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Trump notes Russia's responsibility for full Minsk implementation
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The Russian Federation is responsible for the full implementation of the Minsk peace agreement on Donbas, eastern Ukraine, according to the White House's readout of U.S. President Donald Trump's meeting with Foreign Minister of Russia Sergei Lavrov.

"The President raised Ukraine, and expressed his Administration's commitment to remain engaged in resolving the conflict and stressed Russia’s responsibility to fully implement the Minsk agreements," the readout said.

The meeting took place following on the visit of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Moscow last month.

"President Trump emphasized the need to work together to end the conflict in Syria, in particular, underscoring the need for Russia to rein in the Assad regime, Iran, and Iranian proxies," the readout said.

Trump also raised the possibility of broader cooperation on resolving conflicts in the Middle East and elsewhere. "The President further emphasized his desire to build a better relationship between the United States and Russia," the White House reported.

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