WWMT - wwmt.com - Search Results The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available. Russian envoy refuses to meet with Ukrainian counterpart(NEWSCHANNEL 3) - A Russian envoy is refusing to meet with his Ukrainian counterpart as officials continue to push for a diplomatic resolution to the conflict.The foreign minister has been meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry though, and is set to meet for a second day of talks Thursday.Meantime, lawmakers in the Ukraine agreed to vote on whether Crimea should become part of Russia.A referendum will be held March 16.The U.S. has proposed a plan that would require Russia to return its troops to bases in Crimea. It would also allow international observers into the region and recognize Ukraine's upcoming elections to establish a new government.Congress is rushing through a bill Thursday to guarantee up to one billion dollars in loans for Ukraine's new government.The bill includes measures against Russian government officials, state-owned banks and companies.