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Ukraine warns of "full-scale war"

Ukraine warns of "full-scale war"

LUHANSK, Ukraine, Sept. 1 (UPI) --Ukrainian troops retreated from the airport of the contested city of Luhansk, as rebel forces gained ground in eastern and southern Ukraine.
Ed Adamczyk
Ukraine claims troops crossed border from Russia

Ukraine claims troops crossed border from Russia

MARIUPOL, Ukraine, Aug. 25 (UPI) --The Ukrainian military said Monday it was fighting a column of armored vehicles that recently crossed the Russian border into southeast Ukraine.
Ed Adamczyk
Yukos process isn't over, Lavrov says

Yukos process isn't over, Lavrov says

MOSCOW, July 28 (UPI) --A ruling in favor of former shareholders in defunct Russian oil company Yukos will be appealed, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.
Daniel J. Graeber
Russia to submit Ukraine ceasefire resolution to U.N.

Russia to submit Ukraine ceasefire resolution to U.N.

MOSCOW, June 2 (UPI) --Russia announced Monday a draft resolution, calling for a Ukraine ceasefire, would be submitted to the United Nations Security Council.
Ed Adamczyk
Russia eyes investments in Argentina's energy sector

Russia eyes investments in Argentina's energy sector

MOSCOW, May 28 (UPI) --Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday he was interested in encouraging more investments in the Argentine energy sector.
Daniel J. Graeber
Putin signs decree on Crimea joining Russian Federation

Putin signs decree on Crimea joining Russian Federation

MOSCOW, March 21 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Friday that ratifies the treaty to reunify Ukraine's breakaway Crimea with Russia.
Crimea officials release Ukraine naval officer, EU considers sanctions

Crimea officials release Ukraine naval officer, EU considers sanctions

BRUSSELS, March 20 (UPI) -- The Ukrainian naval commander detained for a day in Sevastopol was among the seven people released by Crimean authorities Thursday, officials said.
Russia recognizes Crimea after it secedes from Ukraine

Russia recognizes Crimea after it secedes from Ukraine

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine, March 17 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree recognizing Crimea's independence from Ukraine as the EU and United States imposed sanctions against Moscow.

Sanctions and Putin

WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- We are about to see whether the successful use of sanctions against Iran can be repeated, and whether they will have sufficient impact to make the Russia of Vladimir Putin draw back from the Ukraine crisis.
MARTIN WALKER, UPI Editor Emeritus
Kerry: Putin won't decide anything on Ukraine until secession vote

Kerry: Putin won't decide anything on Ukraine until secession vote

LONDON, March 14 (UPI) -- The U.S. top diplomat ended talks with his Russian counterpart Friday saying Moscow isn't ready to decide anything on Ukraine until Crimea's secession vote.
Russian troops mass near Ukraine border for military drills

Russian troops mass near Ukraine border for military drills

KIEV, Ukraine, March 13 (UPI) -- Russia's military began new drills near Ukraine Thursday despite a warning from German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Russia would suffer if it didn't back off.

Kerry: 'Serious' consequences if Crimea votes to secede

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told a Senate panel Thursday Russia faces "serious" consequences" if the Crimean referendum is held.
Fabius: Sanctions against Russia could take effect within days

Fabius: Sanctions against Russia could take effect within days

LONDON, March 11 (UPI) -- Western countries Tuesday pressed plans to impose sanctions on Russia for its role in the unrest in neighboring Ukraine, particularly in Crimea.
West to impose sanctions on Russia unless they agree to U.S. proposal

West to impose sanctions on Russia unless they agree to U.S. proposal

LONDON, March 11 (UPI) -- Western nations called on Russia to accept the U.S. proposal for discussions on Ukraine or else risk facing sanctions, which could be imposed in a few days.
Ananth Baliga
President Obama confers with world leaders on crisis in Ukraine

President Obama confers with world leaders on crisis in Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine, March 8 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama Saturday called the leaders of Britain, France, Italy, Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania to confer on the crisis in the Ukraine.
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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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