"We are in full agreement that it is critical for Russia to show in
the next hours, literally, that they're moving to help disarm the
separatists, to encourage them to disarm, to call on them to lay
down their weapons and to begin to become part of a legitimate
process," Kerry told reporters in Paris.
He added that EU leaders would discuss possible sanctions moves on
Russia at their summit in Belgium starting Thursday.
"We all agree that they need to be ready. But our preference is not
to have to be (in) a sanctions mode. We would like to see a
cooperative effort between the United States, Europe and Russia and
the Ukrainians," he said.
(Reporting By Lesley Wroughton; Writing by Nicholas Vinocur; editing
by Mark John)
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