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MOSCOW, October 6. /TASS/. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin discussed prospects for the settlement of the crisis in Ukraine with U.S. Ambassador in Moscow John Tefft on Monday.
“During the meeting, the high-ranking diplomats discussed the settlement of the crisis in Ukraine and other major international issues,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
Earlier, Tefft conferred with the Russian presidential envoy for the Middle East, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, over pressing problems of the Middle East agenda, the ministry said.
“The sides focused on topical problems of the Middle East agenda, including the situation in Syria and Iraq in the context of counteracting the terrorist group Islamic State,” the ministry said.
The meetings were initiated by the U.S. side, it added.