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Kerry says he is 'confident' of progress on Ukraine

Published on Jun 7, 2014 8:58 PM
US Secretary of State John Kerry (above) gestures as he speaks during a news conference after meeting with Lebanon's Prime Minister Tammam Salam at the government palace in Beirut on June 4, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

SAINT-BRIEUC, France (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday voiced hope that there would be a breakthrough on ending the Ukraine crisis, enabling Washington to avoid imposing new sanctions against Russia.

"I hope that in the next few days we can see some steps taken that will reduce the tensions ...I'm confident there are ways forward, we look for Russia's help and our hope is that we won't have to move to more serious sanctions and other steps," he said.