First Casualties Reported in Ukraine Crisis

Secretary Kerry tries to steer the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian militants away from war.
1:37 | 04/17/14

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Going to turn to the crisis in Ukraine, new reports of casualties. Secretary of state Kerry is in high-stakes talks with his Russian counterpart this morning, the latest attempt to walk back from war. And Martha Raddatz is tracking all of the latest developments. Good morning, Martha. Reporter: Good morning, George. Just a short time ago in Geneva, secretary Kerry wrapped up a meeting with his Russian counterpart. They did shake hands this morning. But it does not appear that Russia has agreed to call off its supporters or units in Ukraine. But frightening and escalating tensions in Ukraine itself this morning. Three pro-russian militants killed by Ukrainian troops. The first death as Ukraine tries to take control. The Russian militants were part of a group of 300 men, armed with stun grenades, bats and molotov cocktails, trying to seize a Ukrainian military base, George. Vladimir Putin speaking out, as adamant as ever. Reporter: A marathon call-in session on TV. Putin told the audience that it was nonsense that Russian forces are in Ukraine right now, although he did confirm that the so-called little green men in crimea were Russians. Those were those well-armed troops with no insignia. Putin said they were helping to protect ethnic Russians there. And so many troops on the border, as well. Now, to the man accused of

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