US Effort to Broker Ukraine Solution

As Ukraine diplomacy fails - can America broker a way out for Russia and the world?
3:00 | 03/05/14

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Next, we turn to the crisis in Ukraine. The superpowers are talking. But is the danger of a Russian invasion still looming? ABC's chief global affairs correspondent, Martha Raddatz, in Paris, tonight, for those critical talks. Reporter: Falshpoints in a red-hot crisis. After Putin's forces took over part of Ukraine, today, thousands of demonstrators showed the world their support for Russia, storming past riot police to take over a government building. To the south, in crimea, a similar scene. A mob of armed men threatening U.N. Envoy Richard serry, with the crowd carrying Russian flags chanting behind them. Forcing the official to leave crimea. America tried to find an end to the dangerous standoff. One hope, here at these talks in Paris. Get the Russians and Ukrainians to eventually meet, face-to-face. Today, that did not happen. I don't think any of us had an anticipation that we were suddenly going to resolve that hear this afternoon. Reporter: The bigger goal, convince Putin that his advance into crimea was bad enough. But advancing further, ignoring a nation's borders, would bring the wrath of the world. But after a day of diplomacy, all Russia really agreed to was to talk further. I'd rather be where we are today than where we were yesterday. And Martha joins us now. Martha, is there a sense that the Russians are serious in earnest about talking? Or is this a cover for military moves? Reporter: I think what we're on, Diane, is kind of a diplomatic treadmill. We keep talking. They keep talking. But the incline gets steeper every day. Meanwhile, the U.S. Is carefully watching any Russian moves. There have been provocative moves in the last couple of days. And the Russian troops do remain in crimea. They did have military exercises just across the border. So, I don't think there's a lot of trust going on here from the U.S. Point of view. But no additional troop movements by the Russians at this point? Reporter: As far as we know, there's no additional troop movements. They are just not leaving crimea. And at least they are at the table. Thank you so much again. Martha Raddatz, reporting in.

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