Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov hopes for mutual respect of national minorities rights in Ukraine and Russia. He told Wednesday at a joint press conference with Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Borys Tarasyuk.

“We want to guarantee on mutual basis Ukrainians in Russia and Russians in Ukraine equal rights in order to satisfy their desires to speak, think and work in native language,” he said.

Lavrov also noted that the issue concerning the Russian language must be settled and fixed by Constitution of Ukraine. He also stressed that the issue as regards national minorities’ rights had been already discussed with Tarasyuk during the latest meeting in New-York.


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