Monday, April 28
(Moscow) -- With economic sanctions looming next week, Russia and the U.S. are working on ways to defuse the crisis in Ukraine. Russia's Foreign Minister and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke on the phone today. Russia insists Kiev must halt military operations in the southeastern part of the country. The Group of Seven nations are expected to slap Russia with new sanctions as early as Monday for not decreasing its military forces along the Ukrainian border.