Chinese missile frigate to be open for public in VladivostokMilitary & Defense September 20, 10:41
Ukraine’s Naftogaz files lawsuit with The Hague court over Crimea assetsBusiness & Economy September 20, 9:42
Both Washington and Moscow not satisfied with bilateral relations — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 20, 7:55
Situation with Russian, US diplomatic missions stabilized — TillersonWorld September 20, 7:07
Russia has no doubt that US can do something destructive to North Korea — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 20, 6:21
ECHR rules not to revise its judgement on Beslan hostage taking caseWorld September 19, 19:18
Trump vows to 'totally destroy North Korea' if threatenedWorld September 19, 17:50
Russian top brass calls on US to not hamper Damascus’ fight against terrorismMilitary & Defense September 19, 17:49
Zapad-2017 exercise puts Russian army’s "nervous system" to testMilitary & Defense September 19, 17:33
KRASNODAR, June 28. /TASS/. Moscow believes that a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his US counterpart Donald Trump will take place on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday.
"We believe that the meeting will take place since the two presidents will be in the same city, in the same building, at the same time. It would not be right if they fail to hold a conversation and discuss many issues," the Russian top diplomat pointed out. "You have mentioned Syria and Ukraine. I think, first, we need to normalize dialogue so that it would be based on the key interests of both Russia and the United States," Lavrov noted.
According to him, Russia can see that "Washington’s view has been distorted by the hatred against Russia that engulfed numerous politicians." "I believe that it is harmful for the United States, so wise experts have begun to draw attention to it," Lavrov stressed. "It also does not help solve global issues, while Russia and the United States could contribute to finding solutions to them. On the contrary, it has been hampering attempts to solve the issues that the global community has been facing," the Russian foreign minister pointed out.