Philippines: Surkov and US' special representative on Ukraine to meet in near future — Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov spoke on a meeting he had with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, in Manila, Sunday, on the sidelines of The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) forum. «He was interested in the details of those decisions that we had to take in response to the adopted law with anti-Russian sanctions in the congress of the United States of America,» stated... Еще Russian Foreign Minister. He underlined that Russian President Vladimir Putin has explained the decisions in the interview and stresses that Russia has expected that «the US still will not take the path of confrontation, but unfortunately, the Russophobes moods of the congress members prevented this from coming true». He told journalists that besides the US-Russia relations, the diplomats have discussed the Middle East conflict and the situation in the eastern Ukraine. «In the near future the US special representative for the Ukrainian settlement, Mr. Volker, will come. Rex Tillerson confirmed that such contact with our representative Vladislav Surkov is scheduled and will be held in the very near future,» added Lavrov. Earlier this day, Lavrov has met with his counterparts from Turkey, Mevlut Cavusoglu, and from China, Wang Yi.

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