MUNICH Feb 7 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei
Lavrov said on Saturday that there were reasons for optimism on
a peace deal for Ukraine but he also warned against the arming
of Kiev's military and blamed the United States and Europe for
inflaming the crisis.
"We believe that there are good grounds for optimism, to
issue recommendations for conflict resolution," Lavrov said
after talks on Friday between the leaders of Russia, France and
Germany.during a debate at a security conference in Munich.
But Lavrov, speaking during a debate at a security
conference in Munich, also pointed to growing calls in the West
to "pump Ukraine full of lethal weapons."
"This position will only exacerbate the tragedy of Ukraine,"
(Reporting by Noah Barkin)