Russia agrees to pact on de-escalating crisis

Posted: April 18, 2014 at 3:12 a.m.

Secretary of State John Kerry (left) and Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov, meeting Thursday in Geneva, agreed on measures to ease tensions in Ukraine, but Crimea was not discussed.

The United States, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union reached an agreement Thursday that calls for armed pro-Russian bands to give up the government buildings they have seized in eastern Ukraine and outlines other steps to de-escalate the crisis.

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