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KIEV, May 15. /ITAR-TASS/. Ukraine is ready for negotiations on the crisis resolution in the framework of the Geneva format, parliament-appointed Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsia told journalists.
“Formats other than four-party talks are unacceptable for Ukraine. We do not raise a question of expanding the Geneva format, we want to keep the existing format as it is the most appropriate. We also stress that the decisions taken in Geneva must be fulfilled,” Deshchytsia said.
He noted that integration into the European Union will be a hard task for Ukraine if the situation in the country’s south-east is not stabilized.
No new meetings on Ukraine planned
On May 12, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said no new meetings on Ukraine had been planned yet. Lavrov noted that new four-party talks on ways to resolve the Ukrainain crisis are not promising.
Efforts to settle the Ukrainian crisis will go nowhere without the participation of opponents of the Kiev authorities in the dialogue, Lavrov added.
“I have heard statements by Ukraine’s Acting Foreign Minister (Andrii) Deshchytsia and While House spokesman (Jay) Carney to the effect that the four-party format of the talks should be preserved (with Russia, the United States, the European Union and representatives of the Kiev regime), but I shall say once again that, without including the regime’s opponents into the direct dialogue over ways of settling the crisis, the efforts will go nowhere,” Lavrov said.