“The Russian foreign minister wished Federica Mogherini every success in her activities as the foreign minister of the country presiding in the Council of the European Union in the second half of the year,” the ministry said. “The two ministers agree to maintain regular contacts on all issues of mutual interest.”
“Sergei Lavrov informed the Italian foreign minister about key elements of the four-party declaration agreed by the foreign ministers of Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine, which hailed the Russian initiative to commission representatives of Ukraine’s border service and OSCE observers to three border check points on the Russian territory,” the ministry said. “The Russian minister expressed deep regret that the Ukrainian side had refused to publish the agreed document.”
According to earlier reports, the foreign ministers of Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine had a telephone conversation late on June 30.