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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko (C) speaks as Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk (R) and Parliament Speaker Alexander Turchynov (L) attend a National Security and Defense Council meeting in Kiev on August 28, 2014. (SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) meets his Zimbabwean counterpart Simbarashe Mumbengegwi in Moscow, April 7. (VASILY MAXIMOV/AFP/Getty Images)

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The wall of the Kremlin can be seen from Rosneft's headquarters in Moscow in July 2006. (DENIS SINYAKOV/AFP/Getty Images)

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