Contents tagged with Lavrov

  • Lavrov claims that Russian agent Butina was tortured in the US

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stated that the Russian spy Maria Butina, who was arrested in the US and later agreed to cooperate with the investigation, was subjected to “special methods of torture,” TASS reports.

    “As far as I understand, the whole point of this deal with justice, which is a common practice in the US, is to bargain for an opportunity for freedom and to return home as soon as possible,” he said.

    Lavrov said he “understands this woman,” because she “is in the most …

  • Russian Foreign Minister denies the possible release of Ukrainian sailors before a court sentence

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated that the Ukrainian sailors captured near the Kerch Strait won’t be released until they receive a court sentence.

    “There will be a trial after the investigation. As soon as it is over, we can talk about how to facilitate their fate or agree on some specific steps. But this will be done after the trial is completed,” Lavrov said, as quoted by TASS.

    The Russian minister repeated that the Ukrainian servicemen are accused of illegal invasion of …

  • Russian Foreign Minister: Putin and Erdogan reached agreement on Idlib

    Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, on the television show “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin” stated that the presidents of Russia and Turkey at the G20 summit in Buenos Aires agreed on new steps aimed at stabilizing the situation around the demilitarized zones in the Syrian Idlib, TASS reports.

    “The agreement on Idlib was confirmed. It was noted that, despite the active, consistent actions of our Turkish colleagues, still not all extremists obeyed the requirement to free the 20-kilometer demilitarized zone, …

  • Russian Foreign Minister: we will not beg our 'colleagues' to lift sanctions

    Moscow does not plan to ask for the lifting of anti-Russian sanctions said Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov at a press conference with his Italian counterpart Enzo Moavero Milanesi, RIA Novosti reports.

     “We understand that sanctions are a reality. We did not create this mess. And we will not beg our colleagues in Europe or anywhere else to cancel these sanctions,” said the foreign minister.

    Lavrov cited data according to which, the total damage due to all sanctions is about $ 100 billion, …

  • Lavrov: West has decided to use Balkans as bridgehead against Russia

    The West is trying to implement the next step in the anti-Russian script by pressurizing the countries of the Balkan peninsula and demanding that the countries in the region “make a choice: [you are] either with Moscow or with Washington and Brussels”, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with the Siberian Telegraph, the full text of which was published on the Foreign Ministry website.

    “The impression is developing that the lessons of the Ukrainian tragedy in the West have …

  • Lavrov expresses concern over NATO activity near Russian borders

    RIA Novosti reports that the Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov stated that Russia could not disregard the increase in NATO activity near their borders.

    “We cannot disregard such a serious destabilizing factor in the Atlantic, as the revitalization of NATO activities on the Russian border,” he said following talks in Madrid with the Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell.

    Lavrov added that he discussed with his Spanish colleague the relationship between Russia and the European Union and …

  • Russia calls on the US to stop expelling diplomats and return diplomatic property

    RIA Novosti reports that Sergey Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Minister said he would like that the US and Russia abandon the mutual expulsions of diplomats.

    According to the Russian foreign minister, he proposed this during his meeting with the US National Security Advisor to the President, John Bolton.

    Lavrov also expressed the desire to resolve the issue of the country’s diplomatic property. According to him, the beginning of the resolution includes mutual permission to visit those buildings “ …

  • Lavrov: US gave Russia list of complaints on Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

    The US, before announcing its plans to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, presented Russia with a list of complaints concerning Russia’s compliance with the treaty.

    “Russia is preparing a response to these issues,” said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with the radio program “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin” on October 25, the transcription of which was published on Sunday, October 28, on the official Russian Foreign Ministry website.

    “Literally a …

  • Russian Foreign Minister: US to withdraw from Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty in coming months

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Washington has already made its final decision concerning the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, and that in less than two months the White House will formally withdraw from the 1987 treaty.

    “With the withdrawal from the INF Treaty, which has not yet been stated officially, although the intention has been stated, and in the negotiations in Moscow including the meeting between President Putin and John Bolton, it became clear that …

  • Lavrov: Russia will not allow NATO ships to enter the Sea of Azov

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Russia would not allow NATO vessels to enter the Sea of Azov to participate in the joint exercises with Ukraine.

    “Now Ukraine wants to invite NATO to conduct joint exercises in the Sea of Azov, but this will not be possible because our agreement with Ukraine requires mutual consent for the passage of warships into the Sea of Azov,” said Lavrov in his interview with RT France, Paris Match and Le Figaro.

    “But they want it, and they are actively …