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MOSCOW, January 25 (Itar-Tass) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has held a telephone conversation with the secretary-general of the Council of Europe, Thorbjorn Jagland, to express concern over the situation in Ukraine. The Russian Foreign Ministry said the conversation followed Jagland’s request.
“The two men focused on the situation in Ukraine,” the Foreign Ministry said. “Lavrov expressed deep concern over the situation in that country as a result of anti-constitutional actions by the radical wing of the Ukrainian Opposition, including the use of force and the seizures of administrative buildings in Western regions of Ukraine and the lack of a proper reaction from Western partners to these events.”
“Quite alarming is the surge of nationalist sentiment, including anti-Semitic calls by some opposition activists. For some obscure reasons the European agencies prefer to keep quiet about this rhetoric,” the Foreign Ministry said.
Lavrov urged Jagland and other CE leaders to make balanced and impartial approaches to events in Ukraine “in order to prevent outside interference in the internal affairs of that friendly European country.