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Joint Press Availability with French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, and Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni 

FOREIGN MINISTER AYRAULT:  (Via interpreter)  (In progress) This is a conflict that next Tuesday will be completing its fifth year of existence.  Now the intra-Syrian negotiations should resume tomorrow and they will be very difficult.  But together we would like to restate the support we want to give to the moderate opposition.  The moderate opposition has decided to attend the Geneva talks and to sit around the table for the negotiations.

We have agreed that in order to guarantee the credibility of said negotiations that the truce must be fully complied with and that humanitarian aid should be delivered freely and unencumbered.  We have noticed that progress has been made in the field, but it still needs to be increased.  And as for the monitoring mechanisms that are absolutely necessary to check on it, they need to be reinforced as well.

We have reminded ourselves of the emergency there is to get the political transition in the framework of the calendar set by Resolution 2254 of the UN, and this is what will be at the heart of the negotiations in Geneva. We will make sure it is, because it is the only viable solution for Syria, for the Syrian people, and for peace in the Middle East.

We also talked about the situation in Libya, which an important step has been made this week.  The political meeting held on March the 10th in Tunis confirmed the approval given to the government led by Mr. Sarraj by majority of MPs in Libya.  It also called for a setting up of the government in Tripoli and the taking control of the economic and financial institutions.

France and all of its partners trust the team of Mr. Sarraj to face the many political and humanitarian change – challenges, security challenges that Libya has to face.  So we would like to give our full support to them.  We would also like to say that we’ll carry on supporting the support mission, UN support mission in Libya.  And we’re already working on this – we, the European Union and with the United States to – in order to adopt sanctions as soon as possible if necessary against whoever in either camp prevents the government from taking office.

Now, it is not acceptable that a few individuals take all of the Libyan people as hostage when the security situation is disintegrating and the terrorist threat is getting worse, as we sadly noticed last week with the attack on Ben Guerdane – on Ben Guerdane in Tunisia.  A return to peace and to rule of law is not only a need but an emergency for the Libyan people, but also for the neighboring countries and for Europe, so we must do whatever we can to fight for a stable state of Libya but also for Libya to deal with its own problems and helps us to fight Daesh.

© Flickr/ Axel Axel Putin, Lavrov and Kerry to Meet Thursday for Talks on Syria, Ukraine WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The crisis in Ukraine will remain a dominant item on US Secretary of State John Kerry’s agenda within the next 60 days, State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a briefing on Thursday.

In addition to the Ukrainian crisis, the situation in Europe and the fight against the Islamic State will also rank high on the secretary’s priority list.

Kirby said the State Department would not provide a list of recommended priorities to US President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team.

On November 14, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Trump in a phone call discussed the issue of Ukraine to a small extent, Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov said Thursday.

Relations between Russia and the United States were soured in 2014 by Crimea's decision to leave Ukraine and a war in the country’s east Washington has blamed on Moscow.

The United States imposed economic sanctions on Russia, supported by the European Union and their allies. Russian officials have repeatedly denied unsubstantiated allegations of interfering in Ukraine’s internal affairs.

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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States, while seeking a diplomatic solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine, would not "close our eyes" to Russian tanks and fighters crossing the border.

“We talked about the largest threat that Ukraine faces today, and that is Russia's continued aggression in the east. There's no other way to call it,” Kerry told reporters.

"We can't close our eyes to tanks coming across the border" or to "Russian fighters coming across the border," he said.

The top U.S. diplomat said no one is "seeking a conflict with Russia" and that he was hopeful that Russia would take advantage of broad-based, uniform acceptance of the fact that there can be a diplomatic resolution.

At a joint news conference after talks in Kyiv with Poroshenko, Kerry urged Russia to show its commitment to a peaceful, diplomatic solution to the conflict in eastern Ukraine by ceasing its military support for the separatists and bringing them to the negotiation table.

"Our choice is diplomacy," Kerry said, adding a review is underway regarding a possible U.S. decision to supply Ukraine with lethal military aid.

Calling it a "very critical moment in our history," Poroshenko said Ukraine appreciates U.S. support and is grateful for the "consistent engagement" of the U.S. State Department, which has become more important because of Russia's actions.

Kerry also met with Ukraine's prime minister later Thursday. Speaking at a separate news conference with Arseniy Yatsenyuk, Kerry said it was up to Russian President Vladimir Putin to "make the choices that could end this war."

Yatsenyuk called on Russia to implement the Minsk agreement, signed five months ago, adding that Ukraine will not agree to any peace plan "that undermines the territorial integrity, sovereignty, independence of Ukraine and its European future."

The United States and its allies are discussing another round of sanctions against Russia after violations to a cease-fire agreement continued a week after it was supposed to go into effect in Ukraine, Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday.

Kerry accused Moscow of "extraordinarily craven behavior at the expense of the sovereignty and integrity of a nation." He made the comments as he began talks with British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond.

Ukraine's military says Russia has sent tanks and troops into eastern Ukraine despite a truce brokered by France and Germany to end the conflict that has killed more than 5,000 people.

"I'm confident that over the course of the next days, people are determined to make it clear we're not going to play this game," said Kerry, who charged Russia with "land-grabbing."

It was unclear whether European allies are prepared to increase economic pressure on Russia. Europe has much deeper economic ties with Russia. Economic sanctions have undermined Russia's economy but have not influenced the policies of President Vladimir Putin's government.

Last week, the State Department accused Russia of supplying separatists with weapons and of using its own forces to lay siege to Debaltseve, a strategic railway hub. Ukrainian troops were forced to abandon the town, and now the U.S. is worried that the port city of Mariupol may be next.

Ukrainian forces said attacks over the past day killed a serviceman and wounded 40, while rebels said Ukrainian forces shelled 15 locations overnight, including parts of Donetsk, the largest separatist-controlled city, according to the Associated Press.



Secretary Kerry Delivers Remarks on Ukraine

© Flickr/ Axel Axel Putin, Lavrov and Kerry to Meet Thursday for Talks on Syria, Ukraine WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The crisis in Ukraine will remain a dominant item on US Secretary of State John Kerry’s agenda within the next 60 days, State Department spokesman John Kirby said in a briefing on Thursday.

In addition to the Ukrainian crisis, the situation in Europe and the fight against the Islamic State will also rank high on the secretary’s priority list.

Kirby said the State Department would not provide a list of recommended priorities to US President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team.

On November 14, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Trump in a phone call discussed the issue of Ukraine to a small extent, Kremlin aide Yury Ushakov said Thursday.

Relations between Russia and the United States were soured in 2014 by Crimea's decision to leave Ukraine and a war in the country’s east Washington has blamed on Moscow.

The United States imposed economic sanctions on Russia, supported by the European Union and their allies. Russian officials have repeatedly denied unsubstantiated allegations of interfering in Ukraine’s internal affairs.

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