Sergey Lavrov

Russia denounces Georgia protests as coup attempt

Moscow on Friday accused foreign countries of fomenting mass protests in Georgia, likening them to an attempted coup designed to sow tension on Russia's borders.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that several days of demonstrations in the Georgian capital Tbilisi reminded him of a Ukrainian uprising that ousted a Kremlin-friendly government in 2014.

Lavrov: Moldova could be the next Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov again threatened Chisinau, saying that "the West has already set its sights on the Republic of Moldova to play the role of the next Ukraine" and that Maia Sandu "is ready, practically, for almost anything, including an alliance with Romania", reported the "Romania Journal", quoting the Moldovan television TVR.

Lavrov: That is a lie

"We will continue to deny it," Lavrov said and added that no one is trying to convince Kyiv to return to the negotiating table with Moscow. "Ukrainian President Vladimir Zelensky is not independent, he is being manipulated," he believes.

Germany has Apologized for a Leopard Joke that offended Africans

Germany apologized yesterday for using a leopard emoji  to mock Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Twitter, which offended Africans, the Associated Press reported, quoted by BTA.

Germany's foreign ministry joked with Russia's foreign minister during his tour of Africa, tweeting that he was not there to look for leopards but was trying to justify Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Lavrov: "We asked the Americans..."

The United States of America has conveyed through diplomatic channels that it does not want and will not enter into a direct confrontation with Russia.
They also added that they will not send military experts to Ukraine in connection with the delivery of the Patriot air defense system, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.