Kerry, Lavrov set to meet over Ukraine crisis

|By:, SA News Editor

John Kerry is due to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov today as the two men attempt to reach a settlement over Russia's annexation of Crimea.

The talks will come after President Obama and Vladimir Putin spoke on Friday, and Lavrov yesterday reiterated that Russia has no plans to cross the border into Ukraine despite a massive build-up of troops on the border. Putin made similar noises about annexing Crimea.

Meanwhile, John McCain wants the U.S. to consider forcing major U.S. corporations to suspend operations in, or withdraw from Russia if the latter attempts to seize more parts of Ukraine or other countries. Companies that would be affected include GE, Exxon Mobil, Ford, GM, Citigroup, JPMorgan, and Pepsi.

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