U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson telephoned Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. This is stated in the statement on the website of the Russian foreign Ministry.
The parties have discussed the dialogue between the two countries: while Lavrov “stressed the illusory nature of the attempts of sanctions pressure on Russia what Washington once again ran June 20”. According to him, the Russian-American relations and without going through a difficult period, and such actions are putting them at even greater risk.
The statement also said that Moscow was forced to postpone scheduled for June 23, a meeting of Deputy foreign Ministers, which was supposed to discuss the problems accumulated in Russian-American relations.
In addition, the Ministers discussed the situation in Syria — Moscow has urged Washington to abide by all previous agreements — and in the East of Ukraine, both sides agreed to make further efforts for the comprehensive implementation of the Minsk agreements.