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Lavrov, Kerry to discuss Ukraine in The Hague: Russian media

Published on Mar 23, 2014 12:30 AM

MOSCOW (AFP) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his US counterpart John Kerry will discuss the Ukraine crisis on the sidelines of a nuclear summit in The Hague next week, a Russian foreign ministry official said Saturday.

"A meeting between Lavrov and Kerry is planned on the sidelines of the summit in The Hague," to be held Monday and Tuesday, Interfax news agency quoted the official as saying.

The exact timing of the encounter was not immediately known.

Amid accusations that Russia was trying to splinter Europe in the Cold War-style struggle over the future of ex-Soviet Ukraine following the Kremlin's annexation of Crimea, Kerry said Thursday he would like to have another meeting with Lavrov next week in Europe.

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