US, Russia have shared interests despite gaps: Kerry
WASHINGTON (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday that the United States still has "shared interests" with Russia despite a sharp chill in ties.
Opening talks with the Russian defence and foreign ministers, Mr Kerry acknowledged that ties had faced "challenging moments" and said he hoped for a "candid" exchange of views.
"The relationship between the United States and Russia is, needless to say, a very important relationship and it is marked by both shared interests and at times colliding and conflicting interests," he told reporters.
Mr Kerry said that he and his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, both played hockey.