WASHINGTON — Secretary of State
The high-ranking diplomats will meet to discuss the U.S. response to a "working document" they have been putting together in an attempt to avert a serious confrontation,
The Paris session was announced after President
Lavrov said Saturday in a television interview that Russia has "absolutely no intention or interest in crossing the borders of Ukraine."
However, he said that Russia "will protect the rights of Russians and Russian speakers in Ukraine employing the entire arsenal of political, diplomatic and legal methods."