Putin to host John Kerry for high-stakes Sochi talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin has refused to budge on Ukraine but has signalled his readiness to mend ties with WashingtonPresident Vladimir Putin is expected to host US Secretary of State John Kerry for talks in Sochi on Tuesday, in the first visit to Russia by the US top diplomat since the start of the crisis in Ukraine. Ties between Moscow and Washington collapsed after Russia seized Crimea and buttressed separatists in eastern Ukraine, but after a year of raging tensions signs are emerging that both Russia and the West may be ready for a detente.


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