"We have seriously disagreed… about the situation in Ukraine, including the issue of the Crimea. And first of all, regarding the situation in the South-East of the country and the implementation of the Minsk agreements," Kosachev told reporters after his meeting with the delegation of the French Senate’s Foreign Affairs Committee.
The assessment of the situation in Syria and the perspectives of the settlement of the conflict led to considerable disagreements as well, Kosachev added.
The lawmakers spoke in favor of development of inter-regional cooperation between Russia and France, and underlined that humanitarian issues would help the countries to overcome the existing disagreements, Kosachev added.
The delegations discussed a Russian report on the development of bilateral ties between the two countries, titled Russia-France: a Parliamentary View of the Future," and signed a memorandum of cooperation. The memorandum calls for a strategic cooperation dialogue at the level of parliamentary committees.