Russia’s Sergei Lavrov: Ukraine on the brink of civil war

Sergei Lavrov

Newscast Media HOUSTON—Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on
Wednesday that Ukraine is on the brink of civil war, which will make it difficult to hold
free and fair elections later this month. Lavrov added that pro-Moscow separatists
should be included in Western-sponsored roundtable unity talks, according to AFP.

“When Ukrainians kill Ukrainians, I believe this is as close to a civil war as you can
get,” Lavrov said in an interview with Bloomberg television.

Lavrov added that “in east and south of Ukraine there is a war, a real war, with
heavy weaponry used.

“And if this is conducive to free and fair elections, then I don’t recognize what free
and fair is.”

Source: Tehran Times

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