Rosneft signs offtake contract with Kurdistan regional government of IraqBusiness & Economy February 21, 10:15
Defense Ministry reports fifth S-400 regiment put on combat duty in Moscow regionMilitary & Defense February 21, 10:02
UN chief calls late Ambassador Churkin 'uniquely skilled diplomat'World February 21, 8:01
Vitaly Churkin’s sense of humor will be remembered by his UN colleagues — Ban-Ki-moonWorld February 21, 7:59
People bringing flowers to Russian Foreign Ministry in memory of late Ambassador ChurkinRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 20, 23:55
US envoy to UN pays tribute to Churkin’s ‘great skill’ in advocating Russia's positionWorld February 20, 23:29
Energy minister says Russia outpaces its February schedule of oil production cutBusiness & Economy February 20, 23:02
Russian UN envoy Vitaly Churkin’s death is big loss for Russia, premier saysRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 20, 22:52
Colleagues mourn Russia's ambassador to UN as 'diplomatic giant and wonderful character'World February 20, 21:58
VIENNA, May 17. /TASS/. Moscow believes that the introduction of unilateral sanctions against Libya and Yemen is a big mistake, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday, adding that sanctions really worsen the humanitarian situation of civilians.
"The sanctions that were introduced as a so-called political lever, really worsen the humanitarian situation of civilians," the minister said. "And, by the way, unilateral sanctions in a situation in which something goes wrong with the establishment of a political dialogue, are already being introduced against separate persons in Yemen and in Libya. We believe it is a big mistake, undermining the efforts aimed at ensuring national conciliation - both in Syria an in any other internal conflict situation," Lavrov said.