President Obama indicated that Secretary Kerry would continue discussions with Foreign Minister Lavrov, the government of  Ukraine, and other international partners in the days to come to advance those objectives.

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You appear to be mis-parsing the constructions here.

  • in days to come is a preposition phrase meaning “in the days which are to come”—that is, the immediate future.

  • to advance those objectives is an infinitive phrase meaning “in order to advance those objectives”—that is, so that they may cause those objectives to move toward realization.

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