Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov answers questions following a meeting at the Terra Scientia on Klyazma Russian educational youth forum Dvoriki village, August 24, 2015

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Question: Ukrainian President Petr Poroshenko has called Russia an aggressor and has said 40,000 Russian troops are still deployed in the country. Can you comment on this?

Sergey Lavrov: These absolutely groundless and unscrupulous statements by Ukrainian President Petr Poroshenko have become routine. One cannot help but think that the purpose is to break the “genetic code” that ensures the unity of our peoples. I believe he will fail.