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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!

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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


Lavrov Sez West Must Pay Attention to Ultranationalist Sentiment in the Ukraine

00 Lavrov. Can Russia use abstract and moralistic language. 27.03.15


On Thursday, Minister of Foreign Affairs S V Lavrov said during a press conference at the end of his visit to Guatemala, commenting on junta soldiers stating that they should murder Russian OSCE mission employees, “In any case, such threats against Russian OSCE mission employees demonstrate that ultranationalist sentiment has penetrated the armed forces. In my opinion, the OSCE mission, the European countries, and all Western states that favour the Ukrainian authorities must pay the closest attention to it, as we’ve paid attention to this threat a long time ago”. Lavrov said that we must hold all those who make such statements accountable. Repeatedly, Moscow raised concern over Ukrainian Far Right elements, trying to draw attention of the UN, the OSCE, and the Council of Europe to the issue. Lavrov pointed up, “Now, we should direct all efforts at restoring the political process under the Minsk agreements. There’s an obvious slowdown on Kiev’s side”. Lavrov added that the junta doesn’t recognise the leaders of the LNR and DNR as real partners in the negotiations, whilst Moscow insists that the Contact Group should intensify its work, saying, “Kiev said it agreed, but in reality it sought to slow down the process, only in the past days has there been some progress”.

27 March 2015

Sputnik International


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