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Lavrov Says U.S. Signals It Wants To Mend Ties With Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the United States has been sending "signals" that it wants to start repairing ties with Moscow.

Relations between Russia and the West are at a post-Cold War low because of Moscow's annexation of Crimea and its involvement in the fighting in eastern Ukraine.

Speaking at a youth meeting near Moscow on August 24, Lavrov said Russia was open to dialogue, though it would also not "beg" for better relations.

"If we receive a proposal to start, even gradually, restoring these channels, mechanisms for dialogue and cooperation that have been frozen by our American partners, I am sure...we will agree to restore these channels," Lavrov said.

"We are already getting such signals from the Americans, though for now not very clear," he added.

Based on reporting by Reuters and Interfax

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