The foreign Ministers of Russia and Italy discussed the situation in Ukraine


RIA Novosti

The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov and his Italian counterpart Angelino Alfano discussed the schedule of upcoming contacts between the two countries and exchanged views on the state of relations between Russia and the West and the situation in Ukraine. This was announced on Friday, the Russian foreign Ministry on the results of telephone conversation of the heads of depodesta.

“The foreign Ministers discussed the schedule of forthcoming contacts at summit and high levels, as well as priority issues on the bilateral agenda, including the task of ensuring the full functioning of the basic mechanisms of Russian-Italian cooperation and the recovery of the positive dynamics in trade and economic relations,” – said in the Ministry.

He informed that Lavrov and the Prime Minister exchanged views “about the state of Affairs in relations between Russia and the West, on the tasks of the fight against terrorism and settlement of regional conflicts”. “When discussion of the resolution in Libya, it was emphasized that decide the fate of the country should the Libyans themselves,” – said the Russian foreign Ministry.

“Lavrov drew attention of the interlocutor to the aggravation of the situation in the Donbass, pointing to the flagrant violations by Kiev of the obligations under the Minsk agreement, the remaining non-alternative basis of settlement of the Ukrainian crisis,” – said the Russian foreign Ministry.