Tillerson about the meeting with Lavrov: We got progress

At the same time, according to him, is not talking about the finally achieved solutions

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U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson believes that during his meeting in the headquarters of OSCE in Vienna Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov had made progress, however, the head of the state Department did not specify the details.

The head of American diplomacy said after talks with his Russian counterpart on Thursday, reports “Radio Freedom”.

“I’m not going to tell you exactly what we got. We received a progress is what we have,” said U.S. Secretary of state in response to the question, what assurances he received from Minister Lavrov.


  • Klimkin first met with Lavrov in the bilateral format

While Tillerson stressed that the meeting discussed further cooperation. At the same time, according to him, is not talking about the finally achieved solution.

According to the Russian side, the foreign Ministers discussed the issues of Syria, Ukraine, North Korea and the situation with Russian and American media, prevailing in both countries.

Earlier, Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov after talks with U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson in Vienna said that the approach of the special envoy of the US state Department, Kurt Volker, the solution of the Ukrainian problem is the opposite of the Russian.

As told the head of Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin, Kiev wants to pass the Donbas under international control. He noted that the process implies the withdrawal of Russian troops from the territory of Ukraine.

In turn, the US special envoy to Ukraine Kurt Volker outlined the approximate dates, how long after entering the Donbass peacekeepers will stay in Ukraine. The American diplomat also said there are three main components in the deployment of the UN mission.

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Klimkin told the details of the meeting with Lavrov
Yesterday, 22:05

The sides discussed the exchange of hostages


Lavrov said about the opposite of the US approach to the problem of Donbass
Yesterday, 21:40

In particular, he noted that Moscow is concerned about attempts to “put down” the Russian initiative on the direction of UN guards to ensure the safety of the OSCE mission


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