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Russia: Putin meets Kerry to discuss Syria and Ukraine conflicts02:30

Russia: Putin meets Kerry to discuss Syria and Ukraine conflicts

Russian Federation, Moscow
December 15, 2015 at 17:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian President Vladimir Putin met with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Moscow, Tuesday, to discuss the ongoing conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. The pair were also joined by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov who earlier in the day had discussed a possible peace plan with Kerry over Syria and agreed they could find common ground on the issue.

"I know that after our meeting in Paris, the inside prepared it's proposals with regard to the settlement of a number of crisis including Syria," Putin noted, adding that "Minister Lavrov just right now informed me in detail regarding your proposals and some of the outstanding issues that are to be discussed further."

In response, Kerry told Putin: "You had a chance to speak with President Obama in New York and then subsequently in Paris. Both you and President Obama have committed yourselves to try to develop as much as possible through Foreign Minister Lavrov and me, an approach that can try to deal with both Ukraine and deal with Syria."

Discussing the conflict in Syria further, Kerry went on to say that both he and Lavrov had agreed that "together the United States and Russia have an ability to be able to make a significant difference here."

Russia: Putin meets Kerry to discuss Syria and Ukraine conflicts02:30
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Russian President Vladimir Putin met with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Moscow, Tuesday, to discuss the ongoing conflicts in Syria and Ukraine. The pair were also joined by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov who earlier in the day had discussed a possible peace plan with Kerry over Syria and agreed they could find common ground on the issue.

"I know that after our meeting in Paris, the inside prepared it's proposals with regard to the settlement of a number of crisis including Syria," Putin noted, adding that "Minister Lavrov just right now informed me in detail regarding your proposals and some of the outstanding issues that are to be discussed further."

In response, Kerry told Putin: "You had a chance to speak with President Obama in New York and then subsequently in Paris. Both you and President Obama have committed yourselves to try to develop as much as possible through Foreign Minister Lavrov and me, an approach that can try to deal with both Ukraine and deal with Syria."

Discussing the conflict in Syria further, Kerry went on to say that both he and Lavrov had agreed that "together the United States and Russia have an ability to be able to make a significant difference here."

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