Lavrov, who earlier discussed the Ukraine crisis and other hot international issues with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, did not say when Volker, a former U.S. envoy to NATO, would meet the Russian aide, Vladislav Surkov.

Lavrov said Tillerson had asked him during their discussions on the sidelines of a conference in Manila about Russia’s measures taken in retaliation for a new round of U.S. economic sanctions imposed on Moscow over its role in the U.S. presidential election.

“He was primarily interested … in details of those decisions that we grudgingly made in response to the law on anti-Russian sanctions,” Lavrov said.

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