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US doesn't see Ukraine as area of conflict with Russia

MOSCOW. Dec 1 (Interfax) - U.S. ambassador to Russia Alexander Vershbow believes that a political settlement in Ukraine meets the interests of both Washington and Moscow.

The United States does not regard Ukraine as an arena of confrontation with Russia, he told Interfax on Wednesday. It is in the interests of all friends of Ukraine to settle the situation there by political and lawful means excluding any use of force, he said.

Any political solution that takes the opinion of the Ukrainian people into account would suit the U.S., Vershbow said.

He would not say what the ideal solution would be, given that the interested parties in Ukraine should find this themselves, but the U.S. believes a second runoff could be a possible solution.