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Russian warships reach Cuban waters ahead of military exercises in the Caribbean

Jun. 12, 2024 17:43 PM EDT

HAVANA (AP) — A fleet of Russian warships reached Cuban waters on Wednesday ahead of planned military exercises in the Caribbean that some see as a projection of strength as tensions grow over Western support for Ukraine. The fleet, made up of a frigate, a nuclear-powered...

What to know about Russia's growing footprint in Africa

Jun. 06, 2024 12:31 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Russia's top diplomat pledged help and military assistance while on a whirlwind tour of several countries in Africa's sub-Saharan region of Sahel this week, as Moscow seeks to grow its influence in the restive, mineral-rich section of the continent. Russia is...

Russia's top diplomat promises more military support for Burkina Faso as he tours West Africa

Jun. 05, 2024 19:14 PM EDT

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Russia's foreign minister on Wednesday pledged more support to Burkina Faso in fighting militant groups as he pressed his whirlwind tour of West Africa in an attempt to fill a vacuum left by the region's traditional Western partners. Sergey Lavrov...

Any French military in Ukraine would be a 'legitimate target' for Russian forces, Lavrov says

Jun. 04, 2024 17:36 PM EDT

OYO, Republic of Congo (AP) — Any French military instructors in Ukraine would be a “legitimate target” for Russian armed forces, Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Tuesday during a tour of Africa, where frustration with the West has swayed several countries toward Moscow. ...

Russia's foreign minister again visits Africa, this time in Guinea, as some ties cool with the West

Jun. 03, 2024 20:00 PM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived Monday in Guinea on his latest visit to West Africa, where coups and growing discontent with traditional allies like France and the United States have contributed to some countries' shift toward Moscow. Lavrov...

The Latest | World leaders call on Iran and Israel to avoid allowing conflict to worsen

Apr. 19, 2024 19:36 PM EDT

World leaders called on Iran and Israel to try to avoid escalating tensions following the apparent Israeli airstrike on Friday near an Iranian air base and nuclear facility. Group of Seven foreign ministers meeting in Italy warned of new sanctions against Iran for its drone and...

China's Xi meets with Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov in show of support against Western democracies

Apr. 09, 2024 22:20 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Tuesday in a sign of mutual support and shared opposition to Western democracies amid Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine. “We would like to express our highest appreciation and admiration for...

Russia Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov visits Beijing to highlight ties with key diplomatic partner

Apr. 08, 2024 12:17 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrived in Beijing Monday to display the strength of ties with close diplomatic partner China amid Moscow’s grinding war against Ukraine and an ongoing effort to align their foreign policies against the U.S. and its allies. ...

Russian minister casts prospective Ukraine peace talks as Western plot to win hesitant Global South

Apr. 04, 2024 09:28 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's top diplomat warned Thursday that prospective negotiations to end the fighting in Ukraine could be successful only if they take Moscow's interests into account, dismissing a planned round of peace talks as a Western ruse to rally broader international support for Kyiv. ...

Russian foreign minister hails soccer game with Serbia's national team and meets with counterpart

Mar. 21, 2024 15:30 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met Thursday in Moscow with his Serbian counterpart ahead of a soccer game between the countries' national teams that was the Russian men's squad's first European friendly since the fighting in Ukraine began two years ago. Russia...