Kerry to discuss Ukraine and Syria with Russia's Putin and Lavrov in Moscow Dec. 15

The State Department confirmed that U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on Tuesday.

The parties will discuss the situation in Syria and Ukraine, U.S. officials said on Friday, Censor.NET reports citing Reuters.

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Kerry will also attend talks on the Syria crisis in Paris on Monday, the State Department said in a statement.

In Washington, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the top agenda item for Kerry in Moscow will be Russia's failure to implement the Minsk ceasefire agreement. He said Russian support for separatists in eastern Ukraine "is destabilizing that country and is undermining their territorial integrity."

Kerry will also discuss the fight against Islamic State with Putin, Earnest said, and repeat the U.S. view that "Russia should focus their efforts on ISIL and seek to integrate their efforts into the broader international coalition that's led by the United States to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL."

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