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Kerry Cancels Plan to Visit Putin in Moscow

Secretary of State John Kerry has canceled unannounced plans to visit Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow next week, a U.S. official told ABC News.

The two were expected to discuss the crisis in Ukraine, where the United States blames Russia for arming and funding the separatist forces. The U.S. has also accused Russia of sending its troops across the border to bolster the rebels. Russia has denied the accusations.

The decision to cancel the visit came just days after an alleged Russian spy ring was broken up in New York, and after last weekend’s offensive by Russian-backed rebels in eastern Ukraine. This week, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew suggested the United States could expand sanctions on Russia as the fighting in Ukraine continues.

Kerry is still expected to attend next week’s Munich Security Conference, and the possibility remains he may meet his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, there.

On the same trip, Kerry will stop in Kiev, where he will meet with Ukrainian leaders, including President Petro Poroshenko. In a statement, Kerry’s spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, said the visit aimed to demonstrate “the United States’ steadfast support for Ukraine and its people.”

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Sanctions are most generally a prelude to war.

And I would like to very politely point out to those precious few in the bowels of power in DC that at this point, the US military doesn't have the troop strength, the manufacturing, or the money to guarantee a successful outcome to a conventional war against Russia.