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“We will not sacrifice our national interests and principled position on key issues, but at the same time, the Russian side is ready for constructive cooperation with the US both in the bilateral sphere and in the international arena, where our countries carry a special responsibility for global stability,” – as set out in a statement from the Russian side.
When discussing the problems of the Ukrainian crisis, Lavrov and Kerry pointed out lack of options in the political way to resolve it. The Secretary of State expressed his support for the negotiations held in Moscow between Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande.
“Russia and the United States agree that a prerequisite for achieving sustainable and fair peace in the Ukraine is establishing of a comprehensive nationwide dialogue on constitutional reform”, – stated in the Foreign Ministry message.
Lavrov noted that the plans discussed in Washington to supply Kiev with military equipment and weapons is fraught with unpredictable consequences and carry a threat of disrupting efforts on a political settlement of the conflict in the South East of the country.
In addition, the parties exchanged their views on the situation in Syria and Yemen. The parties also discussed a number of other relevant topics of international relations.
The meeting of the foreign ministers of the two countries, which was held on the sidelines of the international security conference in Munich, was the first one this year.