Contents tagged with Lavrov

  • Lavrov and Pompeo discuss situations in Syria and Ukraine

    Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed by telephone the settlement of the Syrian crisis and the conflict in Ukraine. This was reported on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website. Pompeo is the one that placed the call.

    The Foreign Ministry noted that Lavrov and Pompeo discussed “a number of aspects of the joint agenda,” including bilateral relations between Moscow and Washington. The two men also touched on the issue of resolving the conflict in Ukraine …

  • Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov to visit North Korea

    Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov will visit North Korea on May 31, the Press Department of the Foreign Ministry stated, RBC news agency reports.

    Earlier, the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Maria Zakharova told TASS that “the visit of the Russian Foreign Minister to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is being worked out.” She added that specific dates would be announced through official channels.

    Lavrov was reappointed as …

  • Lavrov: Russian military will remain in Syria as long as Assad regime needs them

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told the Argentine newspaper Clarin in a recent interview that Russia will maintain its military contingent in Syria as long as the local government continues to need it.

    The Russian military personnel, as the Minister recalled, have been there since fall 2015 "at the invitation of the legitimate government of the Arab Republic." It then asked Moscow to help "in stabilizing the situation in the country, creating conditions for a political settlement of …

  • Putin approves new Russian government

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has named the members of Russia’s new government. Medvedev presented the new Cabinet of Ministers at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Putin accepted all proposals made by Medvedev, the website of the Russian president reports.

    Medvedev proposed appointing Anton Siluanov as First Deputy Prime Minister, who, in his opinion, should also take on the role of the Minister of Finance.

    Among other candidates for the posts of  vice premiers are …

  • Lavrov: US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal threatens to destabilize Middle East

    TASS news agency reports that Russia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov, said the US withdrawal from the Tehran nuclear deal threatens to destabilize the Middle East.

    "As for unilateral US sanctions, there's nothing we can do about that. But this is another thing; it cannot concern lifting sanctions introduced by the UN Security Council. This [decision] is not subject to revision," said Lavrov.

    According to the Minister, the decision by US President Donald Trump to withdraw from the …

  • Lavrov: Russia outlined 'the red lines' in Syria for the USA

    Shortly before the USA and its allies sent missile strikes against Syria, Russia identified areas of the Arab Republic considered to be “the red lines” for Russia, stated the Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergei Lavrov.

    “Even before the plans of the attack of ‘the Western three’ [the USA, Great Britain, France] started to materialize, the Russian Chief of General Staff, Valery Gerasimov, said clearly that if combat actions of the so-called ‘coalition’ harm Russian servicemen, we will …

  • Lavrov: United States wants to punish thousands of Russians with new sanctions

    The US is trying to “create problems for hundreds of thousands of Russians” by introducing more sanctions, Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov stated in an interview with the BBC in response to new possible restrictions against Russia. 

    “They [the US] declare that they will never harm ordinary people—only oligarchs, politicians and the military, which supposedly destabilizes the world. This is a lie,” stated the Russian Foreign Minister.

    According to Lavrov, Washington “does not just …

  • Swiss laboratory denies Lavrov's claims that Skripal’s poison was developed by NATO

    In response to comments by the Foreign Minister of Russia,The laboratory in the town of Spiez, Switzerland that had contributed to the investigation on the notorious Skripal poisoning incident stated that the BZ toxin was not mentioned in its report.

    “Only the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) can comment on this statement. But we can reiterate what we said 10 days ago. We have no doubt that Porton Down was right in identifying Novichok as the poisoning agent,” the …

  • Russian Foreign Minister: Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned with substance developed by NATO

    According to the information of the research center in Switzerland, a benzilate-class toxin or “BZ” substance developed and used by the USA and the UK was allegedly used to poison Sergei and Yulia Skripal, the Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergey Lavrov stated on Saturday at the meeting of the Council of Foreign and Defense Policy, RIA Novosti reports.

    Lavrov explained that Russia received such information from the Swiss center of chemical-radiological analysis in the town of Spiez through …

  • Lavrov: US wants to neutralize Russia’s nuclear potential

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated in an interview with Vietnamese and Japanese media that the United States aims to devalue Russia’s strategic nuclear potential, and that this is supported by the US’ deployment of global missile defense system, RIA Novosti reports.

     “Everything that has been done by our US colleagues made us believe that the global system of missile defense was created not to confront threats emanating from Iran and North Korea, but to encircle Russia from all …