Action by "partners" over Ukraine not helping cooperation-Russia's Lavrov

MOSCOW, March 6 Thu Mar 6, 2014 1:40am EST

MOSCOW, March 6 (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said attempts by "our partners" to take action over the Ukraine crisis via democracy watchdog OSCE and the NATO military alliance were not helping cooperation and dialogue.

"I want to very briefly say that we had a meeting with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on the situation in Ukraine in relation to the actions that our partners are trying to take via the OSCE, the NATO-Russia council and other international organisations - action that does not help create an atmosphere for dialogue and constructive cooperation," he said in a statement issued by the ministry on Thursday.