Contents tagged with Lavrov

  • Lavrov says that only Russia, Turkey, and Iran can help Syria

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called the negotiations of Russia, Turkey and Iran the most effective format to resolve the conflict in Syria. Other formats are not effective, he stated after attending the trilateral negotiations in Moscow.

    "I believe, the most effective format is the one which you may see today. It is not an attempt to cast doubt on the efforts of other partners to make progress settling the Syrian crisis. It’s just a statement of fact,” Lavrov said at a press …

  • Photo found showing Lavrov and Montenegrin coup plotter together

    An alleged participant in a coup in Montenegro, Nemanja Ristić, was seen in a photo with Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, during his visit to Belgrade.

    This was brought to the media’s attention by N1, a Serbian news agency.

    As the Associated Press notes, Ristić himself has explained that he got into this photo "accidentally."

    The photo also contains members of the Zavetniki movement, whose representatives told Radio Liberty’s Balkan Service that Ristić had no affiliation with their …

  • Lavrov: OSCE police mission in the Donbas is no longer relevant

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated that "nobody is thinking" about the OSCE police mission in the Donbas, and "the question is no longer relevant."

    "The question is no longer relevant, such a need does not exist. Today [at a meeting of foreign ministers of the Norman Four in Minsk] nobody talked about it. No paramilitary missions of the OSCE or any other organization, about which Kyiv is periodically talking, nobody thinks about them," Lavrov said.

    Yesterday, the foreign ministers …

  • Lavrov reminded Kerry that the United States has not yet separated the opposition from the terrorists in Aleppo

    Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov conducted a telephone call with the secretary of state of the United States, John Kerry.

    As reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, a conversation initiated by the United States took place. Lavrov noted that illegal armed groups in eastern Aleppo and its so-called local council refuse to cooperate to resolve the situation.

    “It is emphasized that the Russian Aerospace Forces and Syrian Air Forces have not …

  • Lavrov: Moderate Syrian opposition will be equated to terrorists

    The Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergei Lavrov, stated that there are no signs of separation of the Syrian moderate opposition from Al-Nusra Front and that is why it is time to consider the moderate opposition a valid target together with the terrorists. The Russian minister made this statement at a press conference with the heads of the Ministries of Foreign affairs of Syria and Iran.

    Lavrov recalled a public statement made by the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, which he made in …

  • Lavrov: OSCE monitors can be allowed to carry personal firearms

    Moscow does not mind if OSCE observers carry personal firearms, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

    “Russia is ready to offer a compromise and agree that the OSCE observers stationed at the front line in eastern Ukraine carry personal arms,” Lavrov said during an interview with the Russian “Saturday News” TV program.

    “We said, as long as this helps the common objective, we are ready to give our consent that the group of observers who will be monitoring the contact line and the …