June 30, 2014 21:42
Ceasefire in eastern Ukraine must be observed, Lavrov tells EU ambassadors
MOSCOW. June 30 (Interfax) - Moscow sees the observance of the truce by the conflicting parties in Ukraine as a vital necessity, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a meeting with the ambassadors of 28 European Union states and with the chief of the EU Representative Office in Moscow.
"The Russian foreign minister spoke about the vital necessity of compliance with the truce by all the conflicting parties in Ukraine and of the earliest possible launch of a fully-fledged peace process between Kyiv and representatives of the southeastern regions. Special emphasis was laid on the tasks of curbing militants in the paramilitary formations to be fulfilled by the Ukrainian authorities, and on the solution of humanitarian problems in southeastern Ukraine," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in statement on its website.
Despite the current uneasy relations between Moscow and Brussels, Lavrov reaffirmed Russia's readiness to further promote mutually advantageous cooperation with the European Union, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. "The ambassadors' attention was drawn to the necessity to find systemic solutions to problems in Russia-EU political and economic interaction, which have deteriorated against the backdrop of the Ukrainian crisis," the Russian foreign ministry said.
Other regional and international problems were also discussed, it said.
(Our editorial staff can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)
July 26, 2016
Airline passenger traffic down 11% to 8.7 mln in June (Part 2)
Energy Ministry's Teksler reelected Bashneft board chairman
Gazprom's Seleznev reelected TGK-1 board chairman
UKRAINE'S INTERIOR MINISTRY ANNOUNCES 200,000-HRYVNI REWARD FOR INFO THAT WILL HELP INVESTIGATE SHEREMET'S MURDER
MOSCOW HAS GROUNDWORK TO ORGANIZE HUMANITARIAN CORRIDORS INTO BLOCKED PART OF ALEPPO - RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY
Russian, U.S. delegations plan talks on Syria in Geneva on Wednesday - source
Georgian prime minister calls for continuing pragmatic, consistent policy towards Russia
RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY: NO HUMANITARIAN TRAGEDY IN ALEPPO
Duma deputy Slutsky does not rule out that obstruction of procession in Ukraine is govt'-planned provocation
Gutseriev pledges one-third of Russneft shares to secure $1 bln in obligations
UKRAINIAN INTERIOR MINISTER: DECISION MADE TO STOP RELIGIOUS PROCESSION, BELIEVERS TO BOARD BUSES
Azerbaijani Defense Industry Ministry says blasts at Araz plant due to sparks from 146 tonnes of mil. products waiting for disposal
Russia's, U.S.' positions on Syria becoming closer - Russian diplomat