Contents tagged with Lavrov

  • Lavrov claims Russia open to diplomatic solutions on Ukraine, cites lack of serious proposals

    Russia claims to be open to political and diplomatic solutions regarding the situation with Ukraine, yet there are no "serious proposals," said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during a parliamentary session in the State Duma on Wednesday, February 14.

    "The countries that have declared war on us have no serious proposals; and due to their unwillingness to consider our interests or the realities on the ground, reaching an agreement at the negotiating table will not be possible at the …

  • Russia outraged after U.S. refuses to provide visas to Russian propagandists to accompany Foreign Minister Lavrov to New York

    The Russian Foreign Ministry was outraged by the fact that the American side refused to issue visas to Russian journalists to accompany Minister Sergei Lavrov to a meeting of the UN Security Council, which is to be held in New York. In this regard, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov accused Washington of lying and threatened retaliatory measures "so that the United States will remember it for a long time."

    "It's a game of nerves. It's a mockery. This is yet another proof of the fact that …

  • Lavrov: Russia will need to push the front line in Ukraine further away from its borders

    In response to Western deliveries of long-range weapons to Ukraine, Russia will need to move the front line even further away from its borders. "The more long-range weapons are supplied to the Kyiv regime by the West, the further it needs to be moved away from Russian territories," said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in an interview with Russia 24 and RIA Novosti, commenting on the reports about Washington's intention to supply Ukraine with high-precision missiles with a range of up to 1 …

  • Lavrov: Russian nuclear doctrine will apply to newly annexed territories of Ukraine

    Russian legislation and military doctrines will apply to new territories if their entry into Russia is enshrined in the country's constitution, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov at a press conference at the UN.

    "The entire territory of the Russian Federation, which is stipulated and can additionally be stipulated in the Russian Constitution, is certainly under the full protection of the state. This is absolutely natural. All laws, doctrines, concepts, strategies of the Russian …

  • Lavrov: Russia is ready to guarantee safety of Ukrainian grain exports

    Russia is ready to provide security guarantees for ships that are blocked in Ukrainian ports. 

    "The main thing is that this should be ensured either by demining or by the organization of free passages. As for international waters, Russia guarantees the safety of these vessels up to the Bosphorus Strait, and we have an understanding with Turkey on this subject," said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

    Earlier, Turkey explained that the consent of the Ukrainian and Russian sides is needed …

  • Russian Foreign Minister to discuss export of Ukrainian grain during talks in Turkey

    The export of Ukrainian grain will be one of the main topics during the talks of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Turkey next week, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov at a briefing.

    Journalists asked the Kremlin spokesman to comment on media reports that in the coming days Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, and the UN plan to hold a meeting in Istanbul to discuss a roadmap for allowing ships carrying grain from Ukrainian ports.

    "Next week, indeed, our foreign …

  • Russia accuses Israel of ‘supporting Nazism in Ukraine’

    The Russian Foreign Ministry accused Israel of supporting the "neo-Nazi regime" in Ukraine.

    "We drew attention to the ahistorical statements of Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, largely explaining the course of the current Israeli government to support the neo-Nazi regime in Kyiv," said the Russian Foreign Ministry on Twitter.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry published a link to its article with selective examples of Jewish cooperation with the Nazis during the Second World War. The article …

  • Lavrov on Zelensky: Hitler had Jewish blood too

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with the Italian news agency Mediaset that Adolf Hitler had Jewish blood too, and the most ardent anti-Semites, as a rule, are Jews. The text of the interview was published on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

    "He (President Volodymyr Zelensky) puts forward the argument: what kind of Nazification can there be if he is Jewish. I could be wrong, but Adolf Hitler also had Jewish blood. It means absolutely nothing. The wise …

  • Lavrov: Russia is liberating the world from western oppression

    Russia's special operation in Ukraine contributes to the process of freeing the world from the neo-colonial oppression of the West, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in an interview with the Chinese news agency Xinhua.

    According to Lavrov, Western countries are trying to suppress with the crudest methods those states that pursue an independent course in domestic and foreign policy. As an example, Lavrov said that the United States seeks to dictate conditions to Latin America and …

  • Lavrov: Russia wants to avoid nuclear war

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Russian wants to avoid a nuclear war.

    "This is our principled position. We proceed from it, and, of course, now, when the risks are very, very significant, I would not like these risks to be artificially inflated. But there are a lot of people who want this. The danger is serious, it is real, it cannot be underestimated," Lavrov said on the air of the program "The Big Game" on Russia 1 TV Channel.

    Lavrov also said that he hopes that Western …