Contents tagged with Lavrov

  • Russia accuses Ukraine of sabotage in Donbas negotiations

    Russia is not ready to agree on the next Normandy Four summit until what was agreed in Paris is fulfilled, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the program "Big Politics" on the " of Russia 1 TV channel.

    Lavrov's interview was aired before the online meeting of the foreign ministers of the "Normandy format" countries, scheduled for next week.

    According to him, the Ukrainian side "crawls away from the agreements," "capriciously", does not want to agree on new points of withdrawal of …

  • Russia: Next Normandy Format summit can only take place after Donbas special status is included in Ukraine’s Constitution

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said that a new summit in the Normandy Format can only take place after the decisions made at the previous summit have been implemented, especially the enshrinement of the “special status of the Donbas” in Ukrainian law, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

    “I have not heard about a meeting of ministers in the Normandy Format being planned for one month’s time. Our colleagues are saying that another Normandy Format summit should be scheduled for as early as …

  • Lavrov: Russia ready to pull out of April Normandy summit

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Russia is ready to pull out of the Normandy Format summit scheduled for April. He said that the date of the next summit has not been finalized, RBC news agency reports.

    “When we hear our Normandy Format colleagues speaking about April as the date for convening the summit, it’s their wishes, their ideas that they are voicing. But not more than that,” said Lavrov on Monday, February 17.

    He added that there are currently “no reasons to hold a …

  • Lavrov: Zelensky ‘saddened’ Russian delegation in Paris

    During the Normandy Format summit in Paris, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky rejected the idea of disengaging forces and heavy weaponry along the entire demarcation line in the Donbas, which “saddened” the Russian delegation, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, as cited by Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

    The minister said that ahead of the summit, the two sides had agreed to a withdrawal along the entire front line, and had even drafted the corresponding document. According to Lavrov, as …

  • Russia promises to respond to NATO’s largest military drills in Europe

    Russia will respond to NATO’s Defender 2020 exercise in Europe, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, as cited by Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

    According to him, the alliance’s European exercises are “greatly concerning” to Smolenskaya Square in Moscow, and Russia cannot ignore them.

    “In the context of NATO’s cooperation with the EU in the military sphere, they invented the term ‘Military Schengen’, which envisages the upgrading of all transport arteries up to NATO’s eastern border in such a way …

  • Russian Foreign Minister’s real estate value is more than he would earn in 100 years

    600 million rubles or approximately $9.74 million dollars. This is roughly the value of the real estate that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov owns, reports the Russian publication The Insider.

    Among the real estate properties of the Russian Foreign Minister there is a 499 square-meter three- story house with a lot of land in the village of Shchukovka near the Rublevo-Uspenskoye highway. This mansion has been listed in Lavrov's declaration since 2014. Its market value is more than 300 …

  • Russian Foreign Minister: US sanctions will not stop construction of Nord Stream 2

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that despite the US sanctions, the Nord Stream 2 and TurkStream gas pipelines would be put into operation, reports Interfax news agency. Lavrov also said that Russia plans to respond to the new sanctions from Washington.

    US Congress approved the National Defense Authorization Act on December 17. President Donald Trump signed it on December 21. Following the adoption of the budget by Congress, two Republican US senators,Ted Cruz and Ron Johnson, sent …

  • Russian Foreign Minister: Russia is willing to demonstrate Sarmat ballistic missile to US

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Moscow has shown Washington its hypersonic “Avangard” missile, and is also willing to demonstrate its “Sarmat” ballistic missile .

    “We are prepared to build these weapons and systems into the existing New START treaty,” he said during a broadcast of the program Bolshaya Igra on Russia’s Channel One, as cited by RIA Novosti.

    According to the minister, during their discussion regarding the New START treaty, Russia’s representatives told the US …

  • Kremlin: Lavrov’s visit to Washington did not help to improve Russian-American relations

    Russian-American relations are in a "deep crisis", and the visit of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to the United States had not affect, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, Radio Liberty reports.

    "In terms of bilateral relations we are in such a deep crisis that even an important visit of such a high ranking minister as Lavrov cannot reverse the trend," he said.

    At the same time, Peskov claims that there were some "very positive conversations between Donald …

  • Russian Foreign Minister: Norway could facilitate normalization of Russia-NATO relations

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov expressed an opinion that Norway, with its diplomatic experience, could facilitate the normalization of relations between Russia and NATO, as reported by RIA Novosti. Lavrov added that there are no obstacles to that.

    Russian Foreign Minister added that Moscow is confident that when the countries of Europe and Western partners of the Russian Federation are ready to talk about building a security architecture, Norway will be among the leaders of such a …