August 8, 2016 / 5:22 PM / 2 years ago

Russia, Ukraine, Germany, France may meet on G20 sidelines: Lavrov

BAKU (Reuters) - Russia, Ukraine, France and Germany may hold a “summit” on the sidelines of the Group of 20 meeting in China to discuss the Ukraine peace process, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a joint news conference with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry following their meeting in Moscow, Russia, July 15, 2016. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

The G20 of the world’s largest developed and developing countries will hold their annual summit on Sept. 4-5 in the city of Hangzhou.

Lavrov told journalists that the proposal to hold the four-way meeting came from Kiev and that Russia will be ready for it.

Reporting by Olesya Astakhova; Writing by Lidia Kelly; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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