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Russian Foreign Minister threatens Europe with big war over Ukraine
Ukraine's course to NATO membership could lead to a large-scale military conflict in Europe, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in an interview with the Bosnian newspaper Oslobodjenje.
According to Lavrov, the degree of confrontation that has been reached is connected with how American colleagues "patronize" their Ukrainian protégés.
"The policy of drawing Kyiv into NATO and the possibility of strike missile systems appearing near our borders creates unacceptable threats to Russia's …
Lavrov: Ukraine must be forced to implement Minsk agreements
If Ukraine does not intend to follow the Minsk agreements of its own free will, it must be forced to do so, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the air of the TV channel Russia 1.
"If it [Ukraine] is left alone, with its conscience, of course, it will not do anything. It must be forced, this is why the Normandy format was created, but Berlin and Paris are still manipulating their obligations," Lavrov said.
The initial part of Minsk agreements on the settlement of the conflict in the …
Russian Foreign Ministry publishes confidential correspondence with Germany and France
The Foreign Russian Ministry has published diplomatic correspondence of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov with the foreign ministers of France and Germany Jean-Yves Le Drian and Heiko Maas.
The letters of Lavrov and the German and French ministers are posted openly on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
The Russian Foreign Ministry explained such a step by the fact that the position of the Russian side and its approach to the Normandy format meetings is allegedly regularly …
Russian Foreign Minister: Nord Stream 2 will be completed in a few days
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will start working in a few days.
"It will be completed in a few days and will start working," Interfax quoted Lavrov as saying.
Lavrov said that the United States is obsessed with the idea of blocking the project but will not be able to stop it.
"The Biden administration has not changed its position. They are still against this project, but they understand that it cannot be stopped. But if you understand that …
Russian Foreign Minister: Russia is an example for entire world in its fight against COVID-19
Russia is ready to share with other countries its achievements in the field of epidemiology and health to combat the coronavirus pandemic, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in an interview with the newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda.
"Domestic vaccines and medicines are the result of the hard work of our scientists. The research base, approaches to epidemiology and health care organization have been formed in our country for decades. We owe the end results to the work of many generations. …
Russia wants to discuss with Turkey why ‘Ukraine is being dragged into NATO’
Russia intends to discuss soon with Turkey why "Ukraine is being dragged into NATO”, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, TASS reports.
"We have made our position regarding the attempts to drag Ukraine into NATO unequivocally very clear. I have no doubt that serious, responsible countries are well aware of what is at stake," he said.
Lavrov noted that this topic will be raised during the next contact with Turkish colleagues, which is planned in the near future.
The day before, …
Lavrov: Russia will continue using U.S. dollar
Russia does not intend to stop using the U.S. dollar, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
"We are not trying to escape from the system that now exists, and which is crucially based on the dollar," the minister said. Lavrov stressed that the U.S. either does not realize its responsibility as a country, the issuer of the dollar, or grossly abuses its position.
At the same time, the Russian Foreign Minister confirmed that the Kremlin wishes to "de-dollarize" the Russian economy.
Blinken intends to discuss North Stream 2 with Lavrov
During the ministerial session of the Arctic Council, U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken will discuss bilateral relations and the Nord Stream-2 pipeline at a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, TASS reports, citing a high-ranking State Department official.
"I believe that this topic may arise in bilateral negotiations. We, like Congress, have made our position towards Nord Stream 2 very clear and stated that this is a Russian strategic project that undermines European …
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 …