Contents tagged with Lavrov

  • Russian Foreign Minister: Washington chose to live under conditions of Cold War

    Russia has offered the United States to "reset" the diplomatic conflict that began under the Obama administration and start a return to normal relations, but instead Washington continues to "slide on an inclined plane" and impose new anti-Russian sanctions, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with RIA Novosti.

    According to Lavrov, the problems in Russian-American relations complicate the lives not only of citizens, business and humanitarian projects, but "expose …

  • Russian Foreign Minister warns Turkey against selling weapons to Ukraine

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov warned Turkey, as well as other countries, against selling weapons to Ukraine.

    Lavrov said that some countries, in particular Turkey, "feed the militaristic sentiments" of Ukraine.

    The Russian Foreign Minister recommended that countries that cooperate with Ukraine "analyze the situation" and called Kyiv's statements "utterly belligerent."

    At the same time, Lavrov did not specify what "belligerent" statements of Ukraine he specifically had in mind. In …

  • Lavrov: EU relations with Russia destroyed by ‘Brussels’ unilateral decisions’

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Russia has no relations with the European Union. According to him, the EU has destroyed all mechanisms and infrastructure with its unilateral steps, reports the Russian news agency Interfax.

    "We have a good neighbor China, and the European Union is also our neighbor We have always been interested in promoting our relations across all directions. Europe has severed these relations, simply destroying all the mechanisms that were created for many years. …

  • Russian Foreign Minister proposes to stop using US dollar for international payments

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has proposed to stop using the dollar and international payment systems in response to U.S. sanctions, reported the press service of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Lavrov believes that the U.S. has set itself the task of "limiting the possibilities of technological development" of Russia and China. That is why Moscow should strengthen its economic independence.

    "That's why we need to reduce sanctions risks by strengthening our technological …

  • Russian Foreign Minister meets with Hezbollah delegation in Moscow

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with a delegation of the Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah in Moscow on March 15, RIA Novosti reports, citing the Russian Foreign Ministry. "We confirm the fact of the meeting," the Foreign Ministry said, refusing to disclose details of the talks.

    According to RIA Novosti, the Lebanese delegation was headed by the leader of the Hezbollah parliamentary faction, Muhammad Raad. His last visit to Moscow was in 2011.

    Hezbollah is recognized as a terrorist …

  • Lavrov: Russia's relations with EU started to deteriorate after Ukrainian Revolution of Dignity

    After talks with his Finnish counterpart Pekka Haavisto, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the deterioration of relations between Russia and the European Union has been going on for a long time, and the EU initiated this.

    According to Lavrov, "anyone who is not interested in the situation in Europe" understands that this process began many years ago”.

    Lavrov believes that it all started in 2014, after the Ukrainian the Revolution of Dignity.

    According to Lavrov, it was then …

  • Kremlin: Russia is ready to sever relations with the EU due to sanctions

    It is possible that Russia would sever relations with the European Union if it imposes sanctions which would hurt the Russian economy, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with the talk show “Solovyov LIVE”.

    "We believe that we are ready. If we see again, as we have already felt more than once, that in some areas sanctions are imposed, which create risks for our economy, including in the most sensitive areas...," he said.

    Lavrov specified that the Kremlin does not want …

  • Ukrainian icon presented to Russian Foreign Minister in Bosnia and Herzegovina is worth 12.5 million euros

    The cost of the 300-year-old gilded icon from Luhansk, which the co-chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad Dodik gave to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, can be as mach as 12.5 million euros.

    According to Bosnian TV channel BN TV, the icon was kept in the bank Bank of Srpska, which went bankrupt and was taken over by UKIO.

    According to sources close to Dodik's cabinet, the politician believed that, presenting this gift, he would only return to Russia what …

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina opens investigation into how a Ukrainian icon was presented to Russian Foreign Minister

    The Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina has opened a criminal case because of an ancient Ukrainian icon, which the former president of the Republika Srpska, the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad Dodik gave to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, reports the newspaper Dnevni avaz reference to the prosecutor's office.

    On December 14, Lavrov officially visited Sarajevo. The visit was marred by scandal, as two members of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina refused to …

  • Lavrov: Turkey is not Russia’s strategic ally

    Russia does not and has never considered Turkey a strategic ally, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with Russian radio stations.

    According to him, Russia does not share Turkey's view on the possibility of a military solution to the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh and considers the presence of Turkey’s troops in Syria illegitimate.

    "We have never looked at Turkey as our strategic ally, it is a partner, very close partner. On many fronts, this partnership is strategic, …