MOSCOW, April 08. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said Ukraine’s current authorities should meet the interests of the country's south-eastern regions.
“It will be impossible to calm the situation, if the Ukrainian authorities ignore the interests of Ukraine’s south-eastern regions,” Lavrov said on Tuesday.
“Russia does not give up the dialogue with Ukraine’s authorities. We’re holding talks in economic and political fields,” he said.
Russia’s Foreign Ministry has also voiced its readiness for multiparty talks on Ukraine involving Russia, the United States, the European Union and Ukraine, but there are no specific agreements yet.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday set Russia’s basic approaches to the negotiating issues.
“We are really ready to consider the multiparty format that will involve Europeans, the USA, Russia and the Ukrainian side,” Lavrov said.
“(US Secretary of State) John Kerry and I did not discuss any specific date, because in line with our agreement, it is necessary to first and foremost understand what the format of this event, the agenda and the legal procedures will be,” he said.