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Russia says US signals desire to ease tensions

Published: April 22, 2013 | 12:06 pm
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(CNA)-Russia’s foreign minister says that President Barack Obama’s administration has signaled its desire to overcome the current strain in ties and focus on cooperation, The Associated Press reports.

Russia-US relations took a nosedive recently with Washington announcing sanctions against Russian officials accused of rights violations and Russia retaliating by banning U.S. adoption of Russian children. On Friday, the U.S.

Sergey Lavrov said after his meeting with Tom Donilon, Obama’s national security adviser, that the U.S. administration had promised to work on solving these issues.

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