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​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

Sarkozy: Crimea cannot be blamed for joining Russia
Crimea cannot be blamed for seceding from Ukraine – a country in turmoil – and choosing to join Russia, said former president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy. He also added that Ukraine “is not destined to join the EU.”

07.02.2015 20:40

‘US imperial overstretch: Washington reckless in calls to arm Kiev, should put Russia into context’
Washington should stop making dangerous moves, like arming Kiev with US weapons, and must put the Ukrainian conflict into a wider context of crises, cooperating with Russia to solve them, Martin Sieff, columnist for the Post-Examiner newspaper, told RT.

07.02.2015 01:35

Lavrov on Obama speech: Efforts to isolate Russia will fail
Attempts at isolating Russia will not work, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a press conference on the outcome of 2014.

21.01.2015 07:49

Obama takes heat for not attending 'anti-terror' Paris rally
President Barack Obama and other US officials are receiving criticism for not attending Saturday’s ‘Unity March’ in Paris. The rally included more than 40 world leaders who showed solidarity with 17 victims of multiple attacks last week.

12.01.2015 15:09

West has forgotten MH17 Ukraine crash probe – Lavrov
The West appears to have forgotten about investigating the tragedy of the Malaysian plane that was shot down in eastern Ukraine in July, says Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, adding that Moscow wants at least some preliminary results published.

12.01.2015 11:59

Russian FM Lavrov urges major constitutional reform in Ukraine
In order to solve the ongoing crisis in the country, Ukrainian authorities must launch constitutional reform uniting all political forces and all regions of the war-torn country, the Russian Foreign Minister has said.

25.12.2014 10:16

Latest Psaki gaffe no laughing matter
Jen Psaki, the US State Department spokesperson, uttered yet another gaffe when she declared that the Obama administration signed off on more economic sanctions against Russia, setting off alarm bells in Russia.

18.12.2014 14:30

NATO is not Russia’s enemy – Lavrov to French media
The NATO military alliance is not Moscow’s enemy, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov told French media that suggested the opposite. Lavrov also expressed disappointment over the fact that Russia had overestimated EU’s independence from the US.

16.12.2014 15:29

Attempts to pressure Russia are futile – Lavrov to Kerry
It is useless for Washington to try to pressure Moscow on the world arena; instead, it should take into account the other side’s interests, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told US Secretary of State John Kerry as the two officials met in Rome.

14.12.2014 23:05

Western sanctions are aimed at regime change in Russia – Lavrov
The ultimate goal of the anti-Russian sanctions imposed by some Western nations is to stir public protests and oust the government, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said.

22.11.2014 09:51