Posts Tagged ‘Sergey Lavrov’

Syria war pause plan agreed by world powers

(Media Release) World powers have agreed to seek a nationwide “cessation of hostilities” in Syria to begin in a week’s time, after talks in Munich, Germany. The halt will not apply to the battle against jihadist groups Islamic State (IS) and al-Nusra Front. The 17-member International Syria Support Group (ISSG) also agreed to accelerate and […]

Alexander Litvinenko accused Vladimir Putin of being a pedophile months before he was poisoned

(Media Release) Sir Robert Owen’s inquiry looked at the former FSB agent’s “highly personal attacks” on the Russian President, which culminated with an article on the Chechenpress website in July 2006, four months before he was poisoned. Mr Litvinenko’s article, which was published as evidence in the report, started by recounting a meeting between Mr […]

Syria peace talks: Russia and US lay groundwork for ceasefire

(Media Release)  Damascus government and rebels consider allowing humanitarian relief as battling sides due in Paris for UN-led talks. Syria‘s government and the opposition have agreed to consider opening humanitarian access in the run-up to a peace conference that would bring the sides together for the first time, top diplomats for Russia and the US said on Monday. […]

Syria crisis: Russia warns Obama against ‘violation’ of international law

                                      Russia rebuffed President Barack Obama’s threat of unilateral action against Syria Tuesday, as officials said 2,500 refugees fled across the border into Turkey in just 24 hours – one of the highest daily refugee flows of recent […]

Syria conflict: West ‘blackmailing’ Russia on sanctions

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said Western attempts to get Moscow to discuss sanctions against Syria contain “elements of blackmail”. Mr Lavrov said the West had threatened to end a UN observer mission if Russia opposed its draft resolution. Peace envoy Kofi Annan is due in Moscow, and is expected to urge Moscow to […]

Syria:’Besieged’ Homs endures tank assault

The Syrian military is reportedly moving deeper into residential areas in the city of Homs, a day after the Russian foreign minister said President Bashar al-Assad was “fully committed” to ending the bloodshed. Activists said the army was firing rockets and mortar rounds to subdue opposition districts on Wednesday, as tanks entered the Inshaat neighbourhood […]

Syria crisis: Russia’s Sergei Lavrov meets Assad

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is in Syria for talks with President Bashar al-Assad amid a renewed government assault on rebel forces. Mr Lavrov was greeted by pro-Assad crowds as he arrived in Damascus. The visit comes after Russia and China vetoed a Western-backed UN resolution criticising the crackdown in Syria. A new international initiative […]

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