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Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov announces agreement reached to de-escalate Ukrainian crisis

Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov announces agreement reached to de-escalate Ukrainian crisis

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 17 (UPI) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Thursday from Geneva that an agreement had been reached with Ukraine, the U.S., and EU to "de-escalate" the crisis.
JC Finley
EU, Ukraine, U.S. and Russia come together for de-escalation talks

EU, Ukraine, U.S. and Russia come together for de-escalation talks

GENEVA, Switzerland, April 17 (UPI) -- Four-party talks focused on de-escalating the crisis in Ukraine are underway in Geneva.
JC Finley
Russia prepared to engage in 4-party talks on Ukraine crisis

Russia prepared to engage in 4-party talks on Ukraine crisis

MOSCOW, April 11 (UPI) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke Friday about the possibility of deescalating the crisis in Ukraine.
JC Finley
Kerry warns Russian foreign minister not to interfere in Ukraine

Kerry warns Russian foreign minister not to interfere in Ukraine

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- Secretary of State John Kerry telephoned Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday morning concerning the growing instability in eastern Ukraine.
JC Finley
Lavrov seeks NATO explanation for enhanced defense in East Europe

Lavrov seeks NATO explanation for enhanced defense in East Europe

April 3 (UPI) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is seeking an explanation from NATO for its decision earlier this week to enhance security in eastern Europe.
JC Finley
NATO to reconsider relations with Russia

NATO to reconsider relations with Russia

March 31 (UPI) -- The NATO foreign ministers will meet Tuesday and Wednesday in Brussels, in part to review relations with Russia.
JC Finley
Ukrainian President Turchynov to Russia: stay out of Ukraine's business

Ukrainian President Turchynov to Russia: stay out of Ukraine's business

March 31 (UPI) -- Ukrainian President Oleksandr Turchynov shot down Russian recommendations that Ukraine federalize and asserted that "Ukraine is a unitary state."
JC Finley
Lavrov: Russia has 'absolutely no intention' of crossing Ukrainian border

Lavrov: Russia has 'absolutely no intention' of crossing Ukrainian border

March 31 (UPI) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview that Russia has "absolutely no intention or interest in crossing the Ukrainian border."
Aileen Graef
Kerry meets Russian counterpart for Ukraine talks

Kerry meets Russian counterpart for Ukraine talks

March 30 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Sunday in Paris, where both men agreed that the crisis in Ukraine needed a diplomatic solution.
Kate Stanton
Putin calls Obama to discuss diplomatic resolution to Ukraine crisis

Putin calls Obama to discuss diplomatic resolution to Ukraine crisis

March 28 (UPI) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin called U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday to discuss the crisis in Ukraine.
JC Finley
BRICS countries extend statement of support for Russian participation in G20

BRICS countries extend statement of support for Russian participation in G20

March 25 (UPI) -- Representatives from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa issued a joint statement Monday asserting Russia's right to participate in the G20 summit.
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White House: Russia no longer a G8 member

White House: Russia no longer a G8 member

March 24 (UPI) -- Members of the G7 announced Monday via The Hague Declaration that Russia is no longer a G8 member, citing its illegal and illegitimate actions in Ukraine.
JC Finley
Russia moves closer to Crimea annexation with Lower House approval

Russia moves closer to Crimea annexation with Lower House approval

March 20 (UPI) -- Russia moved closer to officially annexing Crimea from Ukraine with Russia's Lower House of Parliament voting in favor of the annexation treaty on Thursday.
JC Finley

U.S., Russia reach preliminary agreement on Ukraine crisis

KIEV, Ukraine, March 16 (UPI) -- The Russian Foreign Ministry said Sunday Russia and the United States had reached a preliminary agreement on the crisis in Ukraine.
Tension high in Crimea ahead of referendum vote

Tension high in Crimea ahead of referendum vote

March 14 (UPI) -- Tensions are high among people in Crimea as they prepare to vote on the referendum that would result in secession from Ukraine if passed.
Aileen Graef
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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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