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Skip to comments.Talks in London between Kerry and Lavrov end with impasse on Ukraine
Posted on 03/14/2014 2:48:27 PM PDT by gooblah
LONDON An 11th-hour U.S. effort to head off the growing confrontation with Russia over Ukraine failed Friday, and Moscow shipped more troops and armor into the flash point Crimean region ahead of a planned vote on breaking away from Ukraine and rejoining Russia.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry warned against a back-door annexation of the strategic Black Sea peninsula by Russia. But Kerry conceded that six hours of talks with Russias top diplomat here neither stopped Sundays vote nor opened a new diplomatic path for Moscow to step back from the Cold War-tinged standoff.
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