Contents tagged with Lavrov

  • 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 …

  • Belarus sees no point in establishing Russian military base in its territory

    Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei said in an interview with RBC news agency, that "there is no practical, political, or military" need in the deployment of the Russian Air Force military base in Belarus.

    Various media have repeatedly raised this topic. Moscow and Minsk previously confirmed that they are discussing this possibility.

    Makei said that the issue is becoming irrelevant due to the development of modern technologies and expressed doubt that the deployment of Russian military …

  • Russia sends another free arms shipment to Central African Republic

    This September Russia has sent a second batch of weapons for the army of the Central African Republic (CAR) at no charge, announced Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a UN Security Council session devoted to peace and security in Africa.

    “In the CAR, over the last year and a half Russian instructors have trained more than 3,000 soldiers for the army of this sovereign country. With the consent of the Security Council committee, two batches of Russian weapons have already been sent free …

  • Zelensky: Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov offered to end the war in Donbas

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky spoke about his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during the UN General Assembly in New York, reports Ukrayinska Pravda news outlet.

    According to the Ukrainian President, Russian Foreign Minister approached him first and said that he wants to have a personal meeting. Zelensky added that after that, Lavrov said: "We want for the war in the Donbas to end."

    "If you are ready, let's end the war. Give us our territories, and let's exchange …

  • Russian Foreign Minister warns the US against putting missile defense systems in space

    If the US places anti-missile defense systems in space, it will lead to a new arms race, said Russian Defense Minister Sergey Lavrov at a meeting between the foreign ministers of the BRICS countries, TASS reports.

    “A long time ago, Russia, in conjunction with China, presented a draft treaty on the prevention of weapons being placed in space at the disarmament conference in Geneva,” he noted.

    According to the minister, several countries’ increased military budgets and the disintegration of the …

  • Kremlin: Russia has contact with Venezuela’s Juan Guaido

    Venezuela’s self-declared interim president Juan Guaido has been trying to contact Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told RT in an interview.

    He said that Moscow has never ceased its dialog with Venezuela. “We are actively talking to all members of the Venezuelan political landscape – the government, the opposition, we even have people from Juan Guaido coming to us,” he noted.

    Lavrov said that Moscow has explained to him “the inadmissibility of attempts to resolve internal …

  • Putin: Russia has no plans to hand over South Kurils

    Speaking on the program “Saturday news with Sergey Brilev” on Russia 1 TV channel, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia is not going to hand over the South Kuril Islands to Japan.

    Answering the question of the host, whether it would be necessary to lower the Russian flag that is raised in the South Kurils, President Putin said that "we do not have such plans," reports Interfax news agency.

    The USSR annexed the South Kurils in the end of the World War II. According to the Soviet– …