Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the Kiev authorities of breaking last week's Geneva accord for resolving the Ukraine crisis. At a news conference Monday, he said Kiev had not moved to disarm illegal groups, especially the ultra-nationalist Right Sector suspected of the shooting at a pro-Russian checkpoint near Sloviansk Sunday. Kiev called the attack "a provocation" by Russian special forces.
The Russian Foreign Minister said the US should take responsibility for those whom they put in power instead of issuing ultimatums to Moscow. Attempts to isolate Russia will lead to a dead end, he said.