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Russia test-fires missile as Putin vows force is 'last resort'

Russia has test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile in a pre-arranged move as tension mounts over Ukraine's Crimea region. Vladimir Putin said there was no need to use military force in Crimea, but it would only be used as a "last resort".

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Kerry to meet with Lavrov to discuss Ukraine crisis

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov tomorrow to discuss the ongoing crisis in Ukraine, NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell reports.

Lavrov will not join the larger meeting with the Ukrainian Minister or the other foreign ministers.

John Kerry condemned Russia's 'act of aggression' in Ukraine. Credit: Reuters

The Ukrainian foreign minister is travelling with Kerry on his plane to Paris for talks with other foreign ministers including William Hague tomorrow.

Earlier, Hague urged Russia to attend the talks in Paris in a bid to resolve the crisis.

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