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Despite truce, shelling continues in eastern Ukraine

Despite truce, shelling continues in eastern Ukraine

KIEV, Ukraine, Sept. 15 (UPI) --Despite a cease-fire signed in Minsk on September 5, eastern Ukraine continues to be racked by violence.
JC Finley
Iraq conference under way in France as leaders confront Islamic State threat

Iraq conference under way in France as leaders confront Islamic State threat

PARIS, Sept. 15 (UPI) --The International Conference on Peace and Security in Iraq convened in Paris on Monday, bringing together leaders from more than 30 countries.
JC Finley
Russia calls EU sanctions 'devoid of elementary logic'

Russia calls EU sanctions 'devoid of elementary logic'

MOSCOW, Sept. 11 (UPI) --Russian officials criticized the European Union's decision to impose new sanctions against Russia on Thursday.
JC Finley
Russia voices opposition to Ukraine's NATO membership

Russia voices opposition to Ukraine's NATO membership

MOSCOW, Sept. 4 (UPI) --Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke out Thursday against the possibility of Ukraine joining NATO.
JC Finley
Secretary Kerry meets with Ukrainian foreign minister

Secretary Kerry meets with Ukrainian foreign minister

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) --U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Tuesday with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin at the State Department in Washington, D.C.
JC Finley
Ukrainian separatists retreat to Donetsk, Luhansk

Ukrainian separatists retreat to Donetsk, Luhansk

KIEV , Ukraine, July 8 (UPI) --Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine retreated to the cities of Donetsk and Luhansk, apparently abandoning other positions as government troops advanced.
Ed Adamczyk
Russia embraces Ukrainian peace plan

Russia embraces Ukrainian peace plan

KIEV , Ukraine, June 23 (UPI) --As Russia prepares a military maneuver involving 65,000 troops, the Kremlin reversed course and signified its support of a Ukrainian peace plan.
Ed Adamczyk
Ukrainian foreign minister joins protesters in calling Putin names

Ukrainian foreign minister joins protesters in calling Putin names

KIEV, Ukraine, June 16 (UPI) --Ukrainian acting Foreign Minister Andrii Deshchytsia angered Moscow when he told protesters outside the Russian embassy that "Yes, Putin is a khuilo, yes."
JC Finley
Mitt Romney: Obama, Clinton foreign policy 'monumental bust'

Mitt Romney: Obama, Clinton foreign policy 'monumental bust'

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) --Romney took shots at the Obama administration's foreign policy as the White House defended the Bergdahl swap and considered new action Iraq.
Gabrielle Levy
Obama meets with Ukraine's Poroshenko

Obama meets with Ukraine's Poroshenko

WARSAW, Poland, June 4 (UPI) --President Barack Obama met with Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko in Warsaw, Poland, on Wednesday.
Ed Adamczyk
Syria, Ukraine top agenda items in Kerry-Lavrov phone call

Syria, Ukraine top agenda items in Kerry-Lavrov phone call

WASHINGTON, May 30 (UPI) --U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke with his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, on Wednesday regarding Syria and Ukraine.
JC Finley
Dozens of pro-Russian separatists killed in Donetsk

Dozens of pro-Russian separatists killed in Donetsk

DONETSK, Ukraine, May 27 (UPI) --Thirty pro-Russian separatists are reported dead and the Ukrainian military has full control of the Sergey Prokofiev Donetsk airport after a firefight Tuesday.
Aileen Graef
Russia claims it's pulling troops from Ukraine border

Russia claims it's pulling troops from Ukraine border

ROSTOV, Russia, May 19 (UPI) --The Kremlin announced Monday that Russian President Vladimir Putin orderedit 40,000 troops stationed at the Ukrainian border to withdraw.
Aileen Graef
Russian FM Lavrov warns further sanctions will force Russia 'to think what we can do in return'

Russian FM Lavrov warns further sanctions will force Russia 'to think what we can do in return'

MOSCOW, May 15 (UPI) --Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov cautioned further sanctions against Russia over the crisis in Ukraine could prompt Russia to pursue retaliatory measures.
JC Finley
Council of Europe meets to discuss Ukraine situation

Council of Europe meets to discuss Ukraine situation

VIENNA , May 6 (UPI) -- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, urged national dialogue in Ukraine as the 47-member Council of Europe met in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday.
Ed Adamczyk
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TEL AVIV, ISRAEL - SEPTEMBER 7: Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert passes through his bodyguards as he arrives for his meeting with visiting Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, unseen, September 7, 2006 at Olmert's office in Tel Aviv. (Photo by David Silverman/Getty Images - POOL) *** Local Caption *** Ehud Olmert; Sergey Lavrov
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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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