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Stories with person: Sergey Lavrov
  • Ukraine vows to increase troops to fend off rebel attacks story has photos
    Updated: Aug-24-15 2:02 pm

    KIEV, Ukraine - Ukraine's president vowed to increase troop numbers to fend off attacks by Russia-backed separatist rebels and warned his countrymen that there is still the threat of a "large-scale invasion," in an impassioned speech to mark Independence Day on Monday.

  • Moscow urges Europe to get Ukraine to comply with truce 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 1:43 pm

    MOSCOW - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov pushed Wednesday for European powers to get Ukraine to comply with a truce in eastern Ukraine.

  • Iranian, Russian ministers present united front on Syria story has photos
    Updated: Aug-17-15 6:22 am

    MOSCOW - The foreign ministers of Russia and Iran said after talks in Moscow that their two countries have a united position on Syria, with both diplomats warning against any outside attempt to dictate a resolution to the Syrian civil war.

  • Syrian opposition leader: 'Russia isn't clinging to Assad' story has photos
    Updated: Aug-14-15 8:52 am

    MOSCOW - Russia isn't committed to keeping Syrian President Bashar Assad in power, the leader of the main Syrian opposition group said Friday after talks in Moscow.

  • Saudi FM in Moscow for Syria-focused talks story has photos
    Updated: Aug-11-15 9:34 am

    MOSCOW - Pressing to mediate the Syrian conflict, Russia on Tuesday hosted the Saudi foreign minister for talks that revealed sharp differences about the fate of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

  • Iran nuclear deal opens diplomatic channels for Syria story has photos
    Updated: Aug-07-15 4:58 pm

    BEIRUT - The nuclear deal with Iran was widely expected to affect other Middle East issues, and that may already be happening with Syria: A series of recent diplomatic maneuvers suggest a growing willingness to at least engage with the Iranian-backed government of Bashar Assad on ways to end the country's civil war.

  • Kerry: Deal to bring justice for Syria chemical arms attacks story has photos
    Updated: Aug-06-15 7:20 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he hopes an agreement reached with Russia to investigate chemical weapons attacks in Syria will hold the perpetrators accountable.