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Russia Sees More Pragmatic U.S. Ties After Ukraine Crisis

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said a “realistic approach is getting the upper hand” in relations with the U.S., amid the worst tensions since the Cold War.

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama have pragmatic phone discussions “about specific areas of cooperation where both countries could benefit,” Lavrov said in a Bloomberg Television interview in Moscow on Tuesday. Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry “do the same on a much more detailed level,” he said.