Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry

July 5, 2016

On July 5 Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke by phone with US Secretary of State John Kerry.

They discussed issues pertaining to bilateral cooperation as co-chairs of the International Syria Support Group (ISSG), including forthcoming contacts at the expert and political levels. With regard of John Kerry’s visit to Ukraine in coming days, Mr.Lavrov pointed to information about Kiev’s intentions indicating that full-scale hostilities may be resumed in Donbass and urged Washington to prevent this from happening.