SERGEI LAVROV

  • Kerry says Russian troops withdrawing from Ukraine October 15, 2014

    Paris: US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday said that Russian troops were withdrawing from Ukraine, one of several key steps needed for Western sanctions to be lifted against Moscow. "There are four to five principal requirements with respect to lifting the sanctions: release of hostages, release of all prisoners,...
  • Russia says it will respond if Ukraine interests attacked April 23, 2014

    Kiev: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the United States of being behind the political upheaval in Ukraine and said Moscow would respond if its interests came under attack. Lavrov's comments came a day after US Vice President Joe Biden was in the Ukrainian capital with promises of support for the...
  • Ukraine peace deal falters as rebels show no sign of surrender April 22, 2014

    Kiev: An international agreement to avert wider conflict in Ukraine was faltering on Monday, with pro-Moscow separatist gunmen showing no sign of surrendering government buildings they have seized. US and European officials say they will hold Moscow responsible and impose new economic sanctions if the separatists do not clear out of...
  • Russia has no intention of sending troops to Ukraine: Sergei Lavrov March 29, 2014

    Russian said on Saturday it had no intention of sending its armed forces into Ukraine, signalling Moscow wants to ease tensions in the worst East-West standoff since the Cold war. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reinforced a message from President Vladimir Putin that Russia will settle - at least for now -...
  • US, Russia reach deal on Syria resolution September 27, 2013

    United Nations:US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday that the US and Russia have reached an agreement on a UN Security Council resolution about Syrian chemical weapons. "I was pleased to have a meeting with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and we did reach an agreement with respect to the...
  • Netanyahu gives guarded response to US-Russia deal on Syrian chemical weapons September 15, 2013

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a guarded response on Sunday to US-Russian deal on Syria's chemical weapons, saying it would be judged on whether it achieved "complete destruction" of the arsenal. "We hope the understandings reached between the United States and Russia regarding the Syrian chemical weapons will yield results," he...
  • Syrian opposition rejects Russian proposal September 10, 2013

    A major Syrian opposition group issued a statement in Istanbul on Tuesday to reject a Russian plan that proposes to put Damascus's chemical weapons under international control to avert a US strike on the country. The opposition Syrian National Coalition said the proposal, put forward by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov,...
  • Obama, Putin face difficult talks on Syria at G8 conference June 15, 2013

    Washington: After authorizing US weapons for rebels in Syria, President Barack Obama faces difficult talks on ending the civil war there when he meets next week with the Syrian government's most powerful ally: Russian President Vladimir Putin. The pair will hold their first private, facetoface meeting in a year on Monday...
  • Syria chemical weapons are secure for now: Israel December 23, 2012

    Jerusalem: Syria's chemical weapons are still secure despite the fact that President Bashar alAssad has lost control of parts of the country, a senior Israeli defence official said on December 23. Amos Gilad told Army Radio that the civil war between Assad and opposition forces fighting to topple him had...
  • India, Russia, China meet in Bangalore to bolster ties October 27, 2009

    Bangalore: The foreign ministers of India, Russia and China on Tuesday began a meeting to explore business opportunities in key sectors and collaboration on playing a greater role in world affairs. India's External Affairs Minister S M Krishna, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi will exchange...
  • US, Russia battle it out over missile space shield October 13, 2007

    New Delhi: The US and Russia have failed to resolve their dispute over American plans for a missile shield in space. US Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary, Robert Gates however said on Friday they will continue talks to thrash out an agreement with Russia in this regard. Rice and...