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Russia Says Ties With EU and NATO Need 'Rethink'

Russia's ties with the European Union and NATO need a "rethink" in light of deep differences over Ukraine, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday, Russian news agencies reported.

"These relations require a substantial rethink, and together with our partners from the EU and NATO nations we are trying to conduct an analysis in order to better understand where we are, where our assessments coincide and where we disagree," Lavrov said at a meeting with Slovak Foreign Minister Miroslav Lajcak, RIA Novosti reported.

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