Russia says Washington should lean on Kiev to push for peace talks

by Reuters
Tuesday, 2 September 2014 09:25 GMT

MOSCOW, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday that Washington should use its influence in Kiev to push for peace in eastern Ukraine.

"The most important thing is the need to talk sense into the party of war in Kiev, and in large part only the United States can do this," Lavrov told reporters.

"It is very important for it to use its influence as far as possible to send the necessary signals in favour of switching from trying to resolve the situation by military means, in favor of a political process." (Reporting by Alexei Anishchuk; Writing by Alissa de Carbonnel; Editing by Mark Trevelyan)

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