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MOSCOW, January 24, /ITAR-TASS/. The Russian and German foreign ministers, Sergei Lavrov and Frank Walter Steinmeier, discussed the Syrian settlement during a telephone conversation.
The conversation took place at the German side’s request, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. Lavrov told his German counterparts that opposition militants had seized the local administrations in several Ukrainian regions while no adequate reaction had followed from European partners.
“The ministers discussed a number of urgent international issues, including the Syrian settlement and negotiations between that parties in conflict that were under way within the framework of the Geneva II international conference as well as the situation in Ukraine,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said, adding that the Russian and German foreign ministers had agreed to exchange views on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference (January 31 - February 1).