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Presidential poll 'destructive' for Ukraine: Russian FM

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks at a press conference after a meeting of foreign ministers of the Caspian Sea littoral states in Moscow, on April 22, 2014. (AFP PHOTO / VASILY MAXIMOV)

MOSCOW: Ukraine's going ahead with its May 25 presidential election without consulting first with pro-Russian voters "is very destructive for the country," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday in an interview with state-controlled RT television.

He said Moscow would only "recognise something that would be based on the all-inclusive process", adding, "to call an election without finding some common ground with the east and the south of Ukraine I think is very destructive for the country."

 

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