Tillerson, Lavrov discuss Syria, North Korea and Ukraine – State Department

Tillerson, Lavrov discuss Syria, North Korea and Ukraine – State Department

On Wednesday, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed a number of international issues, including the situation in Syria, North Korea and Ukraine.

This is said in the official statement by Spokesperson of the United States Department of State Heather Nauert.

"As for Ukraine, the Secretary noted the upcoming meeting between U.S. Special Representative Volker and Russian Representative Surkov and emphasized the need for Russia to accelerate implementation of its commitments under the Minsk Agreements," the report says.

In addition, the U.S. Secretary of State stressed the need to stop the recent escalation of the hostilities in eastern Ukraine.

At the same time, Tillerson and Lavrov discussed Russia’s role in ensuring the Assad regime plays a constructive role in the UN-led Geneva process. 

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