Talking about the use of the Russian language in Ukraine, Lavrov said: "We want, on a mutual basis, to ensure for Ukrainians in Russia and for Russians in Ukraine equal rights so that their wishes to speak, think, and work in their native language will be satisfied as much as possible."
Lavrov said the presidents of the two countries would meet soon in Ukraine, but that a date is yet to be set.
(UNIAN, Interfax-Ukraine, ITAR-TASS)
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