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.

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

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

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 warns of `huge threat` if Syria talks fail

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, blasted critics of a US-Russia initiative for a peace conference on Syria.

Russia not in talks over Assad`s future: Lavrov

Moscow is not holding talks with anyone over Syrian President Bashar al-Assad`s future, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

Russian foreign minister to visit Pakistan

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit Pakistan during October 3-4 amid efforts by Islamabad to step up contacts with the political and military leadership in Moscow.

Russia hits out at West`s `chilling` stance on Syria

Russia accused Western powers of encouraging terrorism over their refusal to condemn the suicide bombing that killed Syria`s defence minister last week.

Russia recognises anti-Gaddafi national council: Foreign Minister

Russia on Tuesday said it recognises
anti-Gaddafi Transitional National Council as a legitimate negotiator in resolving the Libya crisis and deciding the future of the troubled North African nation.