Meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry 2015-05-12 17:10:00 Sochi Vladimir Putin received United States Secretary of State John Kerry at his Sochi residence. Mr Kerry arrived to the meeting with the Russian President following his talks with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. The two politicians exchanged views on all key issues on the international agenda, giving special focus to Ukraine. The Russian side gave its assessments of the reasons behind the Ukrainian crisis, stating the key points of Russia’s position. It was stressed during the meeting that Russia strives to implement the Minsk Agreements in full and will do its utmost to support this process. Also, the discussion touched on the situation in the Middle East, particularly in Syria, the Iranian and North Korean nuclear programmes, and coordination of efforts to fight transnational threat of terrorism.