Russia say EU seeking ‘sphere of influence’ in Ukraine

Globe and Mail
Friday 14th February, 2014

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the European Union on Friday of seeking to create a “sphere of influence” by pressing Ukraine to choose closer ties with the bloc at the expense of relations with Russia.Lavrov, speaking next to German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, issued a warning to the West against interfering in the crisis, saying Ukrainians had to be allowed to resolve matters themselves.

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