War in Syria won’t end while the US remains there – Lavrov to French media

The illegal US presence in Syria is one of the reasons why war there cannot end, especially since Washington is apparently trying to create a quasi-state on the eastern bank of the Euphrates, the Russian foreign minister said. The pessimistic prediction about the future of Syria came from Sergey Lavrov in an interview he gave […]

‘Secret directive’ bans UN agencies from helping rebuild Syria until ‘political transition’ – Lavrov

Washington’s “absolutely deconstructive” stance is hampering the rebuilding of Syria and constricts the UN in aiding the country until a so called ‘political transition’ takes place, Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s Foreign Minister, said. Washington’s “absolutely deconstructive” stance is hampering the rebuilding of Syria and constricts the UN in aiding the country until a so called ‘political […]

'Hilarious & paranoid': Lavrov laughs at idea that Russia uses memes to destroy US democracy

The idea that Moscow is swaying elections and bringing down US democracy by ‘meme-sharing’ is preposterous, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. The accusations hurled at Russia by the US lawmakers left him baffled. “It’s just hilarious when I hear that funny pictures can undermine American democracy,” Lavrov told reporters on Thursday, answering RT correspondent’s […]

Lavrov & Pompeo to meet on sidelines of Russia-US summit in Helsinki

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet at the Russia-US summit in Helsinki next week, according to Russian news agencies citing a foreign ministry statement. They will accompany their countries’ leaders, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, to their first dedicated bilateral meeting. Pompeo is also scheduled to meet […]

Lavrov & Pompeo discuss Syria, N. Korea in phone call

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have had a phone conversation, in which they discussed the resolution of the Syrian crisis, as well as the situation on the Korean Peninsula, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The two diplomats also discussed the bilateral contacts between Moscow […]

Lavrov: Swiss lab says ‘BZ toxin’ used in Salisbury, not produced in Russia, was in US & UK service

Published time: 14 Apr, 2018 14:37 Edited time: 14 Apr, 2018 14:51 The substance used on Sergei Skripal was an agent called BZ, according to a Swiss lab, the Russian foreign minister said. The toxin was never produced in Russia, but was in service in the US, UK, and other NATO states. Sergei Skripal, a […]

Is there a new Cold War? Dutch FM says ‘nyet’ after meeting Russia’s Lavrov

Top Dutch diplomat Stef Blok said there is no new Cold War after meeting his Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov. The two also touched upon Syria, the downing of the MH-17, and the Skripal case. “It’s Friday 13th today and it seemed a good time to visit Moscow,” Blok joked, addressing reporters after Lavrov finished his […]

‘We didn’t meddle in your election, only in the weather’ – Russia’s Lavrov to Japanese FM

Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a ready answer when his Japanese counterpart, Taro Kono, jokingly suggested that the Russian diplomat was responsible for snowy weather in Tokyo during the visit. “Mister Lavrov, you brought snow to Tokyo,” Kono said during an official lunch, with the Russian FM being quick to reply: “Since we didn’t […]

Japan joining US global anti-missile shield ‘directly affects’ Russia’s security interests – Lavrov

The deployment of US missile shield components in Japan directly affects Russia’s national security and regional interests, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a press conference with his Japanese counterpart in Tokyo. “Japan’s plans for deploying a global missile defense system directly affect [the] security interests of Russia,” Lavrov noted on his state visit, reiterating […]

‘Not proxy’: Lavrov says US, British, French special forces ‘directly involved’ in Syria war

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has condemned the illegal presence of US coalition troops in Syria, saying the Western forces deployed on the ground amount to “a direct involvement in the war.” “There are special forces on the ground in Syria from the US – they no longer deny it – the UK, France and […]