Russia's Lavrov, U.S. counterpart Kerry discuss Ukraine crisis

MOSCOW, March 13 Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:35am EDT

MOSCOW, March 13 (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry discussed proposals for resolving the crisis in Ukraine during a telephone conversation on Thursday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

Lavrov and Kerry, who are due to meet in London on Friday, discussed "the situation in Ukraine, taking into account existing Russian and U.S. proposals to normalise the atmosphere and provide for civil peace", the ministry said.