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Ukrainian warships can pass through the Kerch Strait into the Sea of Azov without any problems, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview to the TV network “Zvezda”, reported RIA Novosti.
“As we have said many times, the fact is that Ukrainian warships can pass from the Black Sea to its ports in the Sea of Azov without any problems. The only condition is that the safety standards for traversing the Kerch Strait must be observed,” he said.
On 25 November last year, Russia …
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov was extremely evasive in his comments to Arab journalists about the Israeli operations in Syria.
In an interview with the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram ahead of his visit to Egypt, Lavrov answered many questions concerning Russia-Egypt relations and developments in the Middle East.
One of the questions he was asked was whether Moscow’s stance on the “Israel’s ongoing bombardments of Syrian territory” had grown “softer” compared to its stance in 2018, when …
Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, in an interview with the newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets, spoke about the United States refusal to cooperate on cybersecurity issues.
According to Lavrov, after Washington accused Moscow of interfering in the United States presidential elections, Russian diplomats asked their U.S counterparts to provide the evidence of such interference to them.
He stated that in both Russia and the United States, “there is such organization as the Nuclear Risk …
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999 was needed by NATO in order to move east, closer to the Russian border. Lavrov also said that, at the time, Washington was tempted to take control of the entire world situation and to stop being guided by the UN Charter when dealing with international problems. The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry is convinced that western countries will go to any lengths to prevent new investigations into possible crimes by …
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo had a telephone conversation to discuss the situation in Venezuela. Both the Russian Foreign Ministry and the United States Department of State stated that Pompeo and Lavrov exchanged accusations over the situation in Venezuela.
Lavrov stressed that “Washington’s attempts to organize a coup d'état in Venezuela and threats against its legitimate government are a violation of the United Nations Charter and …
Rosneft has responded to the accusations voiced by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the Russian company is buying oil from Venezuela in contravention of the sanctions. The response was published on the official Rosneft website.
“Rosneft is assessing the consequences of the statements made by US officials, and if damage is identified, it will seek to protect its rights in accordance with the standards of international law,” the document states.
The Russian oil company emphasizes that it …
The Russian government has started to lose faith in its ability to keep Nicolás Maduro in power in Venezuela, despite the $17 billion Moscow has spent on assistance for the country over the last 12 years.
When another of Venezuela’s major creditors – China – began negotiations with opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who has been recognized as interim president by the US, EU and 8 Latin American countries, the Russian Foreign Ministry contacted Washington, asking to begin bilateral consultations on …
According to the Information and Press Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov confirmed in a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Saturday that Moscow is ready to respond with bilateral consultations on Venezuelan issues proposed by Washington. At the same time, Lavrov said that the parties should strictly comply with the principles of the UN Charter and adhere to the position that only Venezuelans have the right to …
Russia and Turkey did not come to an agreement as to which Kurdish units in Syria should be considered as terrorist, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with Vietnamese and Chinese television channels.
"We don’t see eye to eye as to what Kurdish groups should be designated as terrorist. Turkey has a special position. We understand its concerns but there is a need to separate the wheat from the chaff and figure out which Kurdish units are extremist and pose a threat to …
Russia is not setting itself any “artificial deadlines” for signing a peace treaty with Japan, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at the end of the 55th Munich Security Conference on Saturday.
“Russia has no artificial deadlines whatsoever. We are calmly explaining to our Japanese colleagues that nothing of the sort can be planned,” he said. “We will proceed on the basis of the 1956 Declaration.”
“This stipulates an incontestable first step towards signing a peace treaty,” the …