The Courier & Advertiser (Perth and Perthshire Edition)
Russia may still face sanctions
Russia still faces the threat of economic sanctions which will “seriously hurt” it if Moscow orders a further intervention in Ukraine, Defence Secretary Philip Hammond warned amid hopes of a diplomatic breakthrough in the crisis.
US secretary of state John Kerry and Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov were set to hold talks in Paris, building on discussions between their countries’ leaders about ways to resolve the dispute.
Mr Hammond said he hoped a diplomatic solution could be found but it was important to maintain pressure on Moscow following its use of “very crude” tactics against its neighbour.