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Ukraine has key to better Russia-EU relations - Lavrov
Relations between Russia and the EU depend on the implementation of Minsk documents, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov said on Monday. By "blocking" the agreements, Kiev prevents the "normalization" of the relations, he said.

06.04.2015 20:35

Ukrainian president says he’s open to referendum on regional powers
The Ukrainian president said he doesn’t object to a referendum on the decentralization of Ukraine, which could give greater powers to the Donbass region. However, the rebels in eastern Ukraine have denounced Petro Poroshenko’s promises as ‘meaningless.’

06.04.2015 16:18

Moscow calls for additional weapons withdrawal in E. Ukraine
Russia supports the proposed withdrawal of weapons of less than 100-millimeter caliber from the front line in eastern Ukraine, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.

04.04.2015 17:06

‘Nuclear deal would open new opportunities for Iran-US relations ’
If P5+1 talks with Iran succeed, a new page in Iran-US relations can be opened and increase positive diplomatic opportunities between the two countries and other states in the region, Jamal Abdi of the National Iranian-American Council told RT.

31.03.2015 09:55

Nuclear deal with Iran ‘reached on all key aspects’ – Lavrov
Iran and six major world powers have managed to reach a preliminary agreement on ‘all the key aspects’ of a deal over Tehran’s controversial nuclear program, Russia’s FM has announced, adding that the sides have begun drafting the text.

March 31, 2015 16:47

‘I’m not paid to be optimistic’ – Lavrov at Iran talks
Speaking ahead of Iran nuclear talks on Sunday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told journalists he is “not paid to be optimistic.” Though yet another deadline to reach a deal is fast approaching, no decision was announced over the weekend.

29.03.2015 20:51

Lavrov condemns Reuters report on MH17 crash, calls for 'unbiased, professional' investigation
Russia's foreign minister Sergey Lavrov has condemned a news report of witnesses’ statements, in which people said they had seen a rocket fired at the time of Malaysian Boeing crash in Ukraine in July 2014. "Looks like a stovepiping," Lavrov said.

19.03.2015 16:43

Lavrov: Washington is pushing Kiev to military solution of Donbass conflict
The US is inciting Kiev to end the crisis in eastern Ukraine by force, said the Russian foreign minister citing US support of the recent Ukrainian law on the special self-governing status of Donbass, which Moscow says undermines the Minsk-2 deal.

19.03.2015 14:14

Lavrov confirms N. Korean leadership attending May 9 celebrations in Moscow
The North Korean leadership will come to Moscow in May for the celebration of victory in World War II, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has announced. If Kim Jong-un pays a visit in person, this would be his first foreign trip as head of state.

17.03.2015 12:05

Putin cuts own, PM’s salary by 10 per cent
Russian President Vladimir Putin, has cut his own salary, the earnings of Prime Minister, Dmitry Medvedev and a number of other high-ranking officials by 10 per cent due to economic hardships experienced by the country.

06.03.2015 19:18

​Kiev's West-backed 'ludicrous demands' may derail ceasefire – Moscow
Kiev has been making unrealistic demands for the rebels to meet before pulling back their heavy weapons, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. It appears that some politicians in Ukraine and the West want to derail the Minsk ceasefire, he added.

26.02.2015 10:03

Lavrov: Time to decide if we want UN focused & effective or on the sidelines
The UN would be effective in settling international disputes, if some member-states didn’t try to use it for dominating world affairs, Russian Foreign Minister believes, adding that such efforts led to bombings in Serbia, war in Iraq and chaos in Libya.

23.02.2015 11:40