Russia's Lavrov says West wrong to blame Moscow over Ukraine

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Posted: Dec 05, 2014 5:49 AM

BASEL, Switzerland (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov criticized the West on Friday for what he said were constant attempts to blame Russia for the crisis in east Ukraine.

Speaking after a meeting of foreign ministers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation (OSCE), Lavrov said: "Our Western colleagues, some European countries but Americans first and foremost ... if they want to try to present us as the main culprits, which is what they are constantly doing ... this is not right, this won't work."

(Reporting by Joshua Franklin, Writing by Gabriela Baczynska, editing by Timothy Heritage)