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Live: John Kerry holds news briefing on Russia visit

US Secretary of State John Kerry is holding a news briefing during his visit to Russia.

He has been in talks with President Vladimir Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

It is Mr Kerry's first visit to Russia since the Ukraine crisis began in early 2014.

Mr Putin's spokesman called the visit "a positive step" and said the Russian leader was prepared for "extensive" discussions at the meeting in Sochi.

  • 12 May 2015
  • From the section Europe