Contents tagged with Lavrov

  • Lavrov and Tillerson discussed future talks on Syria in Astana

    On May 1st, TASS reported that Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. The diplomats discussed, among other things, a meeting in Astana dedicated to the Syrian settlement, the press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry reported.

    "The foreign ministers briefly exchanged views on the international meeting on Syria held in Astana on May 3rd and 4th," the Ministry's statement says.

    Other aspects of bilateral relations were …

  • Lavrov: Russia is ready to cooperate with U.S. on Syria

    Russia is ready to cooperate with the United States on the issue of the Syrian settlement, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said during a meeting with his Jordanian counterpart Ayman al-Safadi on Saturday.

    The head of Russian diplomacy recalled that the King of Jordan, Abdullah II, repeatedly stressed the fundamental importance of cooperation between Russia and the United States for enhancing the effectiveness of the actions of the world community in the settlement of the crisis in Syria. …

  • Russia announces possible meeting between Tillerson and Lavrov in Alaska

    A meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of General Rex Tillerson may be held during a conference of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Arctic Council, Russia’s TASS news agency reports citing Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergei Ryabkov.

    In particular, according to Ryabkov, Lavrov and Tillerson need to continue their conversation on the topic of Syria and other facets where there are differences between the U.S. and Russia. "This is the …

  • President of Georgia accuses Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov of violating international law

    Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili called Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's visit to Abkhazia "a violation of Georgian legislation and international law," RIA Novosti reported.

    During the two-day visit, Lavrov is planning to take part in the opening ceremony of a new Russian embassy in Abkhazia. Margvelashvili said that the work of any foreign representation in the territory of the country is permissible only with the consent of Tbilisi.

    "In another case, such an action is a …

  • Lavrov: the West’s accusations against Russia for the war in Ukraine are 'hostile'

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has once again expressed his dissatisfaction with the fact that the West criticizes Moscow for military aggression against Ukraine and interference in the civil war in Syria.

    “I’m no longer very inclined to comment on all these unfounded accusations which are put forward against us. First it was Ukraine, then Syria started to be mentioned in this context, and now some American figures and official entities in London have started saying that Russia can be …

  • Lavrov accuses Head of Ukrainian National Security Council of refusing to comply with Minsk agreements

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that statements by the Secretary of the National Security Council of Ukraine, Oleksandr Turchynov, regarding the advance of Ukrainian troops to the east of the country indicate Kyiv's reluctance to fulfill the key points of the Minsk agreements.

    Earlier Turchynov told the BBC that the main task of the Ukrainian military is now "meter by meter, kilometer by kilometer, while minimizing losses, to move east."

    "Mr. Turchynov's statement means that Kyiv …

  • Ukraine’s Foreign Minister: Tillerson’s visit confirms that Russia cannot be worked with on the basis of trust

    On Thursday, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin commented on the outcome of the meeting of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, which took place on April 12 in Moscow.

    “I believe that his [Tillerson’s] visit demonstrated very clearly, not only in the statements, but also in the logic of what he outlined during the press conference… our mutual thesis is that one can neither collaborate nor talk to Russia on the basis of trust. During the visit, …

  • Germany and Russia want to bring the United States to the negotiating table over Ukraine

    The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Germany and Russia, Sigmar Gabriel and Sergey Lavrov favored the involvement of the United States in negotiations on settlement of the situation in the Donbas. They stated this after bilateral negotiations in Moscow, UNIAN reported.

    In particular, Gabriel said that the Federal Republic of Germany and Russia are seeking contact with a new U.S Administration but now it is difficult to find interlocutors there until they got everything settled.

    “As for eastern …

  • Lavrov: Separatist leaders have gained legitimacy by signing Minsk Agreements

    The Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sergey Lavrov, believes that the leaders of the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics have gained legitimacy by signing the Minsk Agreements, Interfax reported. “The recognition of the leaders of the self-proclaimed Republics has been achieved by their signing of the Minsk Agreements, which in turn were approved by consensus in the resolution of the U.N. Security Council,” Lavrov said.

    The Minister also noted that the recent decree on …

  • Tillerson and Lavrov will hold talks next week in Germany

    U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will hold talks next week in Germany. This will be their first official meeting.

    The Russian minister mentioned this during an interview with channel NTV.

    "Rex Tillerson, like me, will be attending the events that will be held this month in Germany. There will be a meeting of G20 foreign ministers in Bonn as well as the annual Munich Security Conference, which will be held back to back ... there will be a good …