Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov listens to Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal during their meeting in Moscow, Russia, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)
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Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov accused the West Saturday of trying to use sanctions imposed on Moscow in the Ukraine crisis to seek "regime change" in Russia.Putin's popularity has soared in Russia since the annexation of Crimea from Ukraine in March.He says Western powers were behind the overthrow of a Moscow-backed president in Ukraine in February after months of street protests, but the West blames Moscow for the crisis. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden in Kiev on Friday termed Russia's behaviour in Ukraine as "unacceptable". He said Moscow must abide by a Sept. 5 ceasefire deal, which has failed to end a conflict that has killed more than 4,300 people since mid-April.
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