Contents tagged with Sergei Lavrov

  • Lavrov: Peacekeepers in Ukraine would lead to direct clash between Russia and NATO

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov responded to Poland’s call for the presence of peacekeepers in Ukraine by stating that such a move would lead to a direct clash between Russian and NATO troops, Evropeyskaya Pravda reported.

    Speaking to students at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations, of which Lavrov is an alumnus, the Russian Foreign Minister explained, "Our Polish colleagues have already stated that now there will be a NATO summit, it is necessary to send peacekeepers [ …

  • Lavrov: Russia does not set time limits for its military presence in Syria

    Russia does not set artificial time limits on its military presence in Syria but it gradually reduces the length of presence there, depending on how the situation develops "on the ground,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with British Channel 4.

    When asked if Russia troops could be expected to withdraw from Syria by the end of the year, Lavrov gave a negative reply.

    "No. And I do not think that this is a topic on which we can conduct a sensible dialogue. We do not …

  • Russian Foreign Ministry suggests expelling 35 U.S. diplomats in response to Washington's latest sanctions

    The Russian Foreign Ministry has suggested that Russian President Vladimir Putin expel 35 U.S. diplomats in response to Washington’s decision to expel 35 Russians on Thursday due to the Kremlin’s alleged involvement in hacking during the U.S. presidential election, TASS reported.

    The Russian Foreign Ministry has compiled a list of 31 U.S. Embassy employees in Moscow and four employees of the Consulate General in St. Petersburg who it recommends be expelled from Russia.

    "We, of course, cannot …

  • Lavrov: Russian officials do not require Ukraine's permission to visit Crimea

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Russian leaders do not require permission to visit the Crimea, commenting on Ukraine’s protest over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s visit to the annexed peninsula, TASS reported.   

    On Wednesday, the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry issued a note of protest over Putin’s visit to the Crimea, where he was participating in “Forum for Action” in Yalta.

    "The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine expresses its strong protest to the Ministry of Foreign …

  • Steinmeier and Lavrov to discuss situation in Ukraine

    The Russian and German Foreign Ministers, Sergey Lavrov and Frank-Walter Steinmeier, will meet to discuss the situation in Ukraine and Syria on August 15, RIA Novosti reported, with reference to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs press service. On that day, Steinmeier will visit Yekaterinburg for the opening of a Russian-German summer school in the Ural Federal University. After this event, his meeting with Lavrov will take place.

    “The most relevant aspects of bilateral cooperation in the …

  • Kerry and Lavrov to meet in Laos to continue dialogue on Syrian ceasefire

    The heads of the Russian and US diplomatic missions will meet in Laos to resume talks on Syria. According to US Secretary of State John Kerry, the parties will consider a plan to establish a ceasefire in the country.

    On July 22, US Secretary of State John Kerry announced that he intends to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Laos to continue the dialogue on Syria.

    Kerry and Lavrov will participate in the annual events of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on …

  • John Kerry and Sergei Lavrov meet in Zurich

    The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Sergei Lavrov, and the U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, met in the Swiss city of Zurich for the first bilateral negotiations of the year. The meeting was a prelude to the Syrian negotiations to be held in Geneva on January 25th.

    Earlier, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Mikhail Bogdanov, said that Lavrov and Kerry would also discuss the situation in Ukraine and the implementation of the Minsk Agreements in eastern Ukraine. The issues regarding …