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President Joe Biden earlier called his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin “a war criminal” in the wake of Moscow’s military operation in Ukraine. The Russian Foreign Ministry handed a note of protest to the US Ambassador John Sullivan on Monday over Biden’s comments about Vladimir Putin – remarks that, according to Moscow, put the relations between the Kremlin and the White House on the verge of being severed.
VT publishes the text of Russia's Foreign Minister Speech on March 18 demonstrating his country's current position on the War in Ukraine and its relation to the West.
Lavrov: This is a crucial moment, a landmark in contemporary history because, in the broad sense of the word, it reflects the battle for a future international order. The West stopped using the term “international law,” embodied in the UN Charter, many years ago, and it invented the term “rules-based order.” These rules were written by members of an inner circle.
Iranian and Russian FMs discuss Ukraine, Syria and the Iran nuclear talks.
Talks to resolve the Ukrainian crisis.
Together, the US and Russia have 90% of the world’s nuclear warheads, and a direct conflict between the two powers could quickly spiral into a nuclear war.
Jim W. Dean - Putin and Lavrov have reminded everybody again that the winter exercises are due to end soon.
Jim W. Dean - Why has Iran not pushed in the negotiations that it could be more flexible if Israel's nuclear program was put under UN control as part of denuclearizing the region?
Jim W. Dean - I have to ask who is playing who here? Or is it everybody playing everybody else, like in the Intel world?
"We maintain contacts and relations with them because we do not consider them a terrorist organization." Lavrov
A ceasefire has been announced, beginning 12:00 on 10 October, 2020, for humanitarian purposes for the exchange of prisoners of war and other detainees, and bodies of the dead, to be mediated in accordance with the criteria of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
“It is time to stop applying Western metrics to our actions and stop trying to be liked by the West at any cost.” - Lavrov
Salman Rafi Sheikh -- The “Indo-Pacific Strategy” is largely aimed at entrenching the US in the region with a view to countering the increasing Russian and Chinese economic and political influence.
Jim W. Dean - Maybe it is time for offering enlistees a choice of contracts of their joining the mercenary pirate military where they would get bonus pay from the looting, or the one to defend the country against all enemies, including those in the command structure.
Another concept the West frequently invokes is the so-called 'rules-based order.' However, the 'rules' in question are being invented by the Western politicians themselves and ‘selectively’ applied to serve their own needs, using this trick to ‘usurp the decision-making process’ from others
Jim W. Dean - If the US cannot be an unbiased UN host, then it is time for it to step aside and let a new candidate take over.
... from Press TV, Tehran - First published ... August 26, 2019 - The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin is equally concerned about attacks by...
Jim W. Dean - Lavrov does not mention an "or else" course of action as to what Russia or even Iran would do if this crazy situation continues, with Turkey supplying the Idlib militants.
Jim W. Dean - There was no more talk of the EU renewing sanctions if Iran leaves the JCPOA, seeming to indicate that Iran did not kill the deal, the US did.
Lavrov speaks, "We have irrefutable evidence that this was another staged event, and that the secret services of a certain state that is now at the forefront of a Russophobic campaign was involved in this staged event."
To expand the horizons of its "red lines," Russia should get out of someone else's economic project, political analyst Leonid Krutakov said. In an interview...
Months-long efforts of US investigators to find alleged Russian collusion with President Donald Trump’s campaign have led to the discovery of a “Ukrainian trail,”...
Lavrov - "Terrorists must be obliterated, none should be allowed to escape."
Lavrov: “We don’t have any information about anyone preparing an attack on Israel."
Jim W. Dean - This Tillerson statement is a hoot, that Russia has a "special responsibility" to aid the peace process in Syria, when he knows if the Russians had not come in, the jihadis would have won, and we would have a mess 50 times bigger than Libya.
TASS/. The new strike of the US Air Force in Syria confirms Washington’s intention to use the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group (outlawed in Russia)...
VT has been exclusively briefed on the meeting in Washington between President Donald Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov. Much from this story is translated "on the fly" from Arabic and Russian.
Gordon Duff - As the US has now changed sides and is clearly working with ISIS and al Qaeda, who are openly Saudi allies, it is the United States that needs a regime change and Trump that needs to go to Russia for political asylum.
It is of major importance to unite the efforts of Russia and the US-led coalition in order to improve efficiency of the counterterrorist fight in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday.
Until Friday, the United States had been doing its best to try to “push provisions that would take the heat off Al-Nusra, which directs the militants in the unliberated parts of eastern Aleppo,” Lavrov noted,
You cannot intentionally or unintentionally reject or dismiss practical reason and remain a rational creature.
Besides Lavrov and Kerry, the chief diplomats from Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Iran will also take part in the talks.
Russia says it will safeguard "its assets" in Syria if the United States plans to bombard the military airfields of the Syrian government. Russian Foreign...
Russia is ready to urge the Syrian government to let Al-Nusra Front militants exit Aleppo with their weapons, as proposed by the UN envoy to Syria, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says.
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