Sep 1, 2014 11:45 AM by Associated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's foreign minister is urging those holding a new round of talks Monday to push for a cease-fire between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian separatists.
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says, "We call for an exclusively peaceful settlement of this severe crisis, this tragedy."
Lavrov also claims that Russia will not intervene militarily in Ukraine.
Reports from the Ukrainian government, NATO and Western nations say Russia already has sent troops and pro-Russian separatists to Ukraine.