Lavrov: Ukraine too close to civil war to hold May 25 election

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday that Ukraine is "as close to civil war as you can get." In an interview with Bloomberg, he called holding Russia accountable for the Ukrainian presidential election on May 25 “ridiculous." The vote can’t be legitimate if it is impeded by fighting. He repeated that Russia has no intention of sending troops to Ukraine. But any attempt to grant the country NATO membership would be “an issue for Russia.”

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