Kerry to meet Russian counterpart in Paris for Ukraine talks

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The US Secretary of State and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov are to meet on Sunday in an effort to defuse tensions in current standoff.

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A day after the Russian leader Vladimir V. Putin proposed to President Obama that they boost attempts to resolve their standoff over Ukraine peacefully, Secretary of State John Kerry scrambled his travel plans to meet with his Russian counterpart in Paris on Sunday, according to a State Department official, reports The New York Times.