Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Thursday told Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel that Moscow continued to reject the economic, commercial, and financial blockade imposed by Washington on Havanna. The Russian diplomat also met with former President Raúl Castro and with his Cuban counterpart, Bruno Rodríguez Parrilla during the last stop of his Latin America and Caribbean tour which included Brazil, Venezuela, and Nicaragua.
During the second stop of his Latin American tour after Brasilia and ahead of Cuba and Nicaragua, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Tuesday said in Caracas in front of his local colleague Yván Gil Pinto that Venezuela was “without a doubt” one of Russia's “most loyal partners.”
Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Brasilia on Monday, where he discussed issues such as trade and Russia’s war in Ukraine with members of Lula’s administration.
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is off on a Latin American tour during which he will visit Brazil, Venezuela, Nicaragua, and Cuba between April 17 and 21 to strengthen bilateral cooperation in political, economic, commercial, educational, and humanitarian matters, according to Moscow.
Russia took over the United Nations Security Council rotating presidency on Saturday promising to act as an honest broker, Moscow's First Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Dmitry Polyansky said on Telegram. He added that all attempts to provoke Russia are doomed to fail. Unlike our former Western partners, we play fair in the international arena and we do not promote double standards, he added.
Foreign Ministers of the G20 countries had a bitter day rounding up their two-day meeting Friday in Bali, Indonesia, as the case of the war in Ukraine took center stage and divided positions among attendees.
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Tuesday said his country would welcome the enlargement of the BRICS bloc made up of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa by adding Argentina and Iran to the list of member nations.
The OPEC+ alliance is solid and the tight cooperation between Russia and Saudi Arabia has never been stronger, said Russian Foreign Ministry Sergey Lavrov, following a meeting with his Saudi counterpart Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud, and ahead of this week´s OPEC+ meeting to consider output levels.
Russian President Vladimir Putin Tuesday told United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that no solution could be achieved in the crisis with Ukraine without solving the territorial issue of Crimea and Donbas.
Western powers have started imposing sanctions on Russia for its unilateral decision to move into the rogue Ukrainian provinces of Donetsk and Lugansk in the Donbass region, which have now proclaimed themselves as independent republics (DPR and LPR) with friendship agreements with Moscow which include dual citizenship, mutual defense, and a unified currency.