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Kerry warns Lavrov about new sanctions against Russia

In Geneva, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was warned that new sanctions against Russia are quite real.

After a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva John Kerry spoke at a press conference where he said that Lavrov was warned about the expansion of sanctions against Russia in the event of non-fulfillment of the Minsk agreements.

"And as we all know, shooting, shelling has still been going on, and people have still been killed over the course of these last days, so there is not yet a full ceasefire. I said that the ceasefire must be respected in all areas, including the town of Debaltseve and outside the city of Mariupol. I pointed out that the separatists must implement a ceasefire or face consequences that could hit Russia's economy," Kerry said.