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Kerry: Russia needs to talk directly to Ukraine government

Kerry: Russia needs to talk directly to Ukraine government

PARIS, March 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Russia to talk directly to the new Ukraine government Thursday, an aide said.
Kerry: Ukraine's territorial integrity 'must be restored, respected'

Kerry: Ukraine's territorial integrity 'must be restored, respected'

PARIS, March 5 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry Wednesday urged de-escalation of the crisis in Ukraine as diplomatic talks in Paris failed to resolve the situation.
Crimean prime minister says most Ukrainian troops surrendering

Crimean prime minister says most Ukrainian troops surrendering

KIEV, Ukraine, March 4 (UPI) -- Ukrainian troops in the autonomous Crimea region have surrendered to Russian troops, the region's prime minister said, a statement denied by officials in Kiev.

Obama warns Moscow of 'costs' if Russia intervenes in Ukraine

ROSTOV-ON-DON, Russia, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Friday cautioned Russia "there will be costs for any military intervention in Ukraine."
Viktor Yanukovych stakes claim as Ukraine's legitimate leader

Viktor Yanukovych stakes claim as Ukraine's legitimate leader

MOSCOW, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Ousted President Viktor Yanukovych staked his claim as Ukraine's legitimate leader while gunmen seized the pro-Russia Crimea regional Parliament Thursday.

Ukraine protesters give Cabinet candidates mixed reaction

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Nominees for Ukraine's nascent interim Cabinet were presented to tens of thousands of protesters at their main camp in Kiev Wednesday.
'Fence-sitting' best option for Ukraine, Russian media says

'Fence-sitting' best option for Ukraine, Russian media says

MOSCOW, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Russia's state-backed news agency RIA Novosti said Wednesday the best option for Kremlin policymakers would be to sit on the sidelines of the Ukrainian fray.

Russia says it won't interfere in Ukraine's affairs

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Russia won't interfere with events in Ukraine and expects other countries to follow its lead, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday.

Ashton in Kiev to push political momentum forward

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- European foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton says Ukraine's next government needs to be inclusive and free from outside interference.
Russia's Medvedev calls Ukraine's overthrow an armed mutiny

Russia's Medvedev calls Ukraine's overthrow an armed mutiny

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said Monday Moscow would not deal with what he termed armed mutineers in Kiev, Ukraine.
Russia: Ukrainian opposition flouted peace deal

Russia: Ukrainian opposition flouted peace deal

MOSCOW, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that the Ukrainian opposition has flouted the peace deal and had seized power.
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Ukraine interim President Turchynov calls for closer ties with EU

KIEV, Ukraine, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Interim President Oleksandr Turchynov said Sunday Ukraine must "return to the family of European countries" and will work more closely with the European Union.

Kerry blames Syria regime for deadlocked peace talks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Secretary of State John Kerry blamed the Syrian regime for the peace-talks impasse while Syria's foreign minister said Washington created a negative atmosphere.

Syria negotiations focus on regime change with no compromise

GENEVA, Switzerland, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Russian officials in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday accused backers of the Syrian government's opposition of focusing solely on regime change in negotiations.

Russia, Egypt meet to discuss $4B arms deal

MOSCOW, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- Egyptian Defense Minister Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met with Russian President Vladimir Putin, signaling strengthening ties, officials said.
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov looks on as he attends in a meeting with Foreign ministers of four littoral states of the Caspian Sea -- Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan -- with Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Tehran, Iran on June 20, 2007. (UPI Photo/Mohammad Kheirkhah)
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Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov (Russian: Серге́й Ви́кторович Лавро́в, born 21 March 1950) is the Foreign Minister of Russia. Prior to that, Lavrov was a Soviet diplomat and Russia's ambassador to the United Nations from 1994 to 2004. Lavrov speaks Russian, English, French and Sinhala.

Lavrov was born in Moscow to an Armenian father and Russian mother from Georgia. He graduated from the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) in 1972. He was sent as a Soviet diplomat to Sri Lanka, where he worked until 1976. He then returned to Moscow and worked in the Department of International Organizations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

In 1981, he was sent as a senior adviser to the Soviet mission at the United Nations in New York City, and worked there until 1988. He worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs until 1994, when he returned to work in the United Nations, this time as the Permanent Representative of Russia. While in the latter position, he was President of the United Nations Security Council in December 1995, June 1997, July 1998, October 1999, December 2000, April 2002, and June 2003.

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