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"The only viable way to negotiate with Russia is from a position of strength and international solidarity," Pavlo Klimkin said at a hearing "On Russian Policies and Intentions Toward Specific European Countries" at the Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations.

Read alsoTillerson assures Klimkin U.S. not to fall for bargains over Ukraine"And no new agreements should be made with Russia until such time as they have delivered on their provisions and commitments [under Minsk Agreements]," said Klimkin.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Klimkin told U.S. senators about the weaponry Russia had deployed in the occupied Donbas, and about the way Russia's agents at the ICJ were attempting to cover up the fact.