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    The Swiss and the Russian foreign ministers will discuss situations in Syria and Ukraine during a meeting at the UN General Assembly.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Switzerland’s foreign minister, Didier Burkhalter, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will discuss conditions in Syria and Ukraine during a meeting at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday, Burkhalter told Sputnik.

    "I already had an opportunity to welcome and to say hello to my colleague Sergei Lavrov [at the United Nations], and it is foreseen that we can have a discussion tomorrow," Burkhalter said Tuesday.

    "I think it will be very interesting to listen to Russia’s take, [especially] now with a very difficult situation in Syria," the Swiss diplomat said. "Also Ukraine, possibly with the Russian Federation to influence a possible visit of detainees in Lugansk and Donetsk, for instance, by the ICRC [International Committee of the Red Cross]."

    Burkhalter added that the meeting would be a step forward in ongoing talks between Russia and Switzerland.


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