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Russia accuses Ukraine of ignoring peace deal

Residents carry humanitarian aid distribution by EU humanitarian program as Ukrainian soldier guard the area in Semonovka, Eastern Ukraine on Thursday, March 17, 2016.

MOSCOW — Opening a day of intense international diplomacy Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday accused Ukrainian’s government of dragging its feet on implementing last year’s ceasefire agreement. Although last year’s ceasefire between Russian-backed separatists and Ukrainian government forces has largely held, none of the political elements, including calling …

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reaches out to Trudeau government

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a wide-ranging news conference in Moscow on Tuesday.

Russia against talk on returning Crimea to Ukraine Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reached out Tuesday to the new government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau while decrying the government of Trudeau’s predecessor Stephen Harper as “Russia-phobic.” Speaking during a wide-ranging annual foreign affairs news conference in Moscow, Lavrov said Russian President Vladimir Putin and …

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