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Russia, France, Germany foreign ministers hold phone talk

Source : 112 Ukraine

Discrimination of Russian-language population, suppression of political opponents, mass media in Ukraine are unacceptable, - Lavrov
14:20, 8 June 2021

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
RIA Novosti

Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov stated his colleagues from France and Germany about the unacceptability of discrimination measures against the Russian-language population in Ukraine, course of Kyiv authorities for forcible Ukrainization of the national minorities, suppression of political opponents and mass media as RIA News reported.

The Russian Foreign Ministry stated that on Monday, the phone talk was held between Lavrov, Foreign Minister of France Jean-Yves Le Drian, and Foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas. During the talk, the ministers exchanged opinions on prospects of settlement of Donbas Conflict on the results of the video conference of Normandy Format leaders that took place on May 26.

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“The lack of alternatives of Minsk Agreements was underlined, as well as the necessity to fulfill the commitments by all sides. Lavrov underlined the unacceptability of attempts of Kyiv to revise the Set of measures, as well as the decision of the Normandy Summit in December 2019 in Paris, drew attention to the absence of reaction of the western colleagues on Kyiv statements that contradict the current agreements,” the message said.

Moreover, Lavrov underlined the unacceptability of discrimination measures against the Russian-language population in Ukraine, the course of Kyiv authorities for forcible Ukrainization of the national minorities, suppression of political opponents and mass media, and pandering to neo-Nazi.

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Earlier, Adviser of the President’s Office Head Mykhailo Podolyak stated that the talks of the advisers of the Normandy Format on the settlement of the Donbas Conflict on May 26 were very difficult due to the hard-line stances of the sides.

 

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