Kerry, Lavrov discuss ways to de-escalate Ukraine crisis
U.S. Secretary of State Kerry shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov at the Russian Ambassador's residence in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said late on Sunday he and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, discussed suggestions for de-escalating the Ukraine crisis during four hours of talks in Paris.

Kerry told a news conference that the United States made clear it still considered Russian actions in Crimea to be “illegal and illegitimate.”