First step to solve the crisis in Ukraine

Russia, USA, Ukraine and the EU will have discussions in Geneva next week

Russia, USA, Ukraine and the European Union (EU) will meet in Geneva to try to negotiate an end to the crisis by the annexation of Crimea.

Moscow also has said it wants to know more about the meeting agenda to advance confirmation of the meeting.

The head of EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton will meet before, possibly on Monday, with most of the foreign ministers of the box.

"We need to keep the channel open, even as we evaluate more sanctions," said one of the diplomats. "The solution to the crisis is through negotiations," he added.

Russia, angering the West and Ukraine to annex the Crimea last month to its territory, not to be compelled to participate in talks with the interim government of Kiev, because of the role of the administration in the ousting of President ally Moscow Viktor Yanukovich , the Russians called it a coup encouraged by the West.

The Russian Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, said by telephone this week to the U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, that talks between Moscow, Washington, Brussels and Kiev should focus on strengthening the dialogue between the Ukrainian and not in bilateral relations participants of the negotiation.

source: reuters agency

traslation : Belén Zapata