Lavrov hopes to discuss with Tillerson the situation in the East of Ukraine


RIA Novosti

The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that he expects soon to discuss with the new U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson the situation in Ukraine and bilateral relations between Moscow and Washington.

“In the near future I’m sure will be a contact with the new Secretary of state USA Rex Tillerson, and of course, we will discuss these (the situation in Ukraine, the implementation of the Minsk agreements) and other major issues on the international agenda as well as the issues of our bilateral relations. Hope is not very strong stirrings of understanding of what is actually happening in the East of Ukraine will be strengthened”, — he said in an interview with NTV television.

Lavrov said that Russia sees no alternative to Minsk “package of measures”. “Our Western colleagues — Europeans and I hope that the Americans confirm this. I say “hopefully” because while the American team, which will deal with the Ukraine is not formed”, — said the head of the foreign Ministry.