Détente in Ukraine? New Talks Show Promise of De-Escalation

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One day after trading a series of contentious remarks and veiled threats, the U.S. and Russia are preparing to come together in talks over the ongoing crisis in Ukraine with Secretary of State John Kerry now scheduled to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Paris on Wednesday. John Kerry visits the Shrine of the Fallen in Independence Square, Kiev, on Tuesday. In a separate meeting in Brussels, a Russian delegation will also meet with its NATO counterparts as European nations try to find a way to tamp down the tensions with Russia's President Vladimir Putin over the overthrow of the government in Kiev and the military intervention in Crimea.

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I tried to post this yesterday but had trouble wit... by Daniel Geery on Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 at 3:19:52 PM
De-escalation to prepare a stronger re-escalation ... by jean labrek on Thursday, Mar 6, 2014 at 6:37:21 PM
Let us hope for the best, thanks. ... by BFalcon on Friday, Mar 7, 2014 at 4:38:00 AM