12:13 GMT17 April 2021
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    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has injured his hand while playing football, the ministry said Monday.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — In 2012, Lavrov suffered a minor sports injury during a visit to Istanbul. However, it did not affect the minister's work schedule.

    "This is not simply professional injury from being on the phone with our partners so often. Football is to blame for this minor injury," the ministry wrote in its Instagram account under photo of Lavrov wearing a shoulder sling.

    In late May, Lavrov participated in a friendly game of the country's Popular Football League — an amateur tournament for people over 45.

    In March, Sergei Lavrov played during a match devoted to the establishment of the competition.


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