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Russia Says Ukraine Election May Aggravate Crisis

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May 20, 2014 AT 10:41 AM
A senior Russian official was quoted as saying on Tuesday, that Sunday's presidential election in Ukraine will deepen political divisions in the country if there is no end to hostilities and a "road map" to end the crisis is not implemented. In a report on talks between Karasin and British ambassador to Russia Tim Barrow, the Foreign Ministry underlined the importance of the "road map" drawn up by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe and constitutional reforms following an agreement reached at talks in Geneva. The ministry said, "Without the implementation of these agreements, and the immediate cessation of hostilities by (Ukrainian) army units southeastern regions, the May 25 election can only worsen the differences in the country."