Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry comments on the release of OSCE hostages

Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Saturday, May 3, 2014

As a result of the joint action plan of the Ukrainian authorities, law enforcement agencies, the government of the Donetsk Oblast, and the coordinated efforts of Russian intermediaries and the special monitoring mission of the OSCE, today, May 3, the group of international and Ukrainian observers detained as hostages by extremists was released in the city of Slovyansk. Continue reading

Ukraine’s MFA responds to Lavrov’s invasion threats

Comments of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on the statements made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S.V. Lavrov on “Russia Today”

April 23, 2014

Against the backdrop of Ukraine’s fair and full implementation of the Geneva agreements, the threats of Russian armed intervention in response to Ukraine’s lawful efforts to combat terrorism and separatism made by the Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov, on April 23, during his interview on the Russian channel “Russia Today” struck an absolutely discordant note.

We understand these statements to mean that the Russian side is ready to implement its aggression against Ukraine and to continue massing Russian army troops near the Ukrainian border towards that end.

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