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Prystaiko sees no need to communicate with Lavrov

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Foreign Minister informed that he does not personally negotiate with the representatives of Russian Federation
15:00, 13 October 2019

Vadym Prystaiko, the Foreign Minister of Ukraine
President's press service

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Vadym Prystaiko believes that there is no need for him to communicate with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at this moment. He said this during an interview with Radio Svoboda.

"I cannot say that I am in a hurry. Probably, the diplomatic services are there for it but at this stage, we do not see any need in support, in the development of this channel of communication," Prystaiko answered the journalist's questions about whether he had communicated with Lavrov lately.

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He also added that he does not personally negotiate with representatives of the Russian Federation, negotiating teams, such as the Tripartite Contract Group within the framework of the Minsk process, are engaged in this process.

The Foreign Minister was only involved in the negotiation process when he, as an adviser to the president, held talks in the Normandy format - then he was supposed to represent the President of Ukraine.

As we reported earlier, Ukrainian Foreign Minister believes it is possible to counteract the arrests of Ukrainians in the annexed Crimea only with the help of international partners.

Related: Maas, Lavrov discuss Ukraine-related issues

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