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West looking for pretexts to exert pressure on Russia — Lavrov

Russia is interested in crisis settlement in Ukraine and was not going to disrupt the May 25 presidential elections, Russian Foreign Minister stressed

“Mr Poroshenko said in an interview that he was interested in an international probe and that he was going to invite EU experts, including from Germany, as well as Russia, to participate in an investigation of the tragedy in the city of Odessa on May 2 (46 people were killed in riots in the city of Odessa on that day). Kiev authorities stated earlier about an intention to attract Israeli experts to investigate murders at the Maidan (protest movement in central Kiev) on February 18-20, the so-called sniper case,” Lavrov noted.

“We are waiting for Ukrainian authorities to proceed from pledges and statements to practical actions,” the foreign minister added.