• Bloomberg


The U.S. and Russia said they’ll work together to shore up a Ukrainian peace deal that’s come under increasing strain amid violations of a cease-fire in effect since February.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said after meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that, while differences exist between Russia and the U.S. over Ukraine, the two countries believe it’s essential to resolve the yearlong conflict peacefully. Kerry spent four hours with President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, their first meeting in two years, and more than four hours with Lavrov.

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