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Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov announced on Thursday to participate in this month in negotiations in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, told the Reuters news agency.
the Ukrainian and Russian foreign ministers are due to meet in the negotiations, which are held in the so-called Normandy format.
Yesterday, on Wednesday, German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier told reporters that the countries have invited the Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers to negotiate in Minsk at the end of November.
Lavrov said he was sitting on the negotiating table in case the negotiations as mediators operate in Germany and France consider it useful.
"there Is still quite a serious risk that this turns out to be just a meeting for meeting for the sake of", Lavrov criticized, however, at the press conference.