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Russia is not interested in Ukraine disintegration — Lavrov

June 19, 2015, 14:43 UTC+3
"Crimea is a special story," Russian Foreign Minister said
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MOSCOW, June 19. /TASS/. Russia is not interested in Ukraine’s disintegration and does not want to play into the hands of those who want to disintegrate it, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with the RBC TV channel on Friday.

"Politically, nobody [in Russia] is interested in Ukraine’s disintegration," Lavrov said. "Crimea is a special story," he said. "It was the people’s response to attempts to muzzle Russians in Crimea."

"As for Ukraine, I’m against supporting those who would like to disintegrate it," the minister added. "And there are those who want it: looking at these lands from the West, and there are also hot heads in the East."

According to Lavrov, Russia has sincerely supported the Minsk agreements without any reservations, and to question these agreements and Ukraine’s integrity at present - "would mean only to indulge the extremists of all stripes." "We do not want it," the Russian foreign minister said.

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