Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says the shipment of Russian grain, ammonia and fertilisers is crucial in mitigating a possible world food crisis, after meeting Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Ankara.
Washington "and its vassals" are trying to persuade our African friends not to take part in the July summit, says Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken conveyed “grave concern” over the Kremlin's detention of journalist Evan Gershkovich on espionage allegations during a call with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
Talks "will include discussions on the recalibration of the global order to reverse the consequences of neo-colonialism and the previously prevailing unipolar world," says South Africa's governing ANC party.
One year since the start of the Russian offensive, Ankara’s role as a mediator between the warring sides has become increasingly important in the global context.
G20 host Indonesia was under pressure from Western countries and Ukraine to withdraw its invitation to Russian President Putin from the summit.
Top Russia diplomat Sergey Lavrov bitterly criticises Western nations over Ukraine conflict, telling UN General Assembly that United States has erected itself as "envoy of God on Earth".
Moscow blames Ukrainian intelligence and vows "no mercy" for killers of Daria Dugina, daughter of a pro-Kremlin intellectual. Kiev denies any involvement.
Many African countries, which import Russian grain and energy while also buying Ukrainian grain and benefitting from Western aid flows and trade ties, have avoided taking sides over the conflict in Ukraine.
Russia's strikes targeted "exclusively" military infrastructure and were "not connected with the agreement on the export of grain," said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.
FM Sergey Lavrov will meet representatives of 22 nations that make up the pan-Arab bloc, the League says, amid US bids to isolate Moscow on global stage over its offensive on Ukraine.
Washington and allies condemn Russia's assault on Ukraine as Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov faces what US Secretary of State Antony Blinken calls a barrage of Western criticism.
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