Contents tagged with Lavrov

  • Russian Foreign Minister: US to withdraw from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty in coming months

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Washington has already made its final decision concerning the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, and that in less than two months the White House will formally withdraw from the 1987 treaty.

    “With the withdrawal from the INF Treaty, which has not yet been stated officially, although the intention has been stated, and in the negotiations in Moscow including the meeting between President Putin and John Bolton, it became clear that …

  • Lavrov: Russia will not allow NATO ships to enter the Sea of Azov

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Russia would not allow NATO vessels to enter the Sea of Azov to participate in the joint exercises with Ukraine.

    “Now Ukraine wants to invite NATO to conduct joint exercises in the Sea of Azov, but this will not be possible because our agreement with Ukraine requires mutual consent for the passage of warships into the Sea of Azov,” said Lavrov in his interview with RT France, Paris Match and Le Figaro.

    “But they want it, and they are actively …

  • Lavrov warns that Russia may withdraw from European Council

    Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with Channel Euronews that Russia would leave the Council of Europe on its own terms rather than give the Council the opportunity to exclude or expel Russia from its ranks.

    "I don't think that Russia's participation in the European Council is more important to Russia than it is to the Council itself. This is my strong position,” Lavrov stated. He explained that Moscow joined the Council of Europe to ensure “pan-European, …

  • Turkey postpones joint patrols with Russia in Syrian Idlib

    Patrolling the demilitarized zone in the Syrian province of Idlib scheduled for October 15th was temporarily put on hold due to a request by the Turkish side, reports a RIA News source, familiar with the situation.

    “Turkey asked for more time and to postpone the start of joint patrols in Idlib. The Russian side was ready to start this morning,” said a source in the agency.

    According to the source, the Turkish side referred to safety concerns, which so far, they cannot fully guarantee.    

    “ …

  • Kremlin claims Russians accused of hacker attack in Netherlands were testing embassy's computer systems

    The Russians detained in April in the Netherlands were supposed to test the embassy's computer systems, stated the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Intexfax reports.

    “The technical equipment confiscated from the Russian representatives were intended for testing the embassy’s information systems for analyzing the security of computer networks in connection with the frequent attempts of cyber-penetration into Russian state institutions,” the statement reads.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry …

  • Russian Foreign Minister: Putin received invitation to visit the USA

    During the press-conference at the UN, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Russian President Vladimir Putin received an invitation to visit the USA, RBC news agency reports.

    “President Putin received an invitation from President Trump. President Trump was also invited to visit Russia,” the minister said.

    Lavrov added that the dates are still unknown, and it is necessary to wait for suggestions and willingness from both sides.

    The meeting between Putin and Trump took place on …

  • Media: Ukrainian President Poroshenko stumbles into Lavrov’s meeting room at UN

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accidentally entered the Russian delegation’s negotiation room at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly in New York, RBC reports.

    The Ukrainian President stumbled into the room while Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was in it.

    “Poroshenko spent 15 seconds in the room, after which he left it and went into the meeting hall,” the report states.

    According to RBC, one Russian journalist managed to ask the Ukrainian president about the proposal to …

  • Stoltenberg and Lavrov discuss creation of new US military base in Poland

    NATO Secretary Jens Stoltenberg spoke about his meeting with the Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov at the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly, where they discussed the question of creating an American military base on the territory of Poland, reports RIA Novosti.

    “We discussed this (issue of the American base in Poland) during the meeting,” Stoltenberg said.

    At the same time, the Secretary-General did not disclose the details of the conversation with Lavrov regarding the …

  • Lavrov: Putin and Merkel discussed the fate of Sentsov

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the issue of director Oleh Sentsov during a meeting in Meseberg on August 18, stated Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov at a news conference following the talks with his German counterpart Heiko Maas, reported TASS.

    “We have been informing people on his health condition. He is under the constant supervision of doctors. This question purely concerns the humanitarian sphere. There are legislative …

  • Lavrov: Russia is ready to seek a way out of impasse in relations with the U.S.

    Moscow is ready to do everything in its power to find a way out of the deadend in Russian-American relations, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

    He also noted that Russia is taking President Trump’s willingness to establish a normal dialogue seriously, although anti-Russian sentiments in the American establishment hinders it.

    "We are ready to go our part of the way to bring the bilateral ties out of the impasse situation," Lavrov said in an interview with Germany’s DPA news agency …