EU chair Latvia sees 'opening' with Russia on Ukraine

January 7, 2015 3:45 PM

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EU chair Latvia sees 'opening' with Russia on Ukraine

RIGA (Reuters) - Latvia, which holds the rotating chair of European Union governments, believes Russia may be more willing to negotiate a deal to ease tensions over Ukraine, its foreign minister said on Wednesday.

"There is a kind of opening we can use," Edgars Rinkevics told reporters, saying the problems the Russian economy was suffering as a result of Western sanctions and falling oil prices appeared to have made Russia more willing to negotiate.

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