“As for the sanctions, it’s the U.S. problem, but what is happening in Ukraine is not their problem at all, it is the problem of the Ukrainians themselves,” he said.
“Ukrainians met in Minsk several times and signed two documents there. OSCE and Russian officials helped to foster this dialogue. It’s all written in the protocol and the memorandum and they must be implemented,” he said.
“This is what the Ukrainians themselves have agreed to, and it would be incorrect to dictate any of the implementation parameters to them,” Lavrov said.