We have no desire to continue a sanctions war, trading blows.

Sergei Lavrov

Sergei Lavrov

Profession: Politician
Nationality: Russian

Some suggestions for you :

Russia would not support anything which would be actually imposed on Syrians.

Russia probably knows the true cost of revolutions better than most other countries.

You either deny terrorists any acceptance in the international life, or you make your double standard policy work the way it has been working - 'I don't like that guy in this country, so we will be calling him a dictator and topple him. This guy in another country also dictatorial, but he's our dictator.'

We are certain that Ukraine needs profound constitutional reform. In all fairness, we can't see any other way to ensure the stable development of Ukraine but to sign a federal agreement.

We have become stronger economically; we have been successfully resolving the social problems, raising the level of living - the standards of living - of the population.

Shouldn't the General Assembly adopt a declaration on the inadmissibility of interference into domestic affairs of sovereign states and nonrecognition of coup d'etats as a method of the change of power?

If you look at U.S. Congress, 80 percent of them have never left the U.S.A., so I'm not surprised about Russophobia in Congress.

Sanctions are a sign of irritation; they are not the instrument of serious policies.

There's no room for petty grievances in politics.

You cannot defeat Islamic State with airstrikes only. It's necessary to cooperate with ground troops, and the Syrian army is the most efficient and powerful ground force to fight the Islamic State.

NATO cannot accept that the unconstitutional coup in Ukraine has not led to the subjugation of the whole Ukrainian nation.

When Colonel Gadhafi started using his air force against civilians on the ground, we did not hesitate. Then we supported the resolution of the Security Council, which introduced arms embargo for Libya.

Washington has openly declared its right to unilateral use of force anywhere to uphold its own interests.

On September 11, 2001, Russia's then-president, Vladimir Putin, called U.S. President George W. Bush - making Putin the first international leader to speak with Bush after the attacks.