Russia's Lavrov and OSCE's Burkhalter agree on need to fulfill Geneva agreement on Ukraine

MOSCOW Sat May 3, 2014 10:45am EDT

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MOSCOW May 3 (Reuters) - Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the Swiss president Didier Burkhalter "confirmed the need for complete fulfillment of Geneva declaration" on Ukraine, the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

Burkhalter is also presently the chairman of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe.

The statement followed a phone conversation between Lavrov and Burkhalter on Saturday where they discussed the situation in Ukraine and especially "the rampage of radicals" in Odessa, the statement said.

(Reporting By Jason Bush)