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Germany: "Contact groups will enable sides in E. Ukraine to speak directly" - Lavrov01:25

Germany: "Contact groups will enable sides in E. Ukraine to speak directly" - Lavrov

Germany, Berlin
January 22, 2015 at 07:28 GMT +00:00 · Published

Contact groups with representatives from the Kiev government, local militia, Russia and the OSCE will continue to mediate between the different parties in Eastern Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday in Berlin. His words came at a presser at the Adlon Hotel after Normandy Format talks at Villa Borsig.

Lavrov was joined in Berlin by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. The four ministers already met for Normandy Format talks at Villa Borsig earlier in January.

Lavrov added that the contact groups will "follow the Minsk agreement precisely" and enable communication between local militia and the Kiev government to speak directly.

Germany: "Contact groups will enable sides in E. Ukraine to speak directly" - Lavrov01:25
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Contact groups with representatives from the Kiev government, local militia, Russia and the OSCE will continue to mediate between the different parties in Eastern Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday in Berlin. His words came at a presser at the Adlon Hotel after Normandy Format talks at Villa Borsig.

Lavrov was joined in Berlin by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius. The four ministers already met for Normandy Format talks at Villa Borsig earlier in January.

Lavrov added that the contact groups will "follow the Minsk agreement precisely" and enable communication between local militia and the Kiev government to speak directly.

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