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    Russia's Envoy to NATO Alexander Grushko said that Russia urges all members of the Russia-NATO Council to exert its influence on Ukraine to persuade it against violent measures to settle the southeast Ukrainian crisis.

    BRUSSELS (Sputnik) – Russia urges all members of the Russia-NATO Council to exert its influence on Ukraine to persuade it against violent measures to settle the southeast Ukrainian crisis, Russia's Envoy to NATO Alexander Grushko said Wednesday.

    "[Russia urged] all members of the Russia-NATO Council to use their influence on Kiev in order to motivate it to abandon violent methods of crisis resolution and fully implement its political commitments," Grushko told reporters after the first in two years Russia-NATO Council meeting.

    "We have indicated that, by providing political and military support to the Kiev authorities, the alliance plays up a ‘party of war’… Of particular concern is the fact that Ukrainian forces trained by US, Canadian and other NATO countries’ instructors, are being transferred to the contact line," Grushko said.


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