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Lavrov asks Central African Republic to speed up investigation into Russian journalists' deaths
At a meeting with Foreign Minister of Central African (CAR) Republic Sylvie Baïpo-Temon during the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov asked to speed up the investigation into the murder of three Russian journalists committed in July 2018.
Lavrov also said that Russia is ready to help CAR to normalize the situation in the country.
Russian journalists Orkhan Jemal, Alexander Rastorguev and Kirill Radchenko, were killed on July 30, 2018, close …
Russia offers Japan to establish a visa-free zone
After a meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Tarō Kōno, the Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that Russia has offered Japan to remove visa requirements for travel between the countries.
"We mentioned the long-standing Russian proposal to move to a visa-free regime between the Russian Federation and Japan, starting with business and tourism trips. We assume that the dialogue will continue," said Lavrov.
Earlier, Chairwoman of the Federation Council of Russia Valentina Matvienko …
Japan abandons plan to sign peace treaty with Russia in June
The Japanese government has decided to abandon its plan to sign a framework agreement for a peace treaty with Russia at the end of June, when the G20 summit will be held in Osaka, the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun reported on Saturday, citing government sources.
The decision was reportedly made because Russia and Japan have been unable to overcome their disagreements on a number of historical matters and security concerns. Previously Japan had planned to sign a framework agreement for a …
Japan: Russia’s deployment of weapons in the Kuril Islands is unacceptable
After the “2+2” meeting of the heads of diplomatic and defense departments of Russia and Japan, Japanese Foreign Minister Tarō Kōno said, that Tokyo considers the strengthening of Russia's military presence in the Southern Kuriles unacceptable, reports RIA Novosti.
"Speaking of missile launches and the deployment and other reinforcement of Russia's military presence on the Northern Islands (the Islands of the southern part of the Kuril Chain), we told Russia that this is unacceptable from the …
Kremlin: Moscow awaits U.S. decision on possible Trump and Putin meeting in Osaka
The Kremlin expressed hope that the meeting between the U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will take place, stating that Moscow did not receive a definite decision on this matter from Washington, reports the Interfax news agency.
“We know that Trump has spoken of his desire to meet, but unfortunately we can also state that, unfortunately, (the U.S .Secretary of State Mike) Pompeo did not bring any concrete proposals about organizing such a meeting on the sidelines …
Pompeo threatens Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov with new sanctions
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who for the first time traveled in this capacity to Sochi to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and President Vladimir Putin, did not come empty-handed.
After publicly announcing his desire to “improve relations with Russia”, “find common ground” and reach an agreement on Venezuela, Pompeo threatened the Russian leaders with new sanctions.
A new sanction bill was put forward in the US House of Representatives on 10 May, only two days after …
U.S. Secretary of State urges Russia to release Ukrainian sailors
Washington hopes that Moscow will be able to negotiate with the new government in Ukraine and release Ukrainian sailors who were detained in the Kerch Strait, stated U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Sochi, Interfax reports.
"We want Russia to reach out to the new Ukrainian government to find a way out of this situation. We also urge the Russian government to release the representatives of the crew that were captured in the Kerch …
US Secretary of State heads to Russia for talks with Putin and Lavrov
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov this week. Pompeo’s visit to Russia will take place in a time of discord between the two countries on a number of critical issues, including the situation in Venezuela and Iran as well as Russia's interference in the 2016 US elections.
Pompeo left for Moscow on Sunday. This will be his first visit to Russia as the leading representative of American diplomacy.
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Japanese Foreign Minister: Peace treaty negotiations with Russia must be accelerated
Tokyo would like the peace treaty negotiations with Russia to be concluded as soon as possible, said Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono in a press conference in Sapporo, Hokkaido, after returning from a visit to Moscow.
The foreign minister stressed the importance of finding an arrangement that satisfies both parties.
“We would like to conclude these negotiations as quickly as possible, taking into account the old age of the former inhabitants of the four northern islands. We must conclude …
Lavrov after talks with Pompeo: US does not want war in Venezuela
After meeting with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday 6 May, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters that no one in the world wants the Venezuelan crisis to end in war. However, he believes that any US military operation in the Latin American country could have catastrophic consequences.
“From my contact with American and other colleagues – European and Latin American – I do not see any proponents of a reckless military solution. I hope that this understanding which we …