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Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov attends a press conference at the 2014 Nuclear Security Summit on March 24, 2014 in The Hague, Netherlands. (credit: Evert-Jan Daniels - Pool/Getty Images)

Russian Foreign Minister: The West Is ‘Blowing This Out Of Proportion’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday offered further assurances that his country was not on the verge of invading eastern Ukraine, telling reporters that Russian troops “will be returning to the place of their permanent quarters as soon as” military exercises close to the two nations’ shared border wrapped up.

04/03/2014

Russian-led troops load into a military vehicle in Crimea. (Getty Images)

Ukraine: 11,000 Pro-Russian Troops Control Crimea

SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Pro-Russian forces numbering more than 11,000 controlled all access to Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula and have blockaded all military bases that have not yet surrendered, Crimea’s new leader said. The West has […]

03/06/2014

The United Nations chemical weapons report on the details of the deadly Aug. 21 attack in Syria “make clear” that the Assad regime carried out the attack – but Russia is unconvinced.  (LARRY DOWNING/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia: Don’t ‘Jump To Any Conclusions’ About UN Chemical Weapons Report

The United Nations chemical weapons report on the details of the deadly Aug. 21 attack in Syria “make clear” that the Assad regime carried out the attack – but Russia is unconvinced.

09/17/2013

The U.S. and Russia are set to hold their first high-level talks since sealing a deal to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons and the onset of an apparent warming between Iran and the West. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

US, Russia Reach Agreement On Syria Chemical Weapons

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov say they have reached an agreement on a framework for securing Syria’s chemical weapons after the third day of intense negotiations in Geneva.

09/14/2013

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Secretary of State John Kerry smile on Sept.13, 2013 as they arrive at the U.N. headquarters in Geneva for high-stakes talks on Syria's chemical weapons. (credit: PHILIPPE DESMAZES/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry To Lavrov: ‘You Want Me To Take Your Word For It?’

The level of distrust between Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was on full display in Geneva Friday.

09/13/2013

The U.S. and Russia are set to hold their first high-level talks since sealing a deal to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons and the onset of an apparent warming between Iran and the West. Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Russia Urges Syria to Put Chemical Weapons Under International Control

Russia’s foreign minister is urging Syria to place its chemical weapons under international control as pressure mounts in the West for military intervention.

09/09/2013

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Syrian opposition leaders and Russia's top diplomat a day after saying the U.S. could soon step up aid to rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime. (Photo credit should read LOUAI BESHARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Kerry Meeting With Syrian Rebel Leaders

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with Syrian opposition leaders and Russia’s top diplomat a day after saying the U.S. could soon step up aid to rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime.

04/10/2013