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MOSCOW, January 21. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday will give a traditional big news conference to sum up the results of Russia’s diplomatic efforts in 2014.
The news conference will be held at the Russian Foreign Ministry’s conference hall. It will begin at 11:00 Moscow time. The ministry said as many as 378 journalists, including three representatives of Ukrainian media, have been accredited.
The news conference will be broadcast in the on-line regime in Russia, English and French on the Foreign Ministry’s website.
Among most probable subjects are the situation in Ukraine, in the Middle East, Russia’s relations with Western countries, international security and emergency situations Russians get into abroad.
After the news conference, Lavrov will set off for Berlin to attend a meeting with his counterpart in the Normandy format /Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France/ that will be dedicated to Ukrainian settlement. It will be the second meeting of the Normandy Quartet’s foreign ministers in January. After their previous meeting on January 12, the ministers came out with a joint statement urging parties to the conflict to completely fulfill the Minsk agreements of the Contact Group and strictly observe the ‘regime of silence’ in the conflict zone declared on December 9, 2013.