Russia hopes US uses its influence to stop violence in Ukraine

June 5, 2014 7:13 PM

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Russia hopes US uses its influence to stop violence in Ukraine

PARIS, June 05 /ITAR-TASS/. The Russian side hopes the United States will use its influence on Ukrainian president-elect Pyotr Poroshenko to stop violence and Kiev’s punitive operation in Ukraine’s Southeast, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday.

The bilateral talks were held Thursday in a downtown Paris hotel on the eve of celebrations in France to mark the 70th anniversary of the landing of Allied troops in Normandy during World War II in June 1944.

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