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Interview of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia S.V. Lavrov to the TV channel “Russia” for the program “News on Saturday with Sergey Brilev”, 17 in May 2014

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Question: Sergey Viktorovich, F. Castro is alive?

Lavrov: Alive, and we wish the same.

Question: Have you seen him? How does he feel, what is he talking about, what is he saying?

Lavrov: Physically, of course, he is weak, but if you could see his eyes! The eyes are burning, the eyes are lit. A person watches literally everything that happens in the world: he is aware of some discoveries by scientists who have discovered a bacterium, which, he said, if it is propagated correctly, will help fight global climate warming. Professionally talked about the prospects for shale gas production and how it will affect the global energy industry.

Q: Is it in 88 years?

Lavrov: This is in 88 years. This is a man who physically suffered several severe injuries and now, for sure, is not in the best physical shape.

Question: Comandante D.Ortege, in my opinion, 69 for years. You communicated with him emphatically friendly, called him "Comrade President". He appealed to you as part of a Nicaraguan family. Is there no danger that this generation will soon happen in one way or another, and the majority of Latin Americans will be among those who voted for the anti-Russian resolution on Crimea in the UN General Assembly?

Lavrov: Here, too, you need to approach not indiscriminately, but in each particular case especially. For example, Chileans voted for the resolution after the reunification of the Crimea with Russia. The resolution was presented under the title “Territorial Integrity of Ukraine”. They were not in favor of an anti-Russian resolution, but voted so, perhaps, from a lack of understanding stories a question. But, for example, in the Human Rights Council (there is such an UN body), where the Americans in connection with Ukraine have already thrown another anti-Russian resolution, the Chileans did not vote for it.
Question: As I understand it, Chile and Peru almost now competed, who will be the first to invite you on a visit? Maybe I'm a bit more exaggerated.
Foreign Minister Lavrov: No, invitations were sent a long time ago.

Question: But they confirmed them.

Lavrov: We coordinated the sequence of these visits.

Question: But the main thing that they confirmed, despite the fact that they voted in the UN General Assembly.

Lavrov: They did not even have the thought to cancel or postpone the visit, as some of our G8 partners did. Recently, we had one guest who directly said that on the eve of his visit the Americans had come and seriously urged them to abandon their trip to Moscow. In general, this, of course, some petty games.

As for the approach of Latin American states, let us not forget that the majority of them did not vote for this resolution of the General Assembly, and four countries spoke with us against.

Question: And all of them more and more often vote jointly on the issue of Cuba. In this sense, as I understand it, if not territorial integrity, so the anti-Russian sanctions are what unite the Latin American countries.

Lavrov: In Cuba, the entire world votes, with the exception of the United States and two or three island states. Answering your question about how generational change will take place in Cuba, in Nicaragua, it seems to me that our close ties, their development in all azimuths is the best guarantee that next generations will know Russia. We pay special attention to the development of youth exchanges. By the way, in Nicaragua I was very pleasantly surprised by the positive changes that occurred in the economy. In recent years, they have experienced steady growth in GDP of 4-5%.

Question: Not without Russian help.

Lavrov: Yes. But it was very significant that the Minister of Finance, who participated in the official dinner, said that they were grateful for the help, but would like to switch more and more to mutually beneficial commercial projects.

Question: And we no longer supply grain there, but they buy it from us, which is nice.

Lavrov: We still supply humanitarian aid, but they already want to buy in addition to it. The element of subsidies will gradually decrease and the element of mutual benefit will increase. This does not contradict the interests of Nicaragua - they see their own benefit in this. On a reciprocal basis, we will be able to implement quite a few projects that were discussed (during my visit on April 29).

Question: Will Russia participate in the project with a new trans-oceanic channel through Nicaragua?

Lavrov: We were told how things are here. A feasibility study is underway and will be completed approximately in June. I confirmed that our companies and state structures will be ready to study this document in order to understand how interesting it is for Russia to join the negotiations that have started the companies of some countries.

Question: Following your visit, I want to repeat my question a month and a half ago: will there be Russian military bases in Latin America, as you said earlier?

Lavrov: Baz will not-they do not need us. Our fleet should be able to surf the oceans, which implies the presence of logistics points where it will be possible to refuel, rest, carry out some minor repairs.

Question: In the region, who is it? Nicaragua, Cuba, Venezuela? Someone else? One time Argentina was mentioned in this list.

Lavrov: Now I will not say without thinking. We are trying to organize such an item in each country. We will look at the proposals, and where it will be optimal for our naval sailors to coordinate the presence of such points with the host countries, this will happen there.
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  1. ar-ren
    ar-ren 19 May 2014 05: 02
    +1
    And not a word about Ukraine ...
    1. mamont5
      mamont5 19 May 2014 05: 13
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      Quote: ar-ren
      And not a word about Ukraine ...


      Ukraine is not the whole world, no matter how they themselves consider themselves the navel of the Earth.
      1. Sid.74
        Sid.74 19 May 2014 05: 50
        +5
        Quote: mamont5
        Ukraine is not the whole world

        No, according to CNN, only all of Pakistan, all of southern Pakistan! laughing
        1. 1812 1945
          1812 1945 19 May 2014 07: 21
          +3
          Quote: Sid.74
          Quote: mamont5
          Ukraine is not the whole world

          No, according to CNN, only all of Pakistan, all of southern Pakistan! laughing

          About Pakistan is a good reminder, Sid.74 (2)! Once again, pind..os demonstrated to the whole world that a stupid and greedy illiterate would..for they are - for the most part. In a more detailed version of the conversation with Fidel, Ukraine was mentioned, of course. And - ¡no pasarán! ¡Patria o muerte! ¡Viva Cuba viva Fidel! ¡Venceremos!
          1. Sid.74
            Sid.74 19 May 2014 07: 39
            +2
            Quote: 1812 1945
            Once again pind..os demonstrated to the whole world

            Oh, these are flowers too! Here's a berry: Psaki video analysis! laughing This is for you dear forum users so to laugh! hi
  2. Lyton
    Lyton 19 May 2014 05: 14
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    Quote: ar-ren
    And not a word about Ukraine ...

    Well, we are talking about Latin America.
  3. Name
    Name 19 May 2014 05: 19
    +3
    Greetings to all! It is convenient for our sailors everywhere, the most important thing is to inconvenience Amers! wink
  4. KOH
    KOH 19 May 2014 05: 21
    0
    What they asked about, and spoke about, what does the outskirts have to do with it ...
  5. 11111mail.ru
    11111mail.ru 19 May 2014 05: 21
    +1
    Our fleet should be able to plow the oceans, which implies the availability of logistics facilities, S.V. Lavrov
    At first, for some reason, we closed objects in Cuba and Vietnam, now we are trying to reopen them. Just the same genetic program was sewn into the brain: "what was strong we will destroy to the ground and then let's build again, the question is: why? "Do not break down! Democracy, love in her tongue!
    1. Karabin
      Karabin 19 May 2014 07: 01
      +1
      Quote: 11111mail.ru
      At first, for some reason, objects were closed in Cuba and Vietnam, now we are trying to open it again.

      That's exactly what we are not going to. They closed full-fledged bases, and MTO points are going to open, and so far we are only going to.
    2. anfil
      anfil 19 May 2014 08: 12
      +1
      The article "Foreign bases: Russia's desires and the opinion of foreign states" dated 14.03.2014/XNUMX/XNUMX, posted on this forum, says why the bases were closed.

      Soviet Union For a long time, it had a wide network of foreign bases that allowed troops to operate at a great distance from the borders. but as a result of political and economic problems of recent decades almost all such objects ceased to exist. Outside the borders of the former Soviet Union, only the logistics point in Syria remained.

      Ibid:
      As for large foreign bases like the one that was in the Vietnamese city Camran, Russia does not need them yet. For example, the number of warships of the Navy so far does not allow for permanent duty in remote regions of the planet, for which not just the logistics center, but a full-fledged base will be needed.
  6. Very old
    Very old 19 May 2014 05: 22
    +5
    It seems that the "lack of understanding of the history of the issue" in Ukraine is not only a problem for Chile and Peru.
    YueSEi so "hammered" the brains of the world with their anti-Russian propaganda ...

    We also had outstanding journalists: Igor Fesunenko, Farid Seyful-Mulukov, others - many names

    We forgot about the most formidable weapon - S L O V O
  7. buzer
    buzer 19 May 2014 05: 37
    +2
    Quote: ar-ren
    And not a word about Ukraine ...

    just about Ukraine, he says !!! Lavrov makes it clear to the United States, do not meddle in the sphere of our interests (Ukraine, CIS countries, Syria, etc.), and we do not meddle in the sphere of your interests (Latin America). And about the canal in Nicaragua, he does not speak in vain. You do not stop us from pumping gas to Europe, and we do not stop you from cutting grandmothers from the Panama Canal ...
  8. VADEL
    VADEL 19 May 2014 06: 01
    +1
    Sergey Lavrov: Now I won’t say it offhand. We do not strive to organize such a point in every country.

    And he thought to himself: But he will be in every ...
    I respect our minister! hi
  9. kvnvolga2008
    kvnvolga2008 19 May 2014 06: 07
    0
    Good questions, good answers!
  10. MAZUTA-42
    MAZUTA-42 19 May 2014 06: 14
    +4
    Quote: VADEL
    Sergey Lavrov: Now I won’t say it offhand. We do not strive to organize such a point in every country.

    And he thought to himself: But he will be in every ...
    I respect our minister! hi

    Anecdote: Lavrov is sitting, preparing for the next meeting with Kerry, and then Gromyko appears in front of him and says:
    “Well, son, prepare better, and in no way yield to the Americans, as I once did.”
    Lavrov in shock:
    - And you, Andrey Andreyevich, how is it, you died long ago?
    Gromyko, instructive:
    “And this is for you to know, son - a real diplomat will even agree with the devil.” laughing
  11. mig31
    mig31 19 May 2014 06: 34
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    Latin America had to be spudded for a long time, let the striped ones get angry, we have our own interests, and let Comandante still live and live, an irritant of the exceptional ...
  12. gandalf
    gandalf 19 May 2014 06: 34
    +2
    S.V. Lavrov can be commented only in the spirit: well done, keep it up, health to you, thank you, etc.
    soldier
    1. VADEL
      VADEL 19 May 2014 07: 03
      +1
      We would have the same Premiere. good
      1. Karabin
        Karabin 19 May 2014 07: 10
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        Quote: VADEL
        We would have the same premiere of the same

        And what do you dislike about the current one? Young, energetic, enjoys the confidence of the President, has experience in the post of acting The king. However, you can replace it with Kudrin. He, according to rumors from the GDP, is simply a superprofit. All. There is no one to choose from.
        1. andj61
          andj61 19 May 2014 08: 22
          +2
          Quote: Karabin
          Quote: VADEL
          We would have the same premiere of the same
          And what do you dislike about the current one?


          That's what Putin holds defense meetings all the time, and in manual mode he resolves all misunderstandings. The question immediately arises: what about the prime minister, is he capable of anything?
          Putin selects his comrades-in-arms according to the principle of close acquaintance, and does not give up "his own", but only shuffles, but it is high time to drive some of them with a filthy broom!
          1. Sid.74
            Sid.74 19 May 2014 10: 34
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            Quote: andj61
            The question immediately arises: what about the prime minister, is he capable of anything?

            Xs !!! Glazyeva at the premiere !!! fellow

            Quote: andj61
            but it’s time for some to drive the filthy broom!

            Chubais on gilyaku ??? wassat
  13. Karabin
    Karabin 19 May 2014 06: 46
    0
    Russia intends to increase the number of military bases abroad and is negotiating with a number of countries, including Vietnam, Cuba, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Seychelles, Singapore, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told reporters on Wednesday in Moscow.

    "We plan to increase the number of military bases. In addition to Vietnam and Cuba, we plan to expand their number at the expense of countries such as Venezuela, Nicaragua, Seychelles, Singapore and others," the minister said.

    http://topwar.ru/40368-rf-blizka-k-podpisaniyu-soglasheniy-o-voennyh-bazah-srazu

    -s-ryadom-stran.html # comment-id-1999962

    There will be no bases — we don’t need them.

  14. yulka2980
    yulka2980 19 May 2014 07: 41
    +2
    Lavrov, as always, bypasses sharp corners and does not say anything directly, but I think that the so-called "service centers" will in fact be no different from the bases laughing
    1. Karabin
      Karabin 19 May 2014 07: 56
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      Quote: yulka2980
      I think that the so-called "service centers" will actually be no different from the bases

      Then the surname of the head of the Foreign Ministry is Gromyko, and the name of the Minister of Defense is Grechko or Ustinov. Under Lavrov and Shoigu, this is also possible - in the form of a pier with a covered fuel dispenser and the sign "BAZA", which is not a fact.
  15. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 19 May 2014 09: 35
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    Lavrov is the real Minister of Foreign Affairs of the great country RUSSIA.
    Accurate in wording ... correct ... and consistent in everything that relates to the interests of the country.