"We discussed, first and foremost, international issues, paying particular attention to the development of the situation in Ukraine. This development causes serious concern," Lavrov said following talks with his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
Neither of the sides is interested in severing the diplomatic ties between Russia and Ukraine, this is a last-ditch measure, Sergei Lavrov said.
"I do not think that we are in a situation where anyone is interested in severing diplomatic relations. That would be an extreme measure," Lavrov said after a meeting with his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
Lavrov stressed the importance of a “restrained and concentrated” approach in order to ensure the stabilization of the situation in Ukraine instead of giving into emotions.