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US should stop acting like it has ‘special status’ – Lavrov

The American reaction to the recent Russian-led peacekeeping operation in Kazakhstan is a sign that the US thinks it alone has “special status” to maintain law and order around the world, Moscow’s top diplomat has said following talks in Geneva. Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke at a press conference on …

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Lavrov reveals outcome of security talks with Blinken

Washington has pledged to respond in writing to Moscow’s proposed security guarantees, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has announced following talks with his American counterpart, Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Speaking to journalists shortly after the meeting in the Swiss city of Geneva on Friday, Lavrov said the US side …

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Lavrov & Blinken meet for crunch Russia-US talks in Geneva

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his American counterpart, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, are sitting down to discuss Moscow’s security proposals and determine whether a deal can be done to de-escalate tensions with NATO. The two top diplomats are holding talks in the Swiss city of Geneva, with the pair …

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Moscow losing patience with West – Lavrov

Russia is becoming increasingly weary with the actions of Western powers, Moscow’s top diplomat has warned, following negotiations this week with Washington and NATO on European security concerns. Speaking at a press conference on Friday, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov stressed that Moscow’s “patience has come to an end. We are …

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Elbows no more: Lavrov & Blinken finally shake hands (VIDEO) 

That was in Iceland, last May, where they held a cordial and business-like discussion. On Thursday, they were set to discuss tensions around Ukraine, in the Swedish capital, on the sidelines of an OSCE event. The meeting came as NATO accused Russia of amassing forces close to Ukrainian borders. Moscow has rejected …

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‘Russia is not going to join NATO’, FM Lavrov quips before private meeting with head of US-led bloc Stoltenberg at UN in New York

Speaking in front of Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, and in the direction of gathered journalists, the veteran diplomat quipped that Brussels might attempt to convince Moscow to become a member. “Guys, don’t try your luck,” Lavrov joked. “Russia is not going to join NATO.” The long-serving foreign minister is in New …

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Russia calls for reform of UN Security Council: Lavrov says West has ‘excessive representation’ and it should include more nations

Writing for Moscow daily Kommersant, Lavrov said Western nations had too much power on the United Nations Security Council, and the proposed limitations would democratize international relations. The Security Council, made up of 15 countries, includes five permanent members: China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. There …

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