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 Speaker of the Russian Parliament: Minsk Talks Next Week Is the First Step to De-Escalate Crisis in Ukraine

A meeting between the leaders of Russia, Ukraine and the European Union in Minsk next week is a step towards defusing the conflict in Ukraine, the speaker of the Russian parliament was quoted as saying on Thursday.

"The Minsk meeting is one of the stages on the way towards de-escalation of this conflict," Sergei Naryshkin was quoted by state-run RIA news agency as saying, Censor.NET reports, citing Reuters.

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