Ukraine to Restore Dialogue With Russia After Government Formed

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Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry has said that it will restore full diplomatic dialogue with Russia after a new government is formed, which is expected no earlier than Thursday.

KIEV, February 26 (RIA Novosti) – Ukraine’s Foreign Ministry has said that it will restore full diplomatic dialogue with Russia after a new government is formed, which is expected no earlier than Thursday.

The ministry said in a statement overnight Tuesday that Kiev is ready to “resume full-scale bilateral dialogue under the auspices of the Ukrainian-Russian interstate commission."

The ouster of former President Viktor Yanukovych over the weekend has caused substantial unease among authorities in Russia, who accuse politicians now running the country of reneging on a compromise deal signed Friday that had been designed to end months of political crisis.

Moscow has also signaled its concern at measures to drop Russian as an official state language, a move they worry will unfairly marginalize the former Soviet nation’s substantial ethnic Russian community.

Parliament in Ukraine is due to reconvene Thursday for a session that is expected to lead to the formation of a government.

 

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