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Interview by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov on TV Channel "Russia Today", Moscow, April 23, 2014
As the standoff in the eastern Ukraine deteriorates into violence it’s up to world powers to step in and calm things down. Despite tough talk from Washington, the US, EU, Russia and Ukraine have managed to reach a framework to peace in Geneva. But will it be enough to avert a civil war? Sophie asks the Russian Foreign minister himself – Sergey Lavrov is on Sophie&Co today. Follow @SophieCo_RT Sophie Shevardnadze: Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s Foreign minister, it’s great to have you on our show today. Sergey Lavrov: Thank you for the invitation. SS: So, just the other day Joe Biden on his visit to Kiev said that time is short for Russia to make progress on its commitments made in Geneva. What is expected of Russia?
Exclusive: As the post-coup regime in Ukraine sends troops and paramilitaries to crack down on ethnic Russian protesters in the east, the U.S. news media continues to feed the American public a steady dose of anti-Russian propaganda, often wrapped in accusations of “Russian
I recently re-visited Serbia on a business trip. In Belgrade, as usual, the people live a modest life. The only pleasure which the Serbs have never denied themselves, and apparently will not give up, is a chat over a cup of coffee in the numerous and very cozy cafes . They are always
I think the Geneva meeting was a belated realization of something the ex-president Viktor Yanukovich suggested doing back in November 2013, when the first scandals around his refusal to sign the Associsation Agreement with the EU erupted. At the time (which looks like a distant epoche now) he
Ukrainian Government Retakes Buildings Occupied by Secessionists Top News: The Ukrainian government in Kiev said this morning that they had regained control over government buildings seized yesterday by pro-Russian separatists in Kharkiv. Government buildings in the eastern
After having finalized his mandate as President of the European Commission, Romano Prodi has remained a very busy man internationally, rather active and far from the temptation to retire to a life made of well paid conferences and honorary presidencies of rococo thinks thanks around the world.
The Press Center of the Russian Foreign Ministry held a presentation under the collective monograph of "International experience of support and protection of the rights of our compatriots abroad", which was prepared and published by the International Council of Russian
An event of great importance took place in the cultural life of Sacramento, out of the meetings and memories of companionship and a passion to do something good, the play "Through the looking glass" was born. Our compatriots: diplomats and programmers, teachers and musicians, interpreters and just
A partnership between cities shows an example of the preservation of relations between states. The mayor of the Estonian capital, Mayor Edgar Savisaar based his thesis on this during his speech at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.