Russia urges Kiev to talk directly to separatists

November 19th, 2014  
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Topic: Russia urges Kiev to talk directly to separatists

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday Ukraine's leaders must talk directly to separatists in the east of the country and should not treat Moscow as a party to the conflict. Kiev and the West accuse Russia of destabilizing Ukraine by providing the rebels with money, arms and reinforcements. The West has imposed sanctions on Moscow over the conflict in which more than 4,000 people have been killed since mid-April. Russia backs the separatists who have rebelled in the east but says it is not directly involved in the conflict in the Donbass region. ...


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