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MOSCOW, March 13, /ITAR-TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry have agreed to continue dialogue on Ukraine during a bilateral meeting in London on Friday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said after phone talks between Lavrov and Kerry.
The top diplomats of Russia and the United States have agreed to continue dialogue on Ukraine at a meeting on Friday.
“The sides discussed the crisis situation in Ukraine with account for the Russian and US proposals to normalize the situation and ensure civil peace in that country. The minister and the secretary of state agreed to continue dialogue during a bilateral meeting in London on March 14,” the ministry said.
President Viktor Yanukovich had to leave Ukraine in February after a coup in his country. He told reporters in southern Russia on Tuesday that he remained the legitimate Ukrainian leader despite “an anti-constitutional seizure of power by armed radicals.” Russia considers Yanukovich the legitimate Ukrainian president.