About: Sergei Lavrov

Global Europe 15-05-2022

Ukraine wages counteroffensive against Russian forces in east

Ukrainian forces have launched a counteroffensive near the Russian-held town of Izium in eastern Ukraine, a regional governor said on Saturday (14 May), in what could prove a serious setback for Moscow's plans to capture the entire Donbas region.
Global Europe 13-05-2022

Lavrov says EU becoming ‘aggressive, militant, NATO appendage’

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday (13 May) said he doubted the motives of Ukraine's intention of joining the European Union, while accusing Brussels of ambitions beyond the European continent.
#Media4EU 05-05-2022

Italy launches security probe as tempers fray over Russians on TV

An Italian parliamentary panel has opened an investigation into "disinformation" on television amid a heated debate over the frequent appearance of Russian guests on the country's news programmes during the war in Ukraine.
Global Europe 03-05-2022

Russia says Israel supports neo-Nazis in row over Ukraine

Russia’s foreign ministry accused Israel on Tuesday (3 May) of supporting neo-Nazis in Ukraine, further escalating a row which began when Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov claimed Adolf Hitler had Jewish origins. Israel lambasted Lavrov on Monday, saying his claim...
Global Europe 02-05-2022

Civilians evacuated from Mariupol, Pelosi meets Ukraine’s Zelenskyy

Around 100 civilians evacuated from the ruined Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol were due to arrive in a Ukrainian-held city on Monday (2 May), Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said, after US Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a surprise visit to Kyiv.
Global Europe 26-04-2022

Lavrov warns ‘serious’ nuclear war risks should not be underestimated

Russia told the world not to underestimate the considerable risks of nuclear war that it said it wanted to reduce and warned that conventional Western weapons were legitimate targets in Ukraine, where battles raged in the east.
Global Europe 19-04-2022

Lavrov says Russia will not hit Ukraine with nukes

Russia will use only conventional weapons in Ukraine, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in response to a question about the possible use of nuclear arms in the war.
Global Europe 01-04-2022

Russia’s Lavrov hopes to bypass sanctions in trade with ‘friend’ India

Russia will increase its use of non-Western currencies for trade with countries such as India, its foreign minister said on Friday, as he hailed New Delhi as a friend that was not taking a "one-sided view" on the Ukraine war.
Global Europe 29-03-2022

Ukraine sets ceasefire goal for new Russia talks, but breakthrough looks distant

Air raid sirens sounded across Ukraine before dawn on Tuesday (29 March) as Ukrainian and Russian negotiators prepared to meet in Turkey for face-to-face talks, with Kyiv seeking a ceasefire without compromising on territory or sovereignty.
Global Europe 23-03-2022

Lavrov warns that sending peacekeepers to Ukraine may lead to NATO-Russia confrontation

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday (23 March) sending peacekeepers to Ukraine may lead to a direct confrontation between Russia and the NATO military alliance.
Global Europe 11-03-2022

Russia accused of attacking aid route as Ukraine talks see scant headway

Russia and Ukraine failed to make a breakthrough Thursday (10 March) in their first top-level talks since Moscow's invasion two weeks ago, as Russian forces advanced on Kyiv and faced new accusations they attacked a humanitarian corridor into Mariupol.
Global Europe 10-03-2022

Turkey hosts first meeting of top Russian, Ukrainian diplomats since invasion

Foreign ministers from Russia and Ukraine will meet in Turkey on Thursday in the first high-level talks between the two countries since Moscow invaded its neighbour, with Ankara hoping they could mark a turning point in the raging conflict.
Global Europe 07-03-2022

Iranian nuclear talks clouded by Russian demands

Talks to revive Iran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers were mired in uncertainty on Sunday following Russia's demands for a US guarantee that the sanctions it faces over the Ukraine conflict will not hurt its trade with Tehran.
Europe's East 25-02-2022

EU adds Putin, Lavrov to sanctions list as invasion of Ukraine continues

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov have been added to the list of sanctioned people over Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the EU’s chief diplomat, Josep Borrell, has confirmed.
Global Europe 11-02-2022

Russia says facts ‘bounce off’ Britain’s Truss in tense encounter

Russia's foreign minister accused his British counterpart on Thursday (10 February) of grandstanding and refusing to listen, at a rancorous encounter that highlighted the gulf between them over the Ukraine crisis.
Global Europe 11-02-2022

EU response letter to Moscow hailed as message of unity

The EU on Thursday (10 February) accused Russia of trying to divide EU members by sending letters to individual countries seeking clarification of their stance on Moscow’s security proposals. EU’s chief diplomat Josep Borrell said he had responded to the...
Global Europe 19-01-2022

‘We want peace’: Blinken to meet Russian, Ukrainian officials, US says

US President Joe Biden's top diplomat will seek to defuse a crisis with Moscow over Ukraine when he meets the Russian foreign minister in Geneva this week following visits with Ukrainian leaders in Kyiv and European officials in Berlin.
Global Europe 02-12-2021

US, Russian foreign ministers to meet as Ukraine tensions soar

The chief diplomats of the US and Russia are to meet in Sweden on Thursday (2 December) as tensions soar after Washington expressed concern about Russia's military buildup near Ukraine and warned of "high-impact" sanctions.
Europe's East 18-11-2021

Russia publishes Ukraine-related diplomatic correspondence with France, Germany

The Russian foreign ministry published on Wednesday (17 November) a number of diplomatic letters it exchanged with Germany and France to try to show that its diplomatic stance on talks over east Ukraine has been misrepresented.
Global Europe 10-11-2021

Russia blames EU for looming migrant ‘catastrophe’, sends bombers to fly over Belarus

Russia blamed the EU for the migrant crisis on the border between Belarus and Poland, accusing it of trying to "strangle" Belarus with plans to close part of the frontier and urging it to talk directly with Minsk.
Global Europe 10-11-2021

Polish PM accuses Putin of masterminding Belarus migrant attack

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Tuesday (9 November) accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of orchestrating a wave of migrants trying to illegally enter Poland from Belarus, saying the "attack" threatens to destabilise the European Union.
Global Europe 27-09-2021

Lavrov says Mali asked private Russian military company for help

Mali has asked a private Russian military company to help it fight against insurgents, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday (25 September) at the United Nations.
Global Europe 13-07-2021

Kerry in Moscow: US, Russia say will cooperate on climate

US and Russia said on Monday (12 July) they would cooperate on climate change despite strained relations, during a visit to Moscow by US climate envoy John Kerry.
Global Europe 01-06-2021

Russia’s Lavrov blames the West for ‘shutting Russia out’

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has blamed the European Union for having suspended “the mutually beneficial architecture of cooperation” and for pushing to “shut Russia out,” following a meeting with his Portuguese counterpart Augusto Santos Silva in Moscow.