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Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov’s interview with TV Channel France 24, Moscow, 16 December 2014

    
 
 

Q: Mr. Lavrov, let’s begin with the crisis in Ukraine. There were rumors that Moscow was ready to host maybe some negotiations. Can you tell us about the latest news?

Sergey Lavrov: Well, there is reason for some cautious optimism, but the news which you just mentioned, about Moscow being ready to host some meeting, is new to me. We have been in agreement with our Ukrainian colleagues, colleagues from the OSCE and the people from Lugansk and Donetsk area. We have been pushing for convening another meeting in Minsk of the contact group, which is very important to make sure that we intensify the implementation of the Minsk protocol signed in September, and that’s what we’re trying to achieve at the moment.

Q: Are you optimistic that there will be such another meeting? Because it seems that the previous agreement isn’t really being implemented on the ground.  Full story Full Story
 

 
 
 
 
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers at a joint news conference following negotiations with Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs of Belgium and Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, Moscow, 9 December 2014

    
 
 

Ladies and gentlemen,

We have conducted in-depth, substantive negotiations on bilateral relations between Russia and the Kingdom of Belgium, and on issues on the international agenda, taking into account Belgium’s chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe over the next six months.

We proceed based on the premise that we share and support the CE’s goals. These goals consist of ensuring a single legal space for the European continent as a whole, and the effort to strengthen democracy, observe human rights and the rule of law and develop cultural, sports, education and youth exchange programmes. In this respect, we support the programme prepared by Belgium for its chairmanship at the Committee of Ministers.

Russia is interested in seeing the Council of Europe give higher priority to combating extremism, aggressive nationalism and racial and religious intolerance, and more actively ensuring the rights of ethnic minorities.  Full story Full Story
 

 
 
 
 
Remarks and responses to reporters’ questions by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during a news conference following the OSCE Ministerial Council meeting, Basel, 5 December 2014

    
 
 

Ladies and Gentlemen,

This ministerial meeting of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is drawing to an end. First of all, I would like to praise the Swiss Chairmanship, and personally the President of the Swiss Confederation, Head of the Federal Department (Minister) of Foreign Affairs and OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Didier Burkhalter and his entire team, who have worked hard the entire year to ensure balance in their work and in the activities of the entire organisation, including its secretary, in full accordance with the underlying OSCE principles.

Without doubt, the topics discussed over the past two days are critically important. The first one concerns security in Europe. Clearly, it was chosen largely because of the Ukraine crisis. The discussion revolved around the need to comply with all the OSCE commitments. Unfortunately, some of our partners suggested following these commitments selectively. We stand and we will continue to stand for the entire set of commitments adopted by the OSCE to be followed scrupulously, including the commitments of non-interference in internal affairs and the indivisibility of security in the Euro-Atlantic area.

You are aware of our proposals in this regard to the effect that the existing commitment, whereby no one shall strengthen their security at the expense of the security of others, should be translated from the language of political declarations into the language of binding legal agreements, and practical mechanisms be developed to comply with the principle of indivisibility of security.  Full story Full Story
 

 
 
 
 17.12.2014 
 Press release on Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov's meeting with Deputy Head of Italy’s Foreign Affairs and International Relations Department Lapo Pistelli
 
 
 17.12.2014 
 Press release on Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry
 
 
 17.12.2014 
 Press release on a meeting of the Collegium of the Russian Foreign Ministry
 
 
 17.12.2014 
 Press release on Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s consultations with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian
 
 
 16.12.2014 
 Press release on Presidential Envoy for International Cooperation in Combating Terrorism and Transnational Organised Crime Alexander Zmeyevsky’s meeting with Director General for Multilateral Affairs of the Foreign Ministry of Indonesia (Deputy Foreign Minister) Hasan Kleib
 
 
 16.12.2014 
 Press release on Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov’s conversation with Director General for Multilateral Affairs of the Foreign Ministry of Indonesia Hasan Kleib
 
 
 16.12.2014 
 Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the latest report by the UN Human Rights Monitoring Mission in Ukraine
 
 
 16.12.2014 
 Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry on the filing of Denmark’s claim to the Arctic continental shelf
 
 
 16.12.2014 
 Press release on the visit to Russia of UN World Food Programme Executive Director Ertharin Cousin
 
 
 16.12.2014 
 Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the terrorist attack in Pakistan
 
 
 16.12.2014 
 Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with UN World Food Programme Executive Director Ertharin Cousin
 
 
 16.12.2014 
 Press release on the Russian President’s Special Representative for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s meeting with Lebanon Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi
 
 
 16.12.2014 
 Press release on parliamentary elections in Mauritius
 
 
 16.12.2014 
 Press statement by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov following the ceremony of signing the strategic partnership agreement between the Russian Federation and UN World Food Programme with WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin, Moscow, 16 December 2014
 
 
 16.12.2014 
 Reply by Konstantin Dolgov, the Russian Foreign Ministry's Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, to a question from ITAR-TASS news agency about Russian children adopted in the USA
 
 
 16.12.2014 
 Press release on Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov’s meeting with Palestinian Ambassador to Moscow Fayed Mustafa
 
 
 16.12.2014 
 Press Release on Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman
 
 
 16.12.2014 
 Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov’s interview with the daily Kommersant, published 16 December 2014
 
 
 15.12.2014 
 Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with South Sudan’s Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister Benjamin Barnaba
 
 
 15.12.2014 
 Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich addresses the media concerning the REGNUM news agency’s information about the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Latin American Studies
 
 
 15.12.2014 
 Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov’s consultations with Indonesian Deputy Foreign Minister Hasan Kleib
 
 
 15.12.2014 
 Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov’s meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaei
 
 
 15.12.2014 
 Press release on Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov’s meeting with French Senator Philippe Marini
 
 
 15.12.2014 
 Press release on a UN Security Council resolution regarding new NATO-led mission in Afghanistan
 
 
 15.12.2014 
 Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov answers questions from the Interfax News Agency, Moscow, 15 December 2014
 
 
 15.12.2014 
 Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó
 
 
 15.12.2014 
 Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry
 
 
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