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Kerry Meets Lavrov In Rome Over Ukraine

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) and US Secretary of State John Kerry meet to discuss the Ukraine crisis on the si
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) and US Secretary of State John Kerry meet to discuss the Ukraine crisis on the sidelines of an International conference on Libya in Rome on March 6, 2014. Stepping up the pressure on Russia, the United States imposed today visa restrictions and set the stage for other potential sanctions over the Russian intervention in Crimea. AFP PHOTO / POOL / Kevin Lamarque (Photo credit should read KEVIN LAMARQUE/AFP/Getty Images)

ROME, March 6 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on the sidelines of a Rome conference on Libya to continue discussions on Ukraine, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.

It is the second meeting in as many days between Kerry and Lavrov, who met in Paris on Wednesday to talks about the crisis over the crisis in Ukraine's Crimea Peninsula.

Earlier, Kerry also met his counterparts from Britain, Germany, Italy and France to discuss the situation in Ukraine and to inform them of U.S. plans to sanction individuals and officials over events in Crimea.