| 12.4°C Dublin

Russia: Don't force Ukraine to choose between us and West as tension rise

Close

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

REUTERS

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

Ukraine must not be forced to choose between close ties with Russia or the West, Russia Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said this morning in Moscow's latest warning to the European Union and United States not to try to shape the ex-Soviet state's future.

"It is dangerous an counterproductive to try to force upon a Ukraine a choice on the principle: 'You are either with us or against us'," Lavrov said at a joint news conference after talks with Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn.

Reuters