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US, Russia remain deeply at odds over Ukraine crisis after Kerry-Lavrov talks in Paris

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    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov before the start of their meeting at the Russian Ambassador's residence about the situation in Ukraine, in Paris Sunday March 30, 2014. Kerry traveled to Paris for a last minute meeting with Lavrov. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)The Associated Press

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    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, is greeted by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the Russian Ambassador's residence for a meeting to discuss Ukraine, in Paris, Sunday March 30, 2014. Kerry traveled to Paris for the last minute meeting with Lavrov. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)The Associated Press

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    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Paris, on Saturday March 29, 2014. After leaving Saudi Arabia the secretary canceled a return to Washington in order to travel to Paris for a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov about the situation in Ukraine. The meeting was arranged during a refueling stop in Ireland en route to Paris. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)The Associated Press

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    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks on his cell phone at Shannon Airport in Ireland, Saturday March 29, 2014, during a refueling stop. Halfway home from Saudi Arabia, Kerry has abruptly changed course and will stay in Europe for talks on the Ukraine crisis. Flying from Riyadh to Shannon, for a refueling stop on Saturday, Kerry decided to turn his plane around and was traveling to Paris for a meeting with Lavrov scheduled for Sunday evening.. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)The Associated Press

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    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry walks back to his plane through Shannon Airport in Ireland Saturday March 29, 2014, during a refueling stop. Halfway home from Saudi Arabia, Kerry has abruptly changed course and will stay in Europe for talks on the Ukraine crisis. Flying from Riyadh to Shannon for a refueling stop on Saturday, Kerry decided to turn his plane around and was traveling to Paris for a meeting with Lavrov scheduled for Sunday evening.. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)The Associated Press

The U.S. and Russia are advancing far different proposals on how to calm tensions and de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine as Russia continues to mass troops along its border with the former Soviet republic.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Sunday called for Moscow to begin an immediate pullback of the troops. He also ruled out discussion of Russia's demand for Ukraine to become a loose federation until and unless Ukrainians are at the table.

While the United States and Russia agreed that the crisis in Ukraine requires a diplomatic resolution, four hours of talks Sunday between Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov failed to break a tense East-West deadlock over how to proceed.