Said Lavrov, “I agree with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken who stressed recently that no country can overcome such global threats to the lives of our citizens alone, not even the United States.”
Putin, who has been in power as either president or prime minister since 1999, stood beside Soviet war veterans on a review platform set up on Red Square.
Tonight’s Russia salon will be led by Katrina vanden Heuvel and will feature Nicolai Petro, Cynthia Lazaroff, Krishen Mehta, David Speedie and Jack Matlock (former all-star February 2015 salon speaker at the National Press Club.) The topic could not be more timely or urgent. Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85325069326
On Thursday, April 29, at 7pm EST, The Committee for the Republic will host ACURA as part of their annual Russia Salon series. Details below. Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85325069326
The US ambassador in Moscow says he is returning to Washington for consultations amid rising tensions. Moscow had suggested the envoy leave temporarily.
The two leaders also discussed Russia’s military buildup and ongoing tension with Ukraine.
This virtual briefing on U.S.-Russia policy in the post-Trump era will include former Gov. Jerry Brown, publisher of The Nation magazine Katrina vanden Heuvel, the Quincy Institute’s Anatol Lieven, and more. This briefing is sponsored by The American Committee for U.S.-Russia Accord and Just Foreign Policy and will take place Thursday, April 1, at 1pm, with full details listed below. You can register for the event at this link.
On Russia, we agreed to coordinate our efforts in addressing Russia’s confrontational behavior and encourage Russia to abandon this path. We continue to stand ready to engage with Russia on issues of common interest. We will continue working together on the European Union Eastern Neighborhood. We are committed to support the democratic aspirations, the sovereignty, and territorial integrity of these countries, starting with Ukraine. The EU and the U.S. are drivers in supporting the reforms necessary for the economic prosperity of the region.
The foreign ministers of China and Russia affirmed their countries’ close ties at a meeting Tuesday, amid intense criticism and new Western sanctions against them over human rights.
Russia on Wednesday called its ambassador to the United States back to Moscow for consultations on the future of U.S.-Russia ties after U.S. President Joe Biden said Vladimir Putin would “pay a price” for alleged election meddling.