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Franco-Russian convergence on Ukraine

Posted by seumasach on July 11, 2014

Far from being isolated, Russian diplomacy has achieved convergence even with the likes of Fabius. It is Poroshenko and his State Department backers who is isolated. As for the Ukrainian forces bombing Ukrainian cities, largely consisting of fascist and mercenary elements, they are beyond the pale internationally and can only continue to operate as long as Western media can obscure their existence.

Russian, French FMs acknowledge Kiev not observing Berlin agreements on resolving Ukraine crisis

Voice of Russia

9th July, 2014

The Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had a telephone conversation with his French counterpart, Laurent Fabius, on Wednesday. The ministers discussed settlement of the Ukrainian crisis, according to the Russian Foreign Ministry. “The French minister emphasized the ongoing aggravation of the situation in the southeastern regions of the country, while acknowledging that in practice the authorities in Kiev have departed from the agreements reached by the foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany in Berlin on July 2, 2014,” the statement said.

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