John Kerry calls Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, raises US concerns on Ukraine, Syria

May 30, 2014 3:49 AM

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John Kerry calls Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, raises US concerns on Ukraine, Syria

United States Secretary of State John Kerry has raised concerns with Russia's foreign minister about reports of foreign fighters, including Chechens, crossing into Ukraine from Russia, the US State Department said on Thursday.

"He pressed Foreign Minister (Sergei) Lavrov to end all support for separatists, denounce their actions and call on them to lay down their arms," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said of Kerry's telephone call with Lavrov on Wednesday.

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