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US presses Russia to stop backing Ukraine separatists

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 02, 2014, 05:40

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`

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 20:57

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

Last Updated: Monday, June 16, 2014, 01:03

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

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 18:36

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

Last Updated: Thursday, June 12, 2014, 04:50

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

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 21:39

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.

Ukraine rebels help Russia send aid to east: Sergei Lavrov

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 17:33

Russia is sending humanitarian aid to Ukraine`s conflict-hit east with the help of pro-Kremlin rebels, foreign minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday, the first time Moscow has explicitly acknowledged links to the militants.

Ukraine sees "understanding" with Russia on peace moves

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 03:47

Ukraine said on Monday it had reached a "mutual understanding" with Moscow on parts of a plan proposed by President Petro Poroshenko for ending violence in the east of the country.

Russia troops pulling back, but `danger` remains: Kerry

Last Updated: Friday, May 30, 2014, 06:04

Russian troops massed on Ukraine`s borders are moving back toward Moscow, but there are still "danger signs," US Secretary of State John Kerry said late Thursday.

Russia`s Lavrov warns of "fratricidal war" in Ukraine

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 19:39

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday accused the West of pushing Ukraine into a "fratricidal war" and repeated Moscow`s calls for an end to the interim Ukrainian government`s military action against pro-Russian separatists.

Russia to hit back at Western sanctions: Russian minister

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 21:14

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Wednesday Moscow may retaliate against Western sanctions if those countries continue confrontation, indicating possible blow to such payment systems as Visa and MasterCard.

Ukraine on brink of civil war: Sergei Lavrov

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 18:47

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday that Ukraine is on the brink of civil war, making it difficult to hold free and fair elections later this month.