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Ukraine crisis 'created artificially' - Russian FM Sergei Lavrov

8 March 2014 Last updated at 15:25 GMT

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said the crisis in Ukraine was "created artificially for purely geopolitical reasons".

He confirmed Russia had contacts with Ukraine's interim government but said Kiev was beholden to the radical right.

Russia, he said, was open to further dialogue with the West if it was "honest and partner-like".