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Ukraine crisis: Action by 'partners' not helping cooperation: Russian Foreign Minister

Published on Mar 6, 2014 2:47 PM
 
A picture taken on March 5, 2014, shows Russian Foreign Ministeer Sergei Lavrov (left) talking to his French counterpart, Mr Laurent Fabius, at the Elysee presidential palace in Paris. Mr Lavrov said attempts by "our partners" to take action over the Ukraine crisis via democracy watchdog OSCE and the Nato military alliance were not helping cooperation and dialogue. -- PHOTO: AFP / FRENCH FOREIGN MINISTRY 

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said attempts by "our partners" to take action over the Ukraine crisis via democracy watchdog OSCE and the Nato military alliance were not helping cooperation and dialogue.

"I want to very briefly say that we had a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry on the situation in Ukraine in relation to the actions that our partners are trying to take via the OSCE, the Nato-Russia council and other international organisations - action that does not help create an atmosphere for dialogue and constructive cooperation," he said in a statement issued by the ministry on Thursday.