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In late-night phone call, the US secretary of state, John Kerry, told Russian the foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, of his "deep concern over the lack of positive Russian steps to de-escalate" the crisis in eastern Ukraine, a state department official said. Kerry also called on Russia to "tone down escalatory rhetoric". But Russia says Kiev's new leaders – whom it regards as illegitimate – are to blame for the collapse of the peace accord br...

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