Kerry and Putin set for vital talks on Ukraine

By Agencies in Sochi, Russia ( China Daily ) Updated: 2015-05-13 07:45:04

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in the Russian resort of Sochi on Tuesday for high-stakes talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin that US officials said would push for the full implementation of a shaky Ukraine cease-fire.

Kerry was scheduled to meet Putin in the Black Sea city at "a critical moment", with Ukraine aiming to ensure the "next steps in concrete implementation" of the cease-fire deal are taken, a senior US official said.

Kerry was to lay a wreath at a World War II memorial in the resort before meeting Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during the brief visit, his first to Russia since May 2013.

Kerry and Putin set for vital talks on Ukraine

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