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Russia says to respect will of Ukrainians

English.news.cn   2014-05-26 17:29:32

MOSCOW, May 26 (Xinhua) -- Russia said on Monday that it would respect the will of Ukrainians in their presidential election, but warned Kiev against resuming military operation in the country's southeastern regions.

"The fact that the vote was organized in many regions of Ukraine could probably be regarded as a generally positive fact. As the president (Vladimir Putin) has said, we will respect the will expressed by the Ukrainian people," Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters.

He said Moscow was ready for dialogue with Petro Poroshenko, a leading Ukrainian presidential candidate, but said Russia "definitely does not need" mediators in talks with Kiev.

The minister also warned Kiev against resuming "so-called anti-terrorist operation" in southeastern Ukraine, saying that would be a "big mistake."


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