Russian FM pledges cooperation with West to combat terror despite rising tensions over Ukraine

January 21, 2015 9:15 AM

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MOSCOW – Russia's foreign minister says Moscow is continuing to cooperate with the West on fighting terrorism despite tensions over Ukraine.

Sergey Lavrov said in a press conference Wednesday that Russian security agencies have maintained contacts with counterparts in France, where five Russian citizens from the predominantly Muslim region of Chechnya were arrested in raids Tuesday.

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