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  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks during his meeting with his Lebanese counterpart Gibran Bassil in Moscow, Russia, on Thursday, April 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)

    Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov: West wants 'to seize control of Ukraine'

    Sergey Lavrov, the foreign minister of Russia, accused the West on Friday of trying to seize control of Ukraine.

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    US, Russia trade warnings on Ukraine; Russia told it has 'days, not weeks' to abide by accord

  • U.S. Vice President Joe Biden , left, is greeted upon arrival at Borispol airport outside Kiev, Ukraine, Monday April 21, 2014. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will meet with Ukraine's acting president, Oleksander Turchinov, and Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk on Tuesday, during a visit to Kiev.  (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

    US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

    Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Russia in turn accused authorities in Kiev of flagrantly violating the pact and declared their actions would not stand.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left,  meets with  EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton in a bilateral meeting to discuss the ongoing situation in Ukraine in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, April 17, 2014.  Secretary of State Kerry arrived in Geneva on Wednesday for the high-stakes diplomatic meetings with Russia, Ukraine and the EU. (AP Photo/Jim Bourg, Pool)

    Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

    In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow's annexation of Crimea.

  • Obama Pawn Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

    DEAN: Team Obama: President Putin's pawns

    It is said that Russian President Vladimir Putin has been playing chess while President Obama has been playing checkers, or even marbles.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov before the start of their meeting at the Russian Ambassador's residence about the situation in Ukraine, in Paris Sunday March 30, 2014. Kerry traveled to Paris for a last minute meeting with Lavrov. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

    U.S., Russia offer differing solutions on Ukraine

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are advancing far different proposals on how to calm tensions and de-escalate the crisis in Ukraine as Russia continues to mass troops along its border with the former Soviet republic.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Paris, on Saturday March 29, 2014. After leaving Saudi Arabia the secretary canceled a return to Washington in order to travel to Paris for a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov about the situation in Ukraine. The meeting was arranged during a refueling stop in Ireland en route to Paris. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

    US, Russia talks fail to end Ukraine deadlock

    The United States and Russia agreed Sunday that the crisis in Ukraine requires a diplomatic resolution, but four hours of talks between U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov failed to break a tense East-West deadlock over how to proceed.

  • ** FILE ** Rep. Mike Rogers, Michigan Republican. (Associated Press)

    Lawmakers aim for diplomacy in Russian dealings

    Secretary of State John Kerry met with Russian officials Sunday to discuss a diplomatic solution to tensions along Ukraine's borders, as American lawmakers expressed concerns that Vladimir Putin has designs on more territory in the region.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry walks back to his plane through Shannon Airport in Ireland Saturday March 29, 2014, during a refueling stop. Halfway home from Saudi Arabia, Kerry has abruptly changed course and will stay in Europe for talks on the Ukraine crisis. Flying from Riyadh to Shannon for a refueling stop on Saturday, Kerry decided to turn his plane around and was traveling to Paris for a meeting with Lavrov scheduled for Sunday evening.. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, Pool)

    Kerry set to see Russian FM on Ukraine

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was in Paris Sunday preparing to meet with his Russian counterpart in another bid to calm tensions and resolve the crisis over Ukraine.

  • President Barack Obama, center rear, gathered with G7 world leaders clockwise from center left, European Council president Herman Van Rompuy, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, French President Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister David Cameron, US President Barack Obama, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso, in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday March 24, 2014, in the sidelines of the Nuclear security Summit.  (AP Photo/Jerry Lampen, POOL)

    Western nations, Japan move to isolate Russia as G-8 becomes G-7

    In a joint statement, the Group of Seven nations say they will meet without Russia. The move is aimed at isolating Moscow as punishment for its annexation of the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine.

  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov speaks at a press conference at the Russian Ambassador's residence in London, Friday, March 14, 2014. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke following a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Kerry: US won't recognize Crimea vote

    Despite six hours of talks, the U.S. and Russia found "no common vision" Friday over the crisis in Ukraine, where residents in the country's strategic Crimean region are holding a secession vote this weekend.

  • Secretary of State John Kerry testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 13, 2014, before the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on Foreign Operations and Related Programs hearing on the State Department's fiscal 2015 budget. In his opening remarks Kerry spoke about the Ukraine and other current foreign relation issues. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Kerry warns of 'very serious' response to Crimea-Russia alliance

    The U.S. and its European allies ratcheted up the threat of economic sanctions and visa restrictions on Russia on Thursday if Moscow continues to escalate the crisis in Ukraine — as thousands of Russian troops conducted military maneuvers near the Ukrainian border.

  • ** FILE ** President Barack participates in a bilateral meeting with President Vladimir Putin of Russia at the Esperanza Resort in San Jose Del Cabo, Mexico, June 18, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

    Reset? What reset? U.S.-Russia ties at worst since Cold War

    Five years ago, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton playfully presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov with a red "reset button," a symbol of the Obama administration's intention to improve ties that had hit a low point during the George W. Bush administration.

  • Russia warns heavier sanctions could backfire

    Underlying the talk about taking harsh punitive measures against Russia for its military incursion into Ukraine are economic complications and worries that sanctions levied against Moscow could, in the words of the Kremlin, "boomerang" back on the U.S. and Europe.

  • From left, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, French President Francois Hollande, Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, talk together during a break of a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Top diplomats from the West and Russia trying to find an end to the crisis in Ukraine are gathering in Paris on Wednesday as tensions simmered over the Russian military takeover of the strategic Crimean Peninsula. (AP Photo/Alain Jocard, Pool)

    Russia, West try to hammer out Ukraine diplomacy

    Facing off in Europe's capitals Wednesday, Russia and the West began building the elements of a diplomatic solution to Europe's gravest crisis since the Cold War - even as the West appeared increasingly resigned to an entrenched Russian presence in Crimea. NATO hit back by putting Russia on suspension, and the European Union extended $15 billion in aid to Ukraine, matching the amount the country's fugitive president accepted from Moscow to turn his back on an EU trade accord.

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