Start intra-Ukrainian talks, Moscow urges Kiev

 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Wednesday urged Kiev to start talks with all domestic parties concerned.

Russia calls for international efforts to combat terrorism

Russia is calling on the international community to join efforts in defeating terrorism in the Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Monday.

NATO expansion to Russian borders unacceptable: Lavrov

NATO's expansion by pulling more Russia's neighbouring countries into the alliance is unacceptable, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Saturday.

Ukrainian neutrality "a basic issue" for Russia: Lavrov

Ukraine`s non-aligned status is "a basic issue" for Moscow and efforts in Kiev to scrap it are an American-inspired bid to drive a wedge between Russia and Europe, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday.

Sushma Swaraj meets Russian counterpart, discusses bilateral ties

India and Russia on Friday reviewed entire gamut of their bilateral relationship including cooperation in crucial sectors of defence, energy security, trade and investment and agreed to inject fresh vigour in the strategic and time-tested ties.

Russia hopes talks on east Ukraine status to start `quickly`: Lavrov
Russia hopes talks on east Ukraine status to start `quickly`: Lavrov

Russia expressed hope on Tuesday that talks between Kiev and rebel leaders on the status of eastern Ukraine would start shortly.

Russia warns NATO, US over Ukraine before summit

Russia`s foreign minister warned NATO not to offer Ukraine membership of the alliance as it gathered for a summit on Thursday and told the United States not to try to impose its will on the former Soviet republic.

Russia's Lavrov urges US to "talk sense" into Kiev

Russia said on Tuesday that Ukraine`s moves to join NATO were aimed at undermining efforts to end the war in the east of the country, and called on Washington to use its influence and "talk sense" into Kiev.

Ukraine talks should discuss immediate, unconditional ceasefire: Russia
Ukraine talks should discuss immediate, unconditional ceasefire: Russia

A meeting of the Ukraine Contact Group in Minsk on Monday should discuss an immediate and unconditional ceasefire, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

Russia says agreement reached on aid to Ukraine but not on ceasefire

Russia on Monday said all objections to it sending a humanitarian convoy to Ukraine had been resolved but said no progress had been made in Berlin talks toward a ceasefire between government and rebel forces in the east of the country.

West warns Russia against `illegal` invasion of Ukraine

The West warned Russia on Saturday that any attempt to enter Ukraine on "humanitarian" grounds would be considered an "illegal" invasion after Kiev claimed Russian troops had tried to cross the border in the guise of aid workers.

NATO a tension-maker: Russian minister

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) would create tensions with Moscow even if there was no Ukraine crisis.

Russia says Lavrov, Kerry agree on need for swift ceasefire in Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry agreed in a phone conversation on Sunday on the importance of ensuring a swift ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, a Foreign Ministry statement in Moscow said.

Lavrov, Kerry appeal for ceasefire, talks in Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry Sunday called for immediate ceasefire in Ukraine`s conflict zone as well as to hold negotiations between the conflicting parties.

US presses Russia to stop backing Ukraine separatists

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday pushed Russia to stop backing pro-Moscow insurgents in Ukraine, as the West mulled further sanctions against the government of Vladimir Putin.

Russia, Germany discuss `need to extend Ukraine ceasefire`

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his German counterpart Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Wednesday discussed the necessity of extending Ukraine`s one-week ceasefire, the foreign ministry in Moscow said.

Russian embassy protesters in Kiev `wanted to see blood`: Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov claimed on Sunday that a Ukrainian mob that attacked Moscow`s embassy in Kiev wanted to take over the compound and see "blood spilt".

Russia says `no progress whatsoever` in defusing Ukraine crisis

Russia said on thursday it saw no progress by Ukraine in efforts to defuse the crisis in the separatist east and called for a probe into the ex-Soviet country`s alleged use of banned weapons.

Russia tells US that Kiev must stop operation in east Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday that the Ukrainian government must stop its military operation and agree a ceasefire with separatists.

Sergei Lavrov thanks Sushma Swaraj for helping Russians in Uttarakhand mishap

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday called his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj for providing immediate assistance to the Russian tourists who had met with an accident in Uttarakhand yesterday.