Kerry To Continue Intensive Talks Over Ukraine

(Paris) -- Secretary of State John Kerry is promising to continue intensive efforts to help ease tensions over Ukraine. After talks with Russia's foreign minister in Paris, Kerry said he will continue talking with the Russians and leaders of Ukraine's new government. The U.S. and allies are threatening sanctions over Russia's deployment of troops into Ukraine's Crimean region.
Kerry insisted that Ukraine's "territorial integrity must be restored and must be respected." He said Russia's actions have united the world in support of the Ukrainian people. Kerry remains hopeful that the Russians and leaders of Ukraine's new government will agree to talk directly to each other. He said all sides prefer to find an "appropriate diplomatic solution" to the crisis.