Lavrov, Kerry Discuss Israeli-Palestinian Settlement, Ukraine, Syria

© Sputnik / Eduard Pesov / Go to the photo bankRussian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry have reviewed the situation with the Israeli-Palestinian peaceful settlement and discussed the crisis in Ukraine during a phone conversation on Thursday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry have reviewed the situation with the Israeli-Palestinian peaceful settlement and discussed the crisis in Ukraine during a phone conversation on Thursday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. - Sputnik International
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry have exchanged views on the Ukrainian crisis, Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the situation in Syria and bilateral relations.

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MOSCOW, January 1 (Sputnik) —Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry have reviewed the situation with the Israeli-Palestinian peaceful settlement and discussed the crisis in Ukraine during a phone conversation on Thursday, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

"Apart from exchanging New Year's greetings, the heads of the [Russian and US] foreign affairs departments have reviewed the situation with the Israeli-Palestinian peaceful settlement. The situation in Syria, the crisis in Ukraine and several issues of the bilateral relations between Russia and the United States have also been discussed," said a statement published on the Russian Foreign Ministry's official website.

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Palestinians presented a draft statehood resolution to the UN Security Council in mid-December. The final version of the document said that East Jerusalem should become the capital of the independent Palestine and obliged Israel to withdraw its troops from the West Bank by the end of 2017.

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