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Lavrov Plays Down Impact of Western Sanctions on Russia

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Sunday that Western sanctions on his country have led to some disruption but have not been too painful. Lavrov's remarks to Russia's Channel One television came a few hours ahead of talks in Paris with his U.S. counterpart John Kerry. "I don't want to say that sanctions are ridiculous and that we couldn't care less, these are not pleasant things,'' Lavrov tsaid. The United States and its European allies have...

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