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US ‘bombed’ UN peace talks on Syria: Lavrov

Moscow, Russia | AFP | The United States and its allies “bombed” UN-backed peace talks aimed at ending the war in Syria when they ordered strikes on the country this month, Russia’s foreign minister said Friday. The US, France and Britain “on 14 April bombed not only made-up chemical sites …

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Lavrov says spy poisoning could be ‘in interests’ of UK govt

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday suggested that the poisoning of a former double agent could benefit the British government by distracting attention from problems around Brexit. The March 4 attack on Skripal and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury has triggered …

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Lavrov calls US election meddling claims ‘blabber’

Munich, Germany | AFP | Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday dismissed as “blabber” accusations that Moscow had interfered in the US election that brought President Donald Trump to power. “So as long as we don’t see facts, everything else is blabber,” Lavrov said at the Munich Security Conference, …

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Russia’s Lavrov lashes out at US at annual press conference

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov repeatedly attacked the US at his annual press conference Monday, accusing Washington of issuing ultimatums and failing to recognise “the reality of the emerging multipolar world”. Lavrov said the past year had not been easy from a foreign policy perspective as …

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Russia’s Lavrov warns risk of N. Korea escalation ‘very high’

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday cautioned that the risks of escalation of tensions between the United States and North Korea were “very high” following the recent war of words between Washington and Pyongyang. “I believe the risks are very high, especially considering this rhetoric, …

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Putin ready to help Americans to ‘investigate’ Trump

Putin ‘ready to provide recording’ of Lavrov-Trump exchange Sochi, Russia | AFP |  Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Moscow could provide a recording of a controversial exchange between Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US President Donald Trump that has plunged the White House into turmoil. His comments were …

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Trump wants ‘mutually beneficial’ relations with Russia: Lavrov

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump is seeking “mutually beneficial” and “pragmatic” relations with Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday after meeting the US leader in the White House. “President Trump clearly confirmed his interest in building mutually beneficial, business-like pragmatic relations,” Lavrov …

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Russia calls for ‘post-West’ world order

Munich, Germany | AFP |  Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called Saturday for an end to a world order dominated by the West and said Moscow wanted to establish a “pragmatic” relationship with the United States. Lavrov was speaking at the Munich Security Conference shortly after US Vice President Mike …

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