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Russia: 'Washington nudging Kiev towards military solution in Donbass' - Lavrov02:18

Russia: 'Washington nudging Kiev towards military solution in Donbass' - Lavrov

Russian Federation, Moscow
March 19, 2015 at 17:04 GMT +00:00 · Published

Washington is pushing Ukraine to a military solution, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said during a joint presser with his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari in Moscow on Thursday. Lavrov's comments followed bilateral talks between the two countries on the topic with security, oil and gas at the top of the agenda.

Speaking on the US support for Ukraine, Lavrov criticised Washington for their aggression while backing Kiev. He added that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's government had undermined its commitment to engage with the peace process.

The Russian Foreign Minister went on to call for renewed Normandy Format talks to deal with the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

This is the first trip al-Jaafari has made to Russia in his official capacity as Iraqi foreign minister.

Russia: 'Washington nudging Kiev towards military solution in Donbass' - Lavrov02:18
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Washington is pushing Ukraine to a military solution, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said during a joint presser with his Iraqi counterpart Ibrahim al-Jaafari in Moscow on Thursday. Lavrov's comments followed bilateral talks between the two countries on the topic with security, oil and gas at the top of the agenda.

Speaking on the US support for Ukraine, Lavrov criticised Washington for their aggression while backing Kiev. He added that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's government had undermined its commitment to engage with the peace process.

The Russian Foreign Minister went on to call for renewed Normandy Format talks to deal with the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.

This is the first trip al-Jaafari has made to Russia in his official capacity as Iraqi foreign minister.