Contents tagged with Lavrov

  • Russia accuses Ukraine of attempting to break off negotiations after the events in Bucha

    The Ukrainian side tried to break off negotiations with Russia after the publication of footage from the city of Bucha, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. He called photos and videos with images of dead bodies a provocation, the purpose of which was "to distract attention from the negotiation process, to distract attention from the fact that the Ukrainian side began to play back after talks in Istanbul, tried to put forward new conditions."

    "The question arises: what is the reason …

  • Lavrov: Russia will attack any military cargo going into Ukraine

    The Russian army will attack any military cargo that will be delivered to the territory of Ukraine, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with the Russian VT channel RT.

    "We have made it very clear that any cargo that will enter the territory of Ukraine and which, we will assume, transport weapons, will become a legitimate target. This is completely understandable," the Foreign Minister said.

    At the same time, Lavrov especially warned NATO countries against supplying …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: no progress in talks with Russia

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said that the talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov have brought no results.

    "We cannot stop the war if the aggressor country does not want to do it. Today, I was told that a ceasefire is possible if Ukraine fulfills Putin's conditions. However, Ukraine is not giving up. We will look for diplomatic solutions, and until this is achieved, we will protect our people from Russian aggression," the Ukrainian Foreign Minister said at a press …

  • Ukrainian and Russian Foreign ministers to meet in Turkey

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will meet at a trilateral summit in Antalya to discuss the war in Ukraine, said the Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu.

    "Our goal is to stop the conflict as soon as possible. We have made efforts to bring our Russian and Ukrainian counterparts closer together. Before the conflict, we were in constant contacts with them. We further strengthened this work after the begging of the war," he said.

    The …

  • Switzerland slams sanctions on Putin, Mishustin and Lavrov

    Switzerland has imposed financial sanctions on Russian President Vladimir Putin, Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

    "Switzerland is also introducing the sanctions imposed earlier by the EU against Russian President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. They come into force immediately," President Ignazio Cassis quoted the decision of the Swiss Federal Council.

    The Russian …

  • EU slams sanctions on Putin and Lavrov, threatens to disconnect Russia from SWIFT in the coming days

    The European Union imposes sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, said EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell.

    "This is an important step. Let me note that the only world leaders who have fallen under EU sanctions are Assad from Syria, Lukashenko from Belarus and now Putin from Russia," he said.

    "Putin is not the people of Russia," Borrell said, recalling that together with Putin and Lavrov, a …

  • Lavrov: discussion about withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukrainian borders is out of question

    Russia is not even going to discuss U.S. demands for the withdrawal of its troops from the borders with Ukraine, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, reports RBC news agency.

    Lavrov called these demands of Washington "unacceptable."

    "[U.S. Deputy Secretary of State] Sherman spoke not only about withdrawing military units from the border with Ukraine, as they say, but about these troops going back to the barracks. Sherman said just that, including publicly at a press conference. I do …

  • Lavrov: we are ready to defend Russians living in Donbas

    The Kremlin is ready to take all necessary measures to protect hundreds of thousands of Russian citizens in the Donbas and resolve the conflict in Ukraine through diplomatic means, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with RIA Novosti.

    "We will continue to make efforts to resolve the internal Ukrainian conflict by political and diplomatic means. The undisputed basis for this remains the Minsk Package of Measures, approved by UN Security Council Resolution 2202," he said. …

  • Lavrov: Russia will retaliate if isolated by the West like North Korea

    Russia will find an answer to the West if it comes under tough financial sanctions, as a result of which the country, in fact, will turn into North Korea, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with the Russian TV host Vladimir Solovyov.

    According to Lavrov, Moscow "does not yet see" that the Western authorities plan to introduce the promised "sanctions from hell." These sanctions, according to the U.S. Department of State, will include complete isolation of the Russian …

  • Lavrov: Russia’s talks with U.S. on ‘security guarantees’ will happen in new year

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced the approximate timing of the negotiations with the United States on security issues. "The United States, of course, is our main negotiator. And it is with the United States that we will carry out the main work of the negotiations that will take place immediately after the end of the New Year holidays," he said in an interview with the YouTube channel Solovyov LIVE.

    Lavrov also stressed that not only diplomats, but also high-ranking Russian …