Sergei Lavrov

Russia: Syria peace talks blocked by those seeking al-Assad's ouster

Syrian peace talks are being blocked by those seeking to oust President Bashar al-Assad in violation of a United Nations resolution, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday.

Obama "deliberately destroyed" US-Russia relations, Lavrov says

Outgoing US President Barack Obama "deliberately destroyed" relations with Russia, Moscow's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said in a Thursday interview, expressing his country's readiness to work...

International talks on Syria in Switzerland end in silence

Talks between the United States, Russia, and regional stakeholders in the Syrian conflict ended Saturday evening in the Swiss city of Lausanne with no concrete results known.

Russia: "Not a single fact" to prove US election hacking allegation

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov ridiculed US allegations of Moscow-linked election hacking on Wednesday, saying in a televised interview that the claims were unproven.

Kerry, Lavrov to meet for Syria talks on Saturday in Switzerland

US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov will meet in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Saturday to discuss the conflict in Syria.

Russia says embassy attack in Syria a "consequence" of US actions

Russia's Foreign Ministry partially blamed the United States on Tuesday for a recent mortar attack on the Russian embassy in the Syrian capital Damascus.

US threatens to suspend work with Russia over Aleppo bombing

US Secretary of State John Kerry threatened Wednesday to end US engagement with Russia on Syria, further escalating tensions with Moscow over its involvement in the war-ravaged country.

US and Russia agree on Syria ceasefire plan

The United States and Russia early Saturday announced an agreement on a plan to reduce violence in Syria, calling for a ceasefire starting at sundown on Monday and a move towards a political...

No breakthrough in US, Russian diplomatic talks on Syria

The top diplomats of the United States and Russia were meeting in Geneva on Friday for talks about the war in Syria.

US, Russia close in on Syria truce deal but differences remain

The United States and Russia could not agree Friday on how to bring about a broad truce in Syria, but the top diplomats of the two key players in this conflict announced that such a deal was...

Russia rejects longer Aleppo ceasefire, hints at joint action with US

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday rejected his German counterpart's call for a ceasefire longer than the current three hours daily to allow humanitarian aid into the Syrian city of...

Germany calls on Russia to lay down arms to allow Aleppo aid

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has called on Russia to lay down its weapons to allow humanitarian aid to reach the embattled city of Aleppo in northern Syria.

Russia: Relations with Germany "not experiencing their best times"

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Sunday that Russia is not to blame for a current low point in relations between Berlin and Moscow.

Russia, US reach new deals on fighting terrorists in Syria

Russia and the United States have reached new agreements on fighting terrorists in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday.

World powers raise pressure on Syria conflict parties

The conflict parties in Syria's civil war will face consequences if they break the truce or block aid shipments, global and regional powers warned Tuesday in Vienna, at a meeting aimed at getting...