Sergei Lavrov

Casualties in southern Ukraine strikes, after Russia quits Snake Island

At least 17 people were killed and dozens wounded on July 1 in missile strikes on Ukraine's Odessa region, a day after Russian troops abandoned positions on a strategic island in a major setback to the Kremlin's invasion.

The news came after NATO leaders wrapped up a summit in Madrid, with US President Joe Biden announcing $800 million in new weapons for Ukraine.

The West does not allow Ukraine to negotiate with Moscow? "The ball is on their side"

Lavrov added that he would gladly accept the invitation of the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, to gather for talks on the territory of Belarus.
"I do not see any possibility for Ukraine to make any proposals, but we will not propose anything either. We presented our proposals a long time ago. Now the ball is on their side," Lavrov said.

Türkiye to host Ukraine grain talks next week: Report

Türkiye next week will host Russian, Ukrainian and U.N. officials for talks aimed at resuming stalled grain exports across the Black Sea, media reported on June 21. 

The meeting in Istanbul would be preceded by a visit to Moscow by a Turkish defense delegation this week, CNN Turk cited Turkish presidential sources as saying.

President Erdoğan meets Venezuelan counterpart

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has met with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro who arrived in Turkey late on June 7 for an official visit.

The VTV state channel showed footage of Maduro arriving at the airport in Ankara, where he was received by senior officials of Turkey, an important ally of Venezuela.

"Serbia accepts Lavrov's invitation"; "There was hysteria directed at Serbia"

Alexander Botsan Kharchenko told Russia 24 television that Serbia accepted with great pleasure the invitation of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov for his Serbian counterpart Nikola Selakovic to visit Russia, and that appropriate instructions have already been given in that regard, the Srna agency reported.

Serbian Leader Rages About ‘Hysteria’ After Russian Minister’s Visit Blocked

Aleksandar Vucic told state broadcaster Radio-Television Serbia on Monday evening that he has never seen so much hysteria against Serbia as was caused by the announcement that Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov would be visiting Belgrade.

"Serbia to focus"

The State Department said on the occasion of the decision of Montenegro, Bulgaria and North Macedonia not to allow the overflight of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's plane on the way to Belgrade, that they, as sovereign states, "made sovereign decisions on airspace, reflecting Europe's determination to hold Russia "accountable" for the attack on Ukraine.

Russia Voices Fury About Cancelling of Lavrov Visit to Serbia

Following days of uncertainty, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov's visit to Serbia was cancelled on Monday after countries around Serbia closed their airspace to his aircraft - a move that that Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova described as "another closed channel of communication"