Lavrov says Russian-US relations in ‘stand-by mode’ for nowRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 23, 13:00
Press review: Kiev bans disabled Eurovision singer and Russia's arms sales skyrocketPress Review March 23, 13:00
Russian ground forces may get new small-range air defense system by 2030Military & Defense March 23, 12:54
Kremlin hopes Kiev will rethink ban on disabled Russian Eurovision contestantRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 23, 12:36
Crimean leader calls on Eurovision participants to boycott contest in KievRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 23, 12:17
Four dead, 29 in hospital after London attacks — policeWorld March 23, 11:36
Putin offers condolences to British PM on London terrorist attackRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 23, 11:01
Russia ready to discuss further reduction of nuclear capacities — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 23, 10:51
Russia’s FSB cuts off weapons supplies from US via postal servicesRussian Politics & Diplomacy March 23, 10:18
TUNIS, March 04. /ITAR-TASS/. Presidency of the G8 is not a privilege but hard work, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said while on his visit in Tunisia on Tuesday commenting on the Western countries’ decision to suspend preparations for the G8 summit in Sochi presided by Russia.
“They seem to think it is some kind of a privilege. But in fact it is not a privilege but hard work,” said Lavrov. “The presiding country provides for the implementation of many projects coordinated within G8, including the Deauville Partnership, which are of interest for Tunisia and other countries involved in this program.”
“If the West believes the Deauville Partnership can now be put aside until it satisfies its ambitions, what can we do about it?” Lavrov wondered.