Contents tagged with Lavrov

  • Lavrov: United States wants to punish thousands of Russians with new sanctions

    The US is trying to “create problems for hundreds of thousands of Russians” by introducing more sanctions, Foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov stated in an interview with the BBC in response to new possible restrictions against Russia. 

    “They [the US] declare that they will never harm ordinary people—only oligarchs, politicians and the military, which supposedly destabilizes the world. This is a lie,” stated the Russian Foreign Minister.

    According to Lavrov, Washington “does not just …

  • Swiss laboratory denies Lavrov's claims that Skripal’s poison was developed by NATO

    In response to comments by the Foreign Minister of Russia,The laboratory in the town of Spiez, Switzerland that had contributed to the investigation on the notorious Skripal poisoning incident stated that the BZ toxin was not mentioned in its report.

    “Only the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) can comment on this statement. But we can reiterate what we said 10 days ago. We have no doubt that Porton Down was right in identifying Novichok as the poisoning agent,” the …

  • Russian Foreign Minister: Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned with substance developed by NATO

    According to the information of the research center in Switzerland, a benzilate-class toxin or “BZ” substance developed and used by the USA and the UK was allegedly used to poison Sergei and Yulia Skripal, the Foreign Minister of Russia, Sergey Lavrov stated on Saturday at the meeting of the Council of Foreign and Defense Policy, RIA Novosti reports.

    Lavrov explained that Russia received such information from the Swiss center of chemical-radiological analysis in the town of Spiez through …

  • Lavrov: US wants to neutralize Russia’s nuclear potential

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov stated in an interview with Vietnamese and Japanese media that the United States aims to devalue Russia’s strategic nuclear potential, and that this is supported by the US’ deployment of global missile defense system, RIA Novosti reports.

     “Everything that has been done by our US colleagues made us believe that the global system of missile defense was created not to confront threats emanating from Iran and North Korea, but to encircle Russia from all …

  • Lavrov: USA prepares Europe to use nuclear weapons against Russia

    As stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the conference on Disarmament, the US military is preparing non-nuclear NATO countries to use tactical nuclear weapons against Russia.

    "Nuclear disarmament is hindered by the remaining presence of US non-strategic nuclear weapons in Europe and the accompanying destabilizing practice of "joint nuclear missions." Within the framework of these missions, NATO’s non-nuclear countries are in blatant violation of the non-proliferation treaty as …

  • Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov calls his entry on 'Kremlin list' 'ridiculous'

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov described the inclusion of his person in the so-called Kremlin list as "ridiculous". He spoke about this in an interview with the program Political Actors with Nailya Asker-Zade on the TV channel Russia 1.

    When asked about what the US authorities wanted to achieve, Lavrov replied that he was "completely indifferent as to what is happening now concerning the Kremlin report." According to him, it was possible "in half an hour…to compile the names of [ …

  • Russian foreign Minister Lavrov says Russia will not recognize LPR and DPR

    During a broadcast of Russia 1, when asked about whether Russia will recognize the self-proclaimed DPR and LPR, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov responded that the Kremlin remains committed to Minsk Agreements.

    According to the Russian Minister, deviation from the Minsk agreements would be a “colossal mistake." "You know, unlike some of our international colleagues, we [Russia] are still people of our word; and we always stand by our word, especially when it was the subject of …

  • Russia calls new US defense strategy 'confrontational'

    Sergey Lavrov, the Head of the Foreign Affairs Ministry of the Russian Federation, described the new U.S. National Defense Strategy as "confrontational," at a press conference in New York, Interfax reports.

    "It is regrettable that instead of engaging in a normal dialogue, instead of using the basis of international law, the United States is indeed striving to prove their leadership through such confrontational concepts and strategies," Lavrov said.

    It was reported earlier that the Russian …

  • Lavrov: Russia will not sign Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

    Russia does not intend to join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, as stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a meeting of the UN Security Council on issues of the prohibition of nuclear weapons, the press service of the Russian ministry reported.

    According to Lavrov, Russia "shares the task of building a nuclear-free world" but it is necessary to achieve this goal "without such unilateral methods" on which the treaty is based.

    The minister explained that it would be …

  • Ukrainian official: Lavrov is lying blatantly about Budapest memorandum

    According to the text of the Budapest memorandum, its signatories undertake not to use nuclear weaponry or any other kind of weaponry against Ukraine, said Yevhen Marchuk, Ukraine’s representative in the Trilateral Contact Group, who has previously held the positions of prime minister, defense minister and NSDC secretary, in a comment on statements made by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

    “Take a look at the text of the Budapest memorandum and just read article No. 2 of this document, …