Contents tagged with Tillerson

  • Tillerson: Russia is involved in several conflicts in former USSR

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson condemned Russia’s actions that block efforts to peacefully resolve conflicts in Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the occupied regions of Georgia. This statement was made during a speech at the OSCE headquarters in Vienna.

    We welcome the recent talks on the situation in Moldova in the 5 + 2 format. However, we must condemn Russia’s efforts aimed at blocking access to the regions Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the occupied regions of Georgia,” Tillerson said.

    He also …

  • Tillerson: No plan to lift sanctions on Russia

    At an OSCE session in Vienna, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that Washington will leave the Crimea-related sanctions in place until Russia gives Ukraine control of the peninsula, and the Donbas-related sanctions in place until Russia withdraws its forces and stops supporting the militants.

    “The Crimea-related sanctions will remain in force until Russia returns full control of Crimea to Ukraine,” Interfax-Ukraine cites Tillerson as saying.

    “In Eastern Ukraine, we join our European …

  • Tillerson: Deploying peacekeepers in Donbas a priority for US

    US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that, in order to resolve the conflict in the Donbas, the US considers it a priority to reach an agreement on the deployment of a UN peacekeeping mission there.

    A statement to this effect was made by the head of the US foreign policy department on Wednesday, December 6, the day before the planned talks with his Russian colleague Sergey Lavrov, DW reports.

    “Russia has long resisted the idea of bringing in peacekeeping forces, but now they have agreed,” …

  • Moscow prepares for a meeting between Lavrov and Tillerson in Vienna

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia has announced the possibility of a meeting between the heads of the foreign affairs agencies of the United States and Russia, to occur in Vienna on December 7-8, Radio Liberty reports.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry stated that a meeting in Vienna between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is "being worked out."

    The US Department of State previously reported that a meeting between Lavrov and Tillerson had …

  • Poroshenko and Tillerson discussed peacekeeping mission in the Donbas

     Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s and United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson conducted a telephone conversation, as reported on the web site of the Ukrainian President.

    "Both sides expressed satisfaction with the implementation of the agreements reached between the presidents of Ukraine and the US during their meeting in New York. Poroshenko thanked Tillerson for Ukraine's support during the ongoing Russian aggression," the report says.

    The interlocutors coordinated further …

  • Tillerson discussed situation in Ukraine and Syria with Lavrov

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held a telephone conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, as reported on Facebook by the press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

    It is noted that the conversation took place on September 16, at the American initiative.

    "The current situation on the Syrian settlement, including the tasks of the anti-terrorist struggle ‘on the ground’, the implementation of decisions from the international meeting on Syria held September 14-15 of this …

  • Putin: Tillerson fell into ‘bad company’

    Speaking at the economic forum in Vladivostok on Thursday, Russian President Vladimir Putin commented on US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, noting that he "fell into some bad company" after receiving a state award from Russia four years ago for his contribution to the development of Russian-American relations.

    Addressing one of the US citizens present at the plenary session of the economic forum, Putin said, "We also awarded the Order of Friendship to your compatriot, Mr. Tillerson. However, …

  • Tillerson in Kyiv: Sanctions against Russia must remain until it complies with Minsk agreements

    Sanctions against the Russian Federation must be maintained until Moscow has fully complied with the Minsk agreement, stated the United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson after meeting with the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, in Kyiv on Sunday, July 9.

    "The territorial integrity of Ukraine must be restored. We call upon the Russian Federation to fulfill its obligations under the Minsk agreements. The sanctions of the US and the European Union against Russia will remain until the …

  • Lavrov: Russia expects information from U.S. after Tillerson’s statements about no-fly zones in Syria

    Russia requested information from the U.S. about statements made by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson about no-fly zones in Syria, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, as reported by RIA Novosti.

    The day before, Tillerson said that the United States was studying the possibility of implementing, with Russia, an agreement on no-fly zones, observers for keeping the ceasefire, and the delivery of humanitarian aid in Syria.

    “The United States is ready to consider the possibility of …

  • 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 …