Kiev military launch more than 200 shells, destroy house in DonbassWorld October 23, 11:10
Rescuers evacuate 15 people from house hit by gas explosionSociety & Culture October 23, 11:07
Russian health minister says producing vaccines in Nicaragua is "very profitable"Society & Culture October 23, 7:36
Russia, EU should set up strategic planning committee — former foreign ministerRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 6:07
DPR to raise issue of Ukrainian forces’ shellings in DPR’s south — envoyWorld October 23, 5:06
Georgia’s Orthodox patriarch to visit Moscow to mark Russian patriarch’s 70th birthdaySociety & Culture October 23, 4:21
Iraqi forces enter last settlement on northern approaches to Mosul — mediaWorld October 23, 3:56
Azerbaijan’s president says his country will not increase oil outputBusiness & Economy October 23, 3:29
Second round of parliamentary election to be held in Lithuania on SundayWorld October 23, 2:49
MOSCOW, March 12 (Itar-Tass) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said he supported a mission by U.N./LAS Special Envoy for Syria Kofi Annan.
During a telephone conversation, which was held on March 11, Lavrov said he “lauded a mission by U.N./LAS Special Envoy for Syria Kofi Annan”.
“In pursuance of the agreements, which were reached in Cairo on March 10, Kofi Annan told Sergei Lavrov about starting his mission in Damascus. Annan confirmed his commitment to cooperating with Russia in order to achieve the peaceful settlement in Syria,” the Russian Foreign Ministry reported.
From his part, Lavrov said he upheld Annan’s mission in compliance with Russia’s position on ceasing violence by all parties and starting a dialogue between the government and the opposition.