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Ukraine crisis: Russia to make proposals for a solution, says Lavrov

Published on Mar 10, 2014 10:20 PM
 
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov takes part in a news conference in Moscow March 8, 2014. Russia is to send to Washington a series of proposals for resolving the crisis in Ukraine, Mr Lavrov said Monday, March 10, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

MOSCOW (AFP) - Russia is to send to Washington a series of proposals for resolving the crisis in Ukraine, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.

"We prepared, together with members of the Russian Security Council, our counter-proposals. They aim to resolve the situation on the basis of international law and take into account the interests of all Ukrainians without exception," he said in a televised meeting with President Vladimir Putin.

Pro-Russian troops have seized control of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea and the government there has declared its intention to join Russia, a decision it wants to put to a referendum on March 16.

Mr Lavrov said he had invited US Secretary of State John Kerry to come to Russia for a meeting on Monday to discuss the crisis in Ukraine.

 
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