Defense minister warns 'no animals in Western zoos able to boss the bear around'Russian Politics & Diplomacy February 21, 14:57
Ukraine’s envoy to UN forced to stonewall statement on Churkin — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 21, 14:35
Russia, China sign contract on supply of anti-ship missile systemsMilitary & Defense February 21, 14:33
Russian tech giant develops material to camouflage military equipment from smart weaponsMilitary & Defense February 21, 14:28
Russia’s Tigr armored vehicle enjoys strong demand on arms marketMilitary & Defense February 21, 14:23
Russia’s strategic nuclear forces to be 90% armed with modern weaponry by late 2020Military & Defense February 21, 14:14
Vitaly Churkin: Outstanding diplomat who 'knew no defeat'Russian Politics & Diplomacy February 21, 14:09
Lavrov invites Swedish politicians and journalists to visit CrimeaRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 21, 13:56
Russian top diplomat says Moscow to ensure aviation safety over Baltic SeaRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 21, 13:41
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.