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Interview by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov on TV Channel "Russia Today", Moscow, April 23, 2014

Interview by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov on TV Channel

As the standoff in the eastern Ukraine deteriorates into violence it’s up to world powers to step in and calm things down. Despite tough talk from Washington, the US, EU, Russia and Ukraine have managed to reach a framework to peace in Geneva. But will it be enough to avert a civil war? Sophie asks the Russian Foreign minister himself – Sergey Lavrov is on Sophie&Co today. Follow @SophieCo_RT Sophie Shevardnadze: Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s Foreign minister, it’s great to have you on our show today.   Sergey Lavrov: Thank you for the invitation. SS: So, just the other day Joe Biden on his visit to Kiev said that time is short for Russia to make progress on its commitments made in Geneva. What is expected of Russia?