Klimkin: Russia trying to force renegotiation of Minsk deals


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German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (2ndL), points as he, welcomes his counterparts from France, Laurent Fabius (R) Russia, Sergey Lavrov (L) and Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin (2ndR), for a meeting on the situation in Ukraine in Berlin, Germany, on January 12, 2015. AFP PHOTO / POOL / MICHAEL SOHN
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Ahead of potentially critical meetings this week in Europe, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin granted the Kyiv Post an interview on Jan. 17 in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to discuss a wide range of issues -- the stalled peace talks with Russia, Ukraine's plan for the World Economic Forum in Switzerland next week, the difficulties he faced under ex-President Viktor Yanukovych and his personal feelings as a Russian native in his job as Ukraine's top diplomat.

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