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Negotiating an End to Russia's Sanctions, Eventually

May 27, 2016 | 02:39 GMT
Negotiating an End to Russia's Sanctions, Eventually
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov visited Budapest on May 25 as part of Russia's campaign to influence EU member states ahead of their vote on the future of sanctions against Russia.
(ATTILA KISBENEDEK/AFP/Getty Images)

As the July 31 deadline approaches for the European Union to decide whether to renew sanctions on Russia, Moscow is working to curry favor with its allies in the bloc. Russian President Vladimir Putin will be in Athens on Friday, but on Thursday he was touting Greece's importance to Russia...

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