Contents tagged with Lavrov

  • EU slams sanctions on Putin and Lavrov, threatens to disconnect Russia from SWIFT in the coming days

    The European Union imposes sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, said EU's High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell.

    "This is an important step. Let me note that the only world leaders who have fallen under EU sanctions are Assad from Syria, Lukashenko from Belarus and now Putin from Russia," he said.

    "Putin is not the people of Russia," Borrell said, recalling that together with Putin and Lavrov, a …

  • Lavrov: discussion about withdrawal of Russian troops from Ukrainian borders is out of question

    Russia is not even going to discuss U.S. demands for the withdrawal of its troops from the borders with Ukraine, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, reports RBC news agency.

    Lavrov called these demands of Washington "unacceptable."

    "[U.S. Deputy Secretary of State] Sherman spoke not only about withdrawing military units from the border with Ukraine, as they say, but about these troops going back to the barracks. Sherman said just that, including publicly at a press conference. I do …

  • Lavrov: we are ready to defend Russians living in Donbas

    The Kremlin is ready to take all necessary measures to protect hundreds of thousands of Russian citizens in the Donbas and resolve the conflict in Ukraine through diplomatic means, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with RIA Novosti.

    "We will continue to make efforts to resolve the internal Ukrainian conflict by political and diplomatic means. The undisputed basis for this remains the Minsk Package of Measures, approved by UN Security Council Resolution 2202," he said. …

  • Lavrov: Russia will retaliate if isolated by the West like North Korea

    Russia will find an answer to the West if it comes under tough financial sanctions, as a result of which the country, in fact, will turn into North Korea, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in an interview with the Russian TV host Vladimir Solovyov.

    According to Lavrov, Moscow "does not yet see" that the Western authorities plan to introduce the promised "sanctions from hell." These sanctions, according to the U.S. Department of State, will include complete isolation of the Russian …

  • Lavrov: Russia’s talks with U.S. on ‘security guarantees’ will happen in new year

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced the approximate timing of the negotiations with the United States on security issues. "The United States, of course, is our main negotiator. And it is with the United States that we will carry out the main work of the negotiations that will take place immediately after the end of the New Year holidays," he said in an interview with the YouTube channel Solovyov LIVE.

    Lavrov also stressed that not only diplomats, but also high-ranking Russian …

  • Russian Foreign Minister threatens Europe with big war over Ukraine

    Ukraine's course to NATO membership could lead to a large-scale military conflict in Europe, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in an interview with the Bosnian newspaper Oslobodjenje.

    According to Lavrov, the degree of confrontation that has been reached is connected with how American colleagues "patronize" their Ukrainian protégés.

    "The policy of drawing Kyiv into NATO and the possibility of strike missile systems appearing near our borders creates unacceptable threats to Russia's …

  • Lavrov: Ukraine must be forced to implement Minsk agreements

    If Ukraine does not intend to follow the Minsk agreements of its own free will, it must be forced to do so, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on the air of the TV channel Russia 1.

    "If it [Ukraine] is left alone, with its conscience, of course, it will not do anything. It must be forced, this is why the Normandy format was created, but Berlin and Paris are still manipulating their obligations," Lavrov said.

    The initial part of Minsk agreements on the settlement of the conflict in the …

  • Russian Foreign Ministry publishes confidential correspondence with Germany and France

    The Foreign Russian Ministry has published diplomatic correspondence of Russian Foreign  Minister Sergey Lavrov with the foreign ministers of France and Germany Jean-Yves Le Drian and Heiko Maas.

    The letters of Lavrov and the German and French ministers are posted openly on the website of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry explained such a step by the fact that the position of the Russian side and its approach to  the Normandy format meetings is allegedly regularly …

  • Russian Foreign Minister: Nord Stream 2 will be completed in a few days

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will start working in a few days.

    "It will be completed in a few days and will start working," Interfax quoted Lavrov as saying.

    Lavrov said that the United States is obsessed with the idea of blocking the project but will not be able to stop it.

    "The Biden administration has not changed its position. They are still against this project, but they understand that it cannot be stopped. But if you understand that …

  • Russian Foreign Minister: Russia is an example for entire world in its fight against COVID-19

    Russia is ready to share with other countries its achievements in the field of epidemiology and health to combat the coronavirus pandemic, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in an interview with the newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda.

    "Domestic vaccines and medicines are the result of the hard work of our scientists. The research base, approaches to epidemiology and health care organization have been formed in our country for decades. We owe the end results to the work of many generations. …