On Saturday Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry held a meeting within the framework of the Munich Security Conference.
- Yes, it's in everyone’s interest that the Ukrainian conflict is solved as soon as possible.20.3% (310)
- It's obvious that each side is doing its best to find a solution, but the outcome is unclear.10.0% (153)
- There are too many conflicting interests. The final agreement is still some way off in the future.43.4% (663)
- The conflict will be resolved through action, not political maneuvering.26.3% (401)
Lavrov and Kerry stressed there was no alternative to a political settlement of the crisis in Ukraine.
During the meeting, US secretary of state expressed his support of talks on the Ukrainian conflict between Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande held in Moscow on Friday.
The conflict in southeastern Ukraine escalated in the first weeks of January, despite a ceasefire signed by the parties in September 2014.
According to the UN estimates, over 5,000 people have been killed in Ukraine since the beginning of the clashes in April 2014.