Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry will meet in Paris on Thursday, 5 June, confirmed by a source in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
" Such a meeting is Expected ", - the source said, according to ITAR-TASS. Previously the head of the press service of the U.S. Department of state Jen Psaki said Sergey Lavrov John Kerry will hold a bilateral meeting in Paris. The Secretary of state is part of a delegation of U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama, who on the first day of the week went on tour through Europe. It is planned that the main issues on the agenda of Lavrov and Kerry will be the crisis in Ukraine, the internal conflict in the Syrian Arab Republic." the focus of the meeting will be Ukraine - taking into account scheduled for Saturday official ceremony of taking office won the early presidential elections Peter Poroshenko), and the Syrian Arab Republic and the ongoing efforts to export the remaining weapons of mass destruction, " she said. The last meeting of Lavrov and Kerry also took place in Paris in early March. Then the employees of the foreign Ministry discussed the situation in Ukraine. Later he held several talks on the phone, in the process of one of them Lavrov said Kerry about the need immediate termination Kiev punitive operations. Remember, the Ukrainian authorities have launched a large-scale punitive operation in Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts, proclaimed the independence after the referendum. Security forces are actively using heavy artillery and combat aircraft. Mentions numerous victims among the peaceful residents and the destruction of houses and infrastructure.