Bid fails for Russia-Ukraine parley

More chances ahead for Crimea solution, Kerry assures

Posted: March 6, 2014 at 5:27 a.m.

Secretary of State John Kerry confers with French President Francois Hollande (left), Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (background) and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius during a break Wednesday in Paris in their talks on Ukraine.

An effort by the United States to broker the first diplomatic meeting between Russia and Ukraine over the Crimea confrontation failed Wednesday, but U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart both said there would be more discussions in the days ahead.


Pro-Russian demonstrators display a Russian flag Wednesday on the balcony of the regional administrative building in Donetsk ... (By: SERGEI CHUZAVKOV) (Credit: AP)

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