May 30, 2018 / 3:23 PM / a year ago

Russia's Lavrov discusses Syria, Ukraine with U.S. counterpart - foreign ministry

FILE PHOTO: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov attends a meeting with Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano in Moscow, Russia May 15, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his U.S. counterpart Mike Pompeo spoke by phone on Wednesday and discussed the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Lavrov and Pompeo agreed on the need to overcome differences in relations between Moscow and Washington, the ministry said.

Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Writing by Tom Balmforth; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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