“If this ten-day period, which, as American representatives have
said, is needed to call this multilateral meeting, was determined
following Mr. Yatsenyuk’s public promises to complete the work on the
draft constitution by April 15, my question is the following: may they
be planning to call this multilateral meeting when the draft
constitution is submitted to the Verkhovna Rada and when all of the
regions that do not trust the currently authorities are simply presented
with an accomplished fact?” he said.
“Furthermore we will be invited to this meeting so that we, by our
presence, could effectively “bless” and legitimatize the draft
constitution, which no one has seen so far,” the Russian minister said.
“I am speaking about this openly because the content of our
negotiations with American representatives are very often distorted for
the benefit of the public,” Lavrov said.