Russian/US Foreign Ministers to Meet in Washington

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Russian/US Foreign Ministers to Meet in Washington

by Stephen Lendman

On Monday, a brief State Department statement said "Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Washington DC on Wednesday, May 10, to discuss Ukraine, Syria, and bilateral issues." 

"On Ukraine, the sides will discuss the need to stop the violence in eastern Ukraine and resolve the conflict through the full implementation of the Minsk agreements."

"On Syria, the Secretary intends to discuss efforts to de-escalate violence, provide humanitarian assistance to the Syrian people, and set the stage for a political settlement of the conflict."

On May 8, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon is meeting with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov in New York for similar discussions.

Ahead of his Washington visit, Sergey Lavrov blasted illegitimate US-installed putschists running
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