Contents tagged with Lavrov

  • Lavrov confirms call from Tillerson about the possibility of a new chemical attack in Syria

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson informed him of US intelligence information that Syrian authorities are preparing a new chemical attack.

    “Rex Tillerson called me. The leaking of the fact that we spoke took place once again on the American side. I can… confirm that he called me and warned me that the US has information on a supposed new chemical attack being prepared against the opposition, as he put it,” Lavrov said at a press conference …

  • Lavrov promises a 'mirror response' if Ukraine introduces visa regime with Russia

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov promised a "mirror response" if Ukraine introduces a visa regime with Russia, Russia’s Interfax news agency reported.

    "When a torrent of mud pours on us; when our actors, and artists are declared persona non grata; when they take business away from Russian investors in the Ukrainian economy; when they start to talk seriously about the introduction of a visa regime; well, do you think we should just swallow all this and not respond? " Lavrov told …

  • Russian Foreign Minister: The US didn’t warn Russia about the airstrike on Assad’s forces

    The United States did not warn Russia about the attack on the Syrian government forces in the south of the country which took place on May 18. This was stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in his interview with the journalists following the session of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.

    "We are still confirming all the details of this strike, but according to some reports, several dozen civilians have died as a result of it", said Lavrov.

    The Minister said that …

  • Lavrov: Trump stands for good relations with Moscow

    Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, said in an interview on Channel One that U.S. President Donald Trump is consistent in his statements that relations with Russia will be based on mutual interests, Interfax reports.

    "Trump never said he wanted to have bad relations with Russia – neither during the election campaign nor after becoming the incumbent president. On the contrary, he stated he intended to have normal, mutually respectful relations that would be based on properly understood …

  • Lavrov and Tillerson to meet in U.S. to discuss Ukraine and Syria

    During his visit to the United States, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

    This was reported in a press release by the U.S. State Department.

    According to the State Department, the meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 10th. The two will talk about Ukraine, Syria, and bilateral relations.

    The main topic on the agenda will be the war in Syria, said the U.S. State Department on Monday, May 8th.

    Tillerson intends to discuss with his …

  • Lavrov: Russia is preparing for a meeting between Putin and Trump

    Moscow is preparing a meeting between President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump. The head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Sergey Lavrov, stated this in an interview with TV channel “Mir”.

    "You see, both we and the Americans need the meeting, as I understand it, not in order to manufacture an external effect on somebody and say: "Well, what a sensation, they talked for so long, and finally it was held," explained the foreign minister.

    He noted that due to the influence …

  • Russian government's aircraft violated Estonian airspace

    A Russian government aircraft, allegedly with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on board, violated Estonia's airspace, as reported by Postimees, citing the Estonian Defense Forces.

    The IL-96 aircraft is owned by the state-run aviation enterprise, Rossiya, which is subordinate to the Office of the President of the Russian Federation. The plane violated Estonian airspace on the evening of May 3rd near the island of Vaindloo.

    According to Estonian Defense Forces, the aircraft flew with the …

  • Lavrov and Tillerson discussed future talks on Syria in Astana

    On May 1st, TASS reported that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The diplomats discussed, among other things, a meeting in Astana dedicated to the Syrian settlement, the press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry reported.

    "The foreign ministers briefly exchanged views on the international meeting on Syria held in Astana on May 3rd and 4th," the Ministry's statement says.

    Other aspects of bilateral relations were …

  • Lavrov: Russia is ready to cooperate with U.S. on Syria

    Russia is ready to cooperate with the United States on the issue of the Syrian settlement, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said during a meeting with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman al-Safadi on Saturday.

    The head of Russian diplomacy recalled that the King of Jordan, Abdullah II, repeatedly stressed the fundamental importance of cooperation between Russia and the United States for enhancing the effectiveness of the actions of the world community in the settlement of the crisis in Syria. …

  • Russia announces possible meeting between Tillerson and Lavrov in Alaska

    A meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of General Rex Tillerson may be held during a conference of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Arctic Council, Russia’s TASS news agency reports citing Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergei Ryabkov.

    In particular, according to Ryabkov, Lavrov and Tillerson need to continue their conversation on the topic of Syria and other facets where there are differences between the U.S. and Russia. "This is the …