(Orginal Source BBC
) - United States Secretary of States John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov have begun talks in Paris with other European Union diplomats to discuss a resolution to the Ukraine-Russia conflict.
The US is pushing for independent observers in the Crimea region and wants direct talks between Russia and Ukraine.
Russia will most likely ask for greater representation for Ukraine’s Russian speaking areas in Ukraine parliament.
Earlier the EU pledged $15 billion in aid to Ukraine, a day after the US pledged $1 billion.