Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsia sounded a conciliatory tone towards Russia, saying he wanted to resolve their impasse “peacefully.”
“We want to settle this situation peacefully. We don’t want to fight with the Russian people,” Mr. Deshchytsia said, ahead of top-level meetings on Ukraine in Paris, including between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
Diplomatic sources in Paris told DPA that Mr. Lavrov and Mr. Deshchytsia were to hold bilateral talks. Neither side confirmed the meeting.