Tillerson asks Russia to ‘lower the level of violence’ in Ukraine
WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday asked his Russian counterpart to reduce the levels of violence in eastern Ukraine, where Russian troops have intervened on the side of separatist militias in their ongoing clash with the Ukrainian government.
“Underscoring the U.S. concern with the rising violence in eastern Ukraine, the secretary requested that Russia return its representatives to the Joint Center on Coordination and Control and lower the level of violence,” State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said in a statement emailed to reporters Wednesday.
Officially, the Russian government has denied that its military is operating in eastern Ukraine, …read more
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