Kerry Disagrees With Lavrov on Ukraine Rebel Independence

October 14, 2014 7:22 PM

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov disagreed over the aspirations of rebels in Ukraine’s eastern Luhansk and Donetsk regions to break away from the country and achieve independence.

Kerry told Lavrov today that the U.S. is seeking the fulfillment of a Sept. 5 cease-fire agreement signed in Minsk, Belarus, under which the insurgents and Russia must stop shooting, withdraw foreign fighters, release prisoners and restore Ukraine’s sovereignty on its shared border with Russia. The ...

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