John Kerry talks with Russian minister to go ahead
9 August 2013 Last updated at 05:23 BST
High level talks between the US and Russia will go ahead as planned, just two days after President Obama cancelled a meeting with President Putin.
US Secretary of State John Kerry and Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel will meet their Russian counterparts Sergei Lavrov and Sergei Shoigu on Friday.
Katy Watson reports from Washington.