Sergei Lavrov

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    July 29, 2014  

    After the European Union announced broader sanctions against Russia’s banking, defense and energy sectors, President Obama also deepened American penalties in a bid to force Moscow to pull back its support of Ukrainian separatists. Meanwhile, dozens of civilians, pro-Russian rebels and Ukrainian troops were killed in fighting of the past day. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

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    April 23, 2014  

    In our news wrap Wednesday, rival Palestinian groups Hamas and Fatah have reached a deal to form an interim unity government in five weeks, and hold national elections six months later. The American and Israeli governments criticized the move. Also, Russia’s foreign minister accused Washington of engineering the political upheaval that began last fall in Ukraine. Continue reading

  • Meeting about Ukraine crisis
    April 17, 2014  

    After several hours of negotiation, diplomats including Secretary of State John Kerry and Russia’s Sergei Lavrov announced a tentative agreement to ease conflict in Eastern Ukraine. But can Russia and Ukraine actually agree on the real terms of the deal? Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner joins Gwen Ifill to discuss the politics and prospects. Continue reading

  • Ukraine violence
    April 17, 2014  

    Three pro-Russian protesters were killed in a clash overnight with Ukrainian troops in the east. Lindsey Hilsum from Independent Television News reports from Donetsk. After negotiations in Geneva, Secretary of State John Kerry and his counterparts from Ukraine, Russia and the E.U. announced a plan to diffuse the standoff in Ukraine. Chief foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Warner has details. Continue reading

  • Pro-Russian volunteers stand guard in front of Crimea's parliament building during a rally in Simferopol Thursday. Photo by ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images
    March 6, 2014  

    The Crimean Parliament announced a referendum on whether the region should join Russia or remain part of Ukraine, but the newly formed government in Kiev pushed back, calling it illegal. President Obama criticized the upcoming vote and took action to restrict visas and place financial sanctions on Russians behind the Ukraine invasion. Hari Sreenivasan reports. Continue reading

  • Secretary of State John Kerry hands out potatos
    January 13, 2014   BY Colleen Shalby 

    Secretary of State John Kerry gave Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov two Idaho potatoes at a meeting in Paris on Monday. Kerry and Lavrov are meeting in preparation for Geneva II peace talks over Syria next week. Continue reading

  • February 11, 2009   BY Admin 

    Taliban insurgents with assault rifles and suicide vests stormed two government buildings and killed at least 19 people Wednesday, Afghan officials said, in one of the most audacious attacks on the capital by the Islamist group since its 2001 ouster. Continue reading