Russia: US caused chaos

2015-02-23 21:14

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has accused the United States of plunging the Middle East into chaos and fuelling the rise of extremists.

Palestinians push UN bid as Kerry meets Netanyahu

2014-12-15 10:17

US Secretary of State John Kerry will meet the Israeli prime minister, two days before Palestinians push for a draft UN resolution to end the Israeli occupation.

Lavrov says deadline for Iran deal 'not sacred'

2014-10-15 07:08

Russia's foreign minister says the deadline to strike a nuclear deal with Iran is 'not sacred', in the strongest suggestion yet of a possible extension.

US open to talks with Iran on ISIS - Kerry

2014-09-16 12:36

As more than two dozen nations pledged to help Iraq fight ISIS militants, the US says it is open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier opposition to Tehran even attending the conference.

Kiev warns of 'great war' with Russia

2014-09-02 06:39

Ukrainian forces have ceded a strategic eastern airport to pro-Russian insurgents as the government in Kiev accused Moscow of launching a "great war" that could claim tens of thousands of lives.

Kiev promises 'restraint' as army nears rebels

2014-07-10 12:33

Rebel strongholds in eastern Ukraine have braced for more fighting as Western leaders piled pressure on Kiev to strike a truce with pro-Russian separatists.

Ceasefire needed for Ukraine negotiations - Russia

2014-06-23 13:02

Russia's foreign ministry says that a "durable ceasefire" is needed in eastern Ukraine between government forces and pro-Moscow rebels before peace negotiations could start.

Ukraine's new leader to talk to Russia

2014-05-26 15:57

Ukraine's new president-elect has wasted no time immediately focusing on the top issues at hand - saying he was willing to begin talks with Moscow.

Putin's 'New Russia' takes shape in east Ukraine

2014-05-15 10:35

Fielding questions last month, President Vladimir Putin has described regions of eastern and southern Ukraine as a "New Russia" that could one day return to Moscow's control.

Ukraine accuses Russia of seeking 'third world war'

2014-04-25 14:40

Kiev has accused Moscow of seeking to trigger a "third world war" as military tensions soared in east Ukraine and US President Barack Obama led a diplomatic charge against Russia.


Lavrov: Ukraine step toward Nato counter-productive

2014-12-23 22:01

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has said that Ukraine's adoption of a bill to drop its non-aligned status was "absolutely counter-productive".

West wants Russian regime change, says Kremlin

2014-11-22 22:06

Russia has accused the West of seeking regime change in Moscow, raising tensions over the conflict in Ukraine in the worst crisis in relations since the end of the Cold War.

Mugabe backs Russia

2014-09-16 19:26

Zimbabwean's veteran president Robert Mugabe has voiced his support for Russia describing Western sanctions against Moscow as illegal.

Russia's Lavrov urges US to talk sense

2014-09-02 18:00

Russia says Ukraine's moves to join Nato are aimed at undermining efforts to end the war in the east of the country, and called on Washington to use its influence and talk sense into Kiev.

Russia announces second aid convoy for Ukraine

2014-08-25 17:44

Russia is planning to send a second aid convoy to areas in eastern Ukraine held by pro-Russian separatist rebels, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov says.

Ukraine fighting rages as ministers prepare meeting

2014-07-02 12:28

Ukrainian government forces have pressed on with a military drive as Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France prepared a meeting of foreign ministers to control the crisis.

Ukraine situation worsening - Russia

2014-06-02 12:35

Russia will submit a draft resolution to the UN Security Council calling for an immediate end to worsening violence in Ukraine and the creation of humanitarian corridors in the east of the country.

Putin orders troops near Ukraine to return home

2014-05-19 14:13

Russian President Putin has ordered troops near Ukraine to return to their home bases and praised the launch of a dialogue between the Ukrainian government and its opponents.

Death toll rises in Ukraine, warnings of civil war

2014-05-06 12:17

The death toll from a military offensive in a flashpoint town in east Ukraine has risen to at least 34, officials say, amid fresh warnings of civil war.

Kiev will face justice for 'bloody crime' - Russia

2014-04-25 13:06

Russia has warned Kiev that it would face justice for a "bloody crime" in eastern Ukraine, where Ukrainian forces killed up to five pro-Russian rebels a day earlier.

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