Crisis settlement must be Ukraine's own job - talks in Geneva

Ukraine, Russia, the European Union and the United States were unanimous during talks in Geneva on Thursday that settling the Ukrainian crisis must be the job of the Ukrainians themselves, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

Ukraine, Russia, the European Union and the United States were unanimous during talks in Geneva on Thursday that settling the Ukrainian crisis must be the job of the Ukrainians themselves, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

"The agreements are largely based on compromises, but the main point for us is the acceptance by the participants of the indisputable fact that this crisis must be settled by the Ukrainians themselves," Lavrov said.

According to the agreements reached at the Geneva meeting, all illegal armed formations in Ukraine should be disarmed and all administrative buildings should be returned to owners, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

"The taken buildings should be returned to their owners and occupied streets, squares and other public places in all Ukrainian cities should be cleared. All protestors, except for those who committed serious crimes, should be amnestied," Lavrov said on Thursday following a four-party meeting in the situation in Ukraine.

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