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Russia’s Lavrov holds first meeting with Pompeo in Helsinki

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has met US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Helsinki, according to the ministry’s official twitter account. Earlier Pompeo stressed that a better relationship with the Russian government “would benefit all, but the ball is in Russia’s court.” The meeting comes on the sidelines of the much-anticipated summit between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump in the Finnish capital aimed at improving a sour relationship between the two nations.