WASHINGTON, 5 Apr – RIA Novosti. The US is ready for a dialogue with Russia on the situation around Ukraine , a State Department spokesman told RIA Novosti. “We are open to communication with Moscow,” a State Department spokesman said.
Earlier, the United States asked Russia for an explanation for reports of “provocations” near Ukraine's eastern border.
The agency's interlocutor added that Washington urges Moscow to “refrain from escalating actions.” In particular, the spokesman for the State Department explained, Washington is concerned about reports of the movement of Russian troops on the borders of the neighboring country and in Crimea.
Moscow has repeatedly stated that it is not a party to the internal Ukrainian conflict, but is interested in Kiev overcoming the political and economic crisis. The Kremlin also noted that Russia does not participate in the events in Ukraine and only uses its influence to implement agreements. In addition, Moscow emphasized that Russia moves troops within its territory and at its own discretion.