Support The Moscow Times!

EU's Mogherini Detects Some 'Willingness' From Russia to Resolve Ukraine Conflict

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said Wednesday that she and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had detected some signs of greater willingness from Russia to resolve the crisis in Ukraine's separatist eastern territories.

Her comments echo those of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who on Tuesday said Russia has made constructive moves in recent days toward reducing tensions in Ukraine, where more than 4,700 people have been killed in the pro-Russian uprising since April.

"We shared the impression that there might be some elements that could make us think that there might be some more willingness to solve the conflict on the Russian side, on President [Vladimir] Putin's side," said Mogherini, who is visiting Kiev.

Read more

Independent journalism isn’t dead. You can help keep it alive.

The Moscow Times’ team of journalists has been first with the big stories on the coronavirus crisis in Russia since day one. Our exclusives and on-the-ground reporting are being read and shared by many high-profile journalists.

We wouldn’t be able to produce this crucial journalism without the support of our loyal readers. Please consider making a donation to The Moscow Times to help us continue covering this historic time in the world’s largest country.