Polish, Russian foreign ministers hold talks



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WARSAW, Poland (AP) - The Polish and Russian foreign ministers have held a round of cooperation talks that also included discussion of Ukraine, which has intensified ties with Russia and shelved a key deal with the European Union.

Sergey Lavrov of Russia and Radek Sikorski of Poland on Thursday also discussed reports that Russia has deployed state-of-the art Iskander missiles in its western exclave of Kaliningrad, bordering EU and NATO members Poland and Lithuania.

Russian President Vladimir Putin dismissed the report, but added that he continues to consider such a move as a possible way of countering the U.S.-led missile defense system in Europe.

The ministers signed agreements on economic, scientific and cultural cooperation until the year 2020.

Sikorski will meet new German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier later Thursday.

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