March 14, 2014
Russia has no plans of a military action in southeastern Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday after talks with his US counterpart John Kerry in London.
“Russia has… no plans to invade southeastern Ukraine. There are no reasons that prevent us from showing transparency [on the Ukrainian issue],” he said.
Commenting on his five-hour talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Lavrov described the meeting as “productive,” but said that disagreements between Moscow and Washington persist.
The Russian foreign minister said Kerry “made no threats to Russia” during the talks, because Western partners are aware that sanctions against Russia would be counter-productive.
This article was posted: Friday, March 14, 2014 at 12:17 pm