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    Russian FM: Ukraine dragging on constitutional reforms


    by PressTV

    Russia has accused Ukraine of grossly violating the Geneva accord reached last week.

    Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the Ukrainian interim leadership has failed to comply with the signed accord. During a press conference in Moscow, Lavrov accused Kiev of dragging on constitutional reforms needed to de-escalate tensions. The top Russian diplomat also criticized Washington for threatening Moscow with more sanctions. He urged European leaders to take individual decisions on Ukraine, rather than succumbing to US pressure. The West and Russia remain divided over eastern Ukraine where pro-Russian protesters keep occupying key installations. The protesters have refused to recognize the recent Geneva accord, renewing their calls for a referendum. Several people have been killed in violence there.