Russia says no decision yet on delivery of S-300 missiles to Syria
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that Russia had not yet decided whether it would deliver advanced S-300 missile systems to Syria, but would not make a secret of the matter if it took such a decision, the TASS news agency reported.
00:20 24 April
Militants who attacked UN Mission in Douma were warned in advance
The Russian Foreign Minister has commented in an interview with Sputnik on an incident of UN members coming under fire in the Syrian town of Douma on April 18, APA reports quoting Sputnik.
20:27 19 April
UN Secretary General: 'Cold War is back with vengeance'
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said a reported chemical attack in Syria was staged by foreign agents, the BBC reported.
18:43 13 April
Moscow: London given a month to cut number of diplomats in Russia
The Russian foreign ministry has expressed a protest to the UK Ambassador to Russia over London's provocative actions inspiring the expulsion of over 150 Russian diplomats from more than 20 countries, APA reported citing Sputnik.
17:12 30 March
Russian FM and OSCE Secretary General to discuss Karabakh conflict
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will hold a meeting on April 5 with OSCE Secretary General Tomas Greminger and will discuss European security issues and ways to improve the effectiveness of this organization, the Director of the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova said, APA reports citing TASS.
20:45 29 March
Lavrov: Russia will consider ceasefire in Syria
Russia is ready to back a UN Security Council resolution calling for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria, but only if it does not cover fighters from Daesh and other terrorist groups, APA reports quoting Anadolu.
23:15 22 February
Russian, Azerbaijani foreign ministers discuss bilateral, international issues
Russian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers, Sergei Lavrov and Elmar Mamedyarov, have had a telephone conversation to discuss most topical aspects of bilateral relations, as well as international and regional agenda, an official at the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, APA reports.
04:30 02 February
Meeting between Russian, Italian FMs kicks off in Moscow
A meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano kicked off in Moscow on Feb. 1.
12:49 01 February
Sergei Lavrov: "Sochi Congress Agrees a Constitutional Committee"
The Russian-sponsored conference on reaching peace in Syria agreed to create constitutional committee which will work in Geneva, TASS news agency cited Russia’s Foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov as saying on Tuesday, APA reports quoting TASS.
04:52 31 January
Group of Five plan for Syria runs counter to Geneva process — Lavrov
The plan for Syria drawn up by the U.S., France, the UK, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia appeared in a non-transparent manner and runs counter to the Geneva process, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters on Tuesday, APA reports quoting TASS.
03:44 31 January
Putin says he feels 'sad' about not being included in US 'Kremlin report’
The Russian president has commented on the reports that the US administration released on Monday the list that includes 114 Russian politicians and 96 businessmen who may face new US sanctions in future.
16:44 30 January
Turkish, Russian top diplomats discuss preparations for Syria peace congress in Sochi
Foreign Ministers Sergei Lavrov of Russia and Mevlut Cavusoglu of Turkey spoke by phone on Saturday, focusing on preparations for the Syrian National Dialogue Congress due in Sochi on January 29-30, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s press service said on Saturday, APA reports quoting TASS.
23:56 27 January
Russia says U.S. actions in Syria either a provocation or ill-informed
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday that U.S. actions in Syria were either a “deliberate provocation” or indicated Washington lacked an understanding of the situation there, APA reported citing RIA Novosti.
14:26 22 January
Russia’s Lavrov, US’ Tillerson discuss stability in north Syria
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US State Secretary Rex Tillerson discussed during Saturday’s phone talk the stability in north Syria and a peaceful settlement due to be brokered by the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said after the talk requested by the US, APA reports quoting ITAR-TASS.
22:12 20 January
Iran nuclear deal cannot survive if U.S. pulls out: Russia's Lavrov
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday the Iran nuclear deal cannot survive if the United States pulls out of the agreement.
00:02 20 January
U.S. funding hold will hurt U.N. effort to help Palestinian refugees: Russia's Lavrov
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a U.N. news conference on Friday that the U.S. decision to withhold funds for a U.N. agency that assists Palestinians would seriously undermine efforts to meet the needs of refugees, APA reports quoting Reuters.
23:02 19 January
Russia will not support U.S. bid to change Iran nuclear deal: Lavrov
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Monday Moscow will not support attempts by Washington to modify the Iran nuclear deal, arguing such a move could also complicate diplomacy over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program, APA reports quoting Reuters.
06:08 16 January
Russia says satisfied with strategic partnership with Azerbaijan
Russia is satisfied with the level of strategic partnership with Azerbaijan, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said at a press conference on Jan. 15, an APA correspondent reported from Moscow.
12:49 15 January
Lavrov: December 7 statement affirms principles for Karabakh conflict settlement
The joint statement made by the Heads of Delegation of the OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chair Countries on December 7 affirms the principles on the basis of which the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict should be settled, Russian Foreign Ministry told a press conference held on the sidelines of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Vienna on Friday, APA reported.
15:05 08 December
Russia’s Foreign Ministry confirms Lavrov, Tillerson plan to meet in Vienna
Preparations are underway for a meeting of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US State Secretary Rex Tillerson on the sidelines of the OSCE Ministerial Council due on December 7-8 in Vienna, Austria, Russia’s Foreign Ministry press office said on Saturday, APA reports quoting TASS.
21:17 02 December