New US sanctions law could undermine relations with Russia: Lavrov

New US legislation authorising sanctions on Russia over the Ukraine crisis could undermine relations between Moscow and Washington for a long time, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying on Friday.

John Kerry, Sergei Lavrov to meet as tensions soar over Ukraine

Top US diplomat John Kerry is set to meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Rome on Sunday, amid anger in Moscow over the prospect of new US sanctions and possible supply of lethal military aid to Ukraine.

Kerry, Lavrov to meet as tensions soar over Ukraine

Top US diplomat John Kerry is set to meet his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Rome on Sunday, amid anger in Moscow over the prospect of new US sanctions and possible supply of lethal military aid to Ukraine.

Kerry heads to talks on Palestinian statehood bid

US Secretary of State John Kerry left early Sunday for a series of meetings in Europe seeking to head off an end-of-year UN showdown over a Palestinian bid for statehood.

Kerry to meet Russia`s Lavrov in Rome on Monday

Top US diplomat John Kerry will meet with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Rome on Monday, amid a toughening American response to a Kremlin-backed separatist insurgency in Ukraine.

Russia's Lavrov says peace talks in Ukraine needed swiftly
Russia's Lavrov says peace talks in Ukraine needed swiftly

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reiterated on Friday Moscow`s calls to convene as soon as possible another round of peace talks on the conflict in east Ukraine`s Donbass region, TASS news agency reported.

France `must fulfil obligations` over warship delivery: Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Friday warned France its reputation was on the line over the delivery of a controversial warship to Russia which has been delayed due to the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

Kerry, Lavrov to meet Thursday on Ukraine, Mideast

US Secretary of State John Kerry will hold talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov at an OSCE meeting on Thursday in Basel, Switzerland, a US official said, with topics set to include Ukraine and the Middle East.

Russia ready to host Mideast nuclear disarmament talks: Lavrov

 Moscow is ready to host a conference on ridding the Middle East of weapons of mass destruction, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in Sudan on Wednesday.

Russia`s Lavrov heading to Vienna for Iran talks: Reports

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is heading to Vienna to join the Iran nuclear talks and is expected there late Sunday, RIA Novosti state news agency reported, citing a diplomat.

Russia accuses West of seeking regime change in Moscow over Ukraine
Russia accuses West of seeking regime change in Moscow over Ukraine

Russia on Saturday accused the West of seeking regime change in Moscow, raising tensions over the conflict in Ukraine in the worst crisis in relations since the end of the Cold War.

'Syrian team, Putin to discuss relaunching peace talks'

A high-level Syrian delegation is to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow to discuss a possible relaunch of peace talks with the opposition, a senior Syrian official said on Thursday.

Russia urges Kiev to talk directly to separatists

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday Ukraine`s leaders must talk directly to separatists in the east of the country and should not treat Moscow as a party to the conflict. 

Russia not to blame for negative EU ties: Lavrov

There is no alternative to cooperation between Moscow and the European Union, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday, adding that Moscow was not to blame for strains in relations with Brussels over the Ukraine crisis.

German FM sees `no grounds for optimism` in Ukraine

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Tuesday he was not optimistic about an end to the crisis in Ukraine because of a "dangerous" escalation of fighting in the east.

Five more Ukrainian soldiers killed, German foreign minister visits Kiev

Five Ukrainian soldiers have been killed in the conflict in eastern Ukraine in the past 24 hours, the military said on Tuesday, as Germany`s foreign minister prepared to hold talks on the crisis in both Kiev and Moscow.

Hope ties with EU have not crossed point of no return: Sergei Lavrov

Minsk: Russia hopes its ties with the EU had not yet crossed the point of no return over the Ukraine crisis after Brussels slapped more sanctions against Kremlin-backed separatists fighting Kiev.

German and Russian foreign ministers to discuss Ukraine in Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is to meet his German counterpart in Moscow next week for talks on the escalating conflict in Ukraine, Moscow said Thursday.

Russia, US call for Iran nuclear deal 'as soon as possible': Moscow

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his US counterpart John Kerry said today that an agreement on a nuclear deal with Iran should be reached as soon as possible.

US welcome to mediate Ukraine crisis: Russia

Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov said on Saturday that US involvement in resolving the conflict in Ukraine would be a "step in the right direction", after meeting with his US counterpart John Kerry in Beijing.