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# Sergei Lavrov

This year
Moscow threatens to abandon Ukraine grain deal if global block on Russian exports continues
Sergei Lavrov, Russian Foreign Minister, is in Turkey to meet his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu.
Last year
Ukraine must demilitarise or Russia ‘will solve the issue’, says Lavrov
The Russian foreign minister also accused the West of fuelling the war in Ukraine to weaken Russia.
US and Russian envoys gather for G20 meeting amid calls to end war in Ukraine
The G20 meeting is being held in Indonesia, with the US set to reopen dialogue with China.
Moscow furious as foreign minister cancels Serbia visit after neighbours close airspace
Bulgaria, Macedonia and Montenegro refused a request for Sergei Lavrov’s plane to pass through their airspaces.
Israeli PM Bennet ‘accepts apology from Putin over Hitler remarks’
Russia’s foreign minister made comments about the Holocaust that were deeply offensive to Jews.
Russia ready for more talks to end Ukraine standoff
It comes as German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, who is visiting Ukraine, urged Moscow “to take up the existing offers of dialogue”.
The US has warned that Moscow could invade Ukraine at any moment.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz is visiting Kyiv for crisis talks with President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Scholz plans to continue on to Russia to hold talks with Putin.
Moscow meeting: Lavrov 'disappointed' with talks as Truss asks for 'Cold War rhetoric' to be dropped
Translations of what Sergei said indicate that he described their meeting like “a mute person talking to a deaf person”.
All time
Russia warns of return to 'nightmare scenario of military confrontation' over Ukraine
Ukraine’s goal of re-taking Crimea has been described as “a direct threat to Russia.”
Police ask military to help remove objects from scene where former spy was found unconscious
Russia has said the claim it poisoned Sergei Skripal is ‘propaganda’.
Russian Foreign Minister dismisses US election meddling probe as 'blabber'
“So as long as we don’t see facts, everything else is blabber.”
'Too little, too late' - Syrian army halts shelling of Aleppo to allow trapped civilians to leave
The Syrian Army said it has halted bombing yesterday.
German woman kidnapped in Syria while pregnant has been released with her baby
The pair were released yesterday and had safely crossed the border into Turkey, a ministry spokeswoman said.
Syrian leader Bashar Al-Assad has agreed to a US-Russia ceasefire deal
The two powers could launch joint airstrikes against Islamist jihadists if the deal holds.
The Pope, Russia and America are all calling for efforts to de-escalate Ukraine crisis
Russia has vowed to help secure the release of abducted OSCE observers.
Agreed ... Ukraine, Russia, the US and EU have reached a surprise deal in Geneva
The four parties have agreed on a way forward following half a day of talks, including a call to disband armed groups that have taken over buildings.
'No common vision': Last-ditch US-Russia talks on Crimea end in failure
The talks between John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov “did not find common ground” according to US officials.
Kerry meeting Russian foreign minister in bid to calm Ukraine tensions
America’s top diplomat said last night that Moscow was looking for a “pretext” to invade Ukraine further.
Putin calls end to 'military exercises' as Kerry heads to Kiev
The Russian President has called an end to the drill near Ukraine’s border involving army, navy and airforce troops.
Russia in ground-breaking talks with Syrian opposition
The development brings with it a glimmer of hope for the end of the bloody conflict.
Hillary Clinton to give human rights speech at DCU
The US Secretary of State will deliver an address in the Helix this Thursday.
Syria: Rebels target government aircraft after seizing air defence building
A total of 125 people killed in violence nationwide on Friday including 74 civilians, 29 soldiers and 22 rebels according to one report.
Russia vetoes UN statement on Syrian killings - again
Russia puts a hold on a Security Council statement declaring the Treimsa attacks to be a “violation” of the ceasefire.
Russia says foreign partners in 'blackmail' over Syria
Moscow has rejected attempts by the West to pressure it into supporting a UN resolution on Syria.
Civil war declared in Syria as fighting escalates
Meanwhile, the UN is pressing China and Russia to back tougher action against Bashar Assad.
Syrian regime troops shell rebels in mountains
There has been more heavy fighting as Russia called for an international conference to resolve the conflict.
Al-Qaeda chief urges outside help for Syria rebels
Ayman al-Zawahri calls on Muslims elsewhere in the Arab World to join the uprising against Syrian president Bashar Assad.
Syria: 28 killed in Aleppo bomb blasts
Bashar Assad’s forces continue to bombard the city of Homs as the government said that military complexes in the economically important city of Aleppo had been targeted today.
Over a dozen dead as shelling of Syrian city of Homs continues
Scores of people have died in the last week alone as UN chief Ban Ki Moon said that the failure to agree a resolution on Syria at the UN Security Council has been “disastrous”.
Syria: Dozens reported dead as shelling of Homs continues
The violence comes despite more assurances from president Bashar Assad to end the bombardment and start dialogue with rebel fighters.
Syria: Shelling resumes in Homs as Russian foreign minister due for talks
Sergei Lavrov is in Damascus today but has remained tight-lipped about what he will tell Syrian officials after Russia’s veto of a UN resolution last week.