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Talks in London between Kerry and Lavrov end with impasse on Ukraine
Washington Post ^ | Updated: Friday, March 14, 4:45 PM | By Anne Gearan and Kathy Lally,

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 Russia’s top diplomat here neither stopped Sunday’s vote nor opened a new diplomatic path for Moscow to step back from the Cold War-tinged standoff.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: ukraine

1 posted on 03/14/2014 2:48:27 PM PDT by gooblah
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