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November 26, 2004

Russia slams Ukraine interference

Topics: International News

RUSSIAN Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has slammed Western intervention in Ukraine, as the European Union stepped up efforts to mediate a standoff over a presidential vote in the former Soviet republic.

"We are alarmed by attempts by certain governments to steer the situation in Ukraine away from a legal path," Mr Lavrov said.

"Especially when certain European capitals are declaring that they do not recognize the elections and that Ukraine has to be with the West," he said.

"It is the Ukrainian people and not someone in their place who must decide with whom Ukraine will be," he said. "We are not indifferent to what happens in Ukraine."  Read more in The Australian...

Posted by Hyscience at November 26, 2004 12:57 PM



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