Lavrov’s promise to Mogherini is conditional

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April 24th, 2017 – Fort Russ News –

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Antifashist – by Inessa Sinchougova

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russia is ‘ready to influence’ the leadership of the proclaimed LPR and DPR republics to ‘fulfill the Minsk agreements’.

This was said at an April 24th press conference, after talks with the head of EU diplomacy, Federica Mogherini.

Lavrov added that this will happen if Germany and France will seek the same from the regime in Kiev. 

Russian Foreign Minister stressed that the Kiev leadership openly sabotages everything that is written in the Minsk document. Such actions, according to Lavrov, have to garner some kind of reaction from those who support the Ukrainian government.

Sergei Lavrov also expressed bewilderment why Western sanctions apply only to Moscow. They are not imposed against Ukraine, despite the fact that it is Kyiv that disrupts the implementation of the Minsk agreements in the Donbass.

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