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17.09.2014 - ISIS CHALLENGE MUST BE ADDRESSED COLLECTIVELY (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

Aggressive actions by the so-called “Islamic State”, which is also known as ISIS, threaten the future of Iraq as well as that of its neighbouring countries, including Syria.


17.09.2014 - Interview by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov with Russia Beyond the Headlines, Rossiyskaya Gazeta’s supplement to Spain’s El Pais

Our position is absolutely clear: we want peace in Ukraine.


12.09.2014 - Interview by the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, to Nizhny Novgorod State Regional TV and Radio Company, 10 September 2014

Question: The Nizhny Novgorod Region has been a closed region for a long time. We had to work much to get a weight in the global community, including by making business trips to foreign countries and making presentations for foreign partners. Finally, 104 foreign delegations visited the region in 2013. What is your assessment of region’s international activities? What prospects does the Nizhny Novgorod Region have? Sergey Lavrov: In general, the Nizhny Novgorod Region is famous not only for its cooperation with many foreign partners. First of all, this is one of the most quickly developing regions of Russia, the driver of foreign economic activities and international ties of the Near-Volga Federal District, the leading district in the Russian Federation by rate of industrial production and exports of high tech products. Such regions reinforce our positions in global markets and in international affairs in general.


11.09.2014 - The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: Allies Of A New Type (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

The SCO has become an influential organisation and an important factor in the emergence of a new polycentric world order.


11.09.2014 - Interview of the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to ITAR-TASS, September 10, 2014

Question: Will you agree that you’ve had a really hot time for the past six months? S.V.Lavrov: And it’s not all over yet. Generally speaking, there has been no calm in foreign politics for a long time.


10.09.2014 - Article of the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov “The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation: Peace and prosperity through security and stability” published in Rossiyskaya Gazeta of September 10, 2014

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation Summit, to be held in Dushanbe on 11-12 September, will be attended by the leaders of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, China, Russia, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, as well as heads and senior representatives of observer states, international organisations and other guests.


09.09.2014 - Defeating ISIS requires genuinely collective effort and total commitment (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

Today, the international community is rightly concerned over the unprecedented surge in ISIS’s terrorist activities in Iraq.


26.08.2014 - A case study in the failure to learn from history (Russian Ambassador to UK Alexander Yakovenko, special to RBTH)

Alexander Yakovenko sees parallels to past events in the current crisis in Ukraine.


26.08.2014 - Interview by the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to Russia Beyond the Headlines, supplement of the Rossiyskaya Gazeta to The Daily Telegraph, August 26, 2014

Question: Minister Lavrov, there has been repeated speculation, particularly in Western media, that Russian troops could be deployed in Ukraine and even that they have already crossed the border into Ukrainian territory. Is such an action possible in your view?


15.08.2014 - Fighting ISIS only in Iraq is like extinguishing only half of a fire (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

British politicians and media are expressing their concern over the advance of terrorist Islamic State forces in Iraq and stress the need to counter this threat. The atrocities by Islamic radicals deserve the most strongest condemnation. The events in Iraq are another confirmation that terrorism is an absolute evil, and all responsible members of the international community should engage in coordinated efforts, rejecting any double standards.


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