U.S., Russian talks deadlock over Ukraine

Sides’ proposals different, but agree diplomacy is key

Posted: March 31, 2014 at 4:06 a.m.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, is greeted by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the Russian Ambassador's Residence to discuss the situation in Ukraine, in Paris, Sunday March 30, 2014. Kerry traveled to Paris for a last minute meeting with Lavrov. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

PARIS — The United States and Russia agreed Sunday that the crisis in Ukraine requires a diplomatic resolution, but four hours of talks between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov failed to break a tense East-West deadlock about how to proceed.

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