Lavrov concerned about Western partners' refusal to condemn attack on Russian embassy in Kiev

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed concern in telephone talks with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier about Saturday's attack on the Russian embassy in Kiev and about the Western partners' refusal to condemn it in the UN Security Council.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed concern in telephone talks with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier about Saturday's attack on the Russian embassy in Kiev and about the Western partners' refusal to condemn it in the UN Security Council.

"Telephone talks were held on June 15 between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and German Foreign Minster Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Continuing the discussion held in trilateral talks on Saturday between Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande, the Russian and German foreign ministers discussed the Russia-Ukraine-European Union gas agenda and the situation surrounding the planned signing of an association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union," the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement in Moscow on Sunday.

The Russian and German foreign ministers also exchanged views on the current situation in Ukraine. "They pointed out that the earliest possible end to the military operation in southeastern Ukraine and truce must be the top-priority step towards normalization," it said.

Lavrov expressed 'special concern about the recent attack on the Russian embassy in Kiev and the Western partners' refusal to condemn this act of vandalism in the UN Security Council," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

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