Putin Brings Down Crimea Tensions; Kerry In Kiev [UPDATE]

wochit politics
March 04, 2014 AT 9:53 AM
Vladimir Putin talked tough but cooled tensions in the Ukraine crisis in his first comments since its president fled, saying Russia has no intention "to fight the Ukrainian people" but reserved the right to use force. As the Russian president held court Tuesday in his personal residence, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Kiev's fledgling government and Moscow agreed to sit down with NATO.