutely no intention of — or interest in — crossing Ukraine's borders."

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