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Lavrov: Moscow hopes Poroshenko will live up to Russia's trust

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Aug. 25, 2014, 1:49 p.m. | Ukraine — by Interfax-Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks with the Palestinian negotiator during their meeting in Moscow on August 19, 2014.
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Russia has recognized Petro Poroshenko as Ukraine's president in the hope that he will stop the war, not drive the domestic conflict into deadlock, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. 

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