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Thursday, 3 December 2015

Lavrov Called for End of Economic Blockade against Novorossiya at OSCE Confab

00 Mother Bear. 28.04.14


Minister of Foreign Affairs S V Lavrov, speaking at a meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council in Belgrade, called for an immediate end to the economic blockade of the Donbass:

The most-pressing priority facing us is the immediate lifting of the economic blockade of the Donbass, which is totally unjustified. We remain convinced that the prospects for a peaceful resolution of the Ukrainian conflict are real… no one contests this. To implement this, we must scrupulously carry through all aspects of the Minsk accords through direct dialogue, to ensure that the Ukrainian side doesn’t shirk its obligations nor assign blame to others, nor issue militant rhetoric to provoke a breach of the ceasefire. Our collective effort through the Normandy Quartet contact group and the OSCE mission special monitoring mission in the Ukraine should aim at settling the Ukrainian issue.

3 December 2015



Monday, 29 June 2015

29 June 2015. Translated Russian Demot… S V Lavrov on External Pressure


S V Lavrov is more of a human being than Chilly Hilly, John McCain, Joe Biden, Ted Cruz, John Kerry, and Marco Rubio combined. The Old Master has spent his entire adult life in the diplomatic service, and it shows in his professional, principled, decent, and upright demeanour… quite unlike the Americans I named. If I had to choose between Sergei Viktorovich or Chilly Hilly, it’s no contest… I’d go for the person with character, which cuts out Hilly from the top.


Wednesday, 24 June 2015

24 June 2015. A Translated Russian Demot… Slava Ukraina! OOPS! Crimea IS Russia!

00 putin and lavrov cartoon. 240615


Friday, 27 March 2015

Lavrov Sez USA Uses Hypocritical Double Standard in Yemen and the Ukraine

00 Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Iranian counterpart Ali Akbar Salehi. 06.12


On Thursday, Minister of Foreign Affairs S V Lavrov said at a press conference that American approaches towards ousted Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi and former Ukrainian President V F Yanukovich represent double standards, saying, “I have to use a much-employed cliché… its obvious double standards, but we clearly didn’t want either what’s happening in the Ukraine, nor what’s happening in Yemen”.

On Wednesday, a Saudi Arabian-led coalition, which includes Bahrain, Qatar, and Egypt, launched airstrikes against Houthi rebel positions in Yemen following a request by Hadi. The USA isn’t participating in the military operation, but agreed to provide logistical and intelligence support. Yemen has been in political turmoil since Houthi rebels took control of Sanaa, the capital, and ousted President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi in late January. Currently, Houthi fighters are battling government troops in the central part of the country, whilst al-Qaeda militants make advances in the south. On 12 February, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that Yemen was sitting on the brink of collapse amidst continuing violence in the country.

Lavrov said, “These games played out in confrontations between Sunnis and Shiites are very dangerous. There’s no other solution for Yemen apart from renewing negotiations, which were in process, mediated by the Special Representative of the UN General Secretariat. We insist on this, we hope that other countries involved in the Yemen situation in one way or another will act accordingly”.

27 March 2015

Sputnik International


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