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Lavrov calls for 'de-escalation of rhetoric' over Ukraine

Russian troops near the Ukrainian border will return to its permanent bases after completing its military exercises, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said, calling for a "de-escalation" of rhetoric.

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Visa and MasterCard 'stop payments at Russian bank'

Visa and Mastercard have stopped providing services for payment transactions for clients at Russia's Bank Rossiya without notification, the sanctions-hit bank said.

The management of Rossiya understands the difficulties of clients in the current situation and will do all it can to solve them.

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