Russia urges EU to condemn 'radicals' responsible for Ukraine violence

MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed the Ukraine peace deal with European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and urged the EU to condemn "radicals" responsible for violence, his ministry said on Friday.


A ministry statement said Lavrov and Ashton had discussed the deal "and the prospects for its implementation in the conditions of continuing activity by extremist forces", suggesting Moscow had doubts it could succeed.


"Sergei Lavrov has decisively denounced the activities of radicals who bear the full responsibility for the violence and human casualties and urged the EU and its member-states to clearly express rejection of these activities," it said. (Reuters)