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US Secretary of State meets with Vladimir Putin and Sergey Lavrov in Moscow

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The day before, US Secretary of State John Kerry, who arrived in Moscow, met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and was received by Russian President Vladimir Putin. During the conversations, two main topics were discussed: issues of resolving the situation in Ukraine and the Syrian conflict. First, Kerry expressed his condolences to Russia in connection with the crash of a passenger airliner at the airport Rostov-on-Don.


John Kerry:
Mr. President, let me begin by saying that I would like to express my condolences on behalf of President Obama and the American people on the crash of the plane in Rostov-on-Don. (...)

I want to say that this Sunday marks a month since the beginning of the truce. And, by the way, the population of Syria, the population of the region as a result of these efforts literally could taste and smell, so to speak, those opportunities that are associated with this cease-fire. We are talking about a very significant reduction in the level of violence and an increase in humanitarian aid.

Mr. President, I know that you have certain considerations, certain ideas, and you have already taken a very serious decision concerning the withdrawal of a significant part of your troops from Syria. And we also have certain considerations, certain ideas on how to more effectively conduct negotiations in Geneva, and on other issues. So now, really, it is time to start serious work, this is really difficult work associated with the transition period.


US Secretary of State meets with Vladimir Putin and Sergey Lavrov in Moscow


Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin:
Dear Mr. Secretary of State! We understand that what we have been able to do in the Syrian sector could only be achieved thanks to the position of the top political leadership of the United States, the position of President Obama.

I really hope that your visit will allow us to bring together positions on issues of further settlement and on the Syrian issue, and, as you said, on Ukraine.


Following the meetings with Sergey Lavrov and Vladimir Putin, the US Secretary of State said that the United States "will continue to advocate for the firm defense of Ukrainian sovereignty, including the Crimea." According to Kerry, during a conversation in the Kremlin, the question was raised about holding elections in the Donbas. The state secretary said that "the modalities of holding these elections were discussed with the Russian leadership." What are the results of this discussion? - the question is still open.

Journalists asked Kerry whether the United States intends to lift sanctions on Russia. Kerry said that the sanctions will be lifted if "Russia withdraws its troops from the territory of Ukraine and fulfills all the conditions of the Minsk agreements." At the same time, Kerry did not say anything about when the American troops would be withdrawn from Ukraine (part of them is located at the Yavoriv training ground), and how the presence of these troops fits into the letter of the Minsk agreements.
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  2. Signaller
    Signaller 25 March 2016 06: 44
    +15
    that the United States "will continue to advocate for a firm defense of Ukrainian sovereignty, including Crimea."
    Well, apparently the man does not know that the CRIMEA is a historical and integral part of Russia transferred Illegally to Ukraine with one stroke of a pen that is not authorized by the Secretary General of the CPSU. With what. ???? It is necessary to arrange a court on this issue and put in place the entire course of history. So that they no longer blather. Personal opinion.
    1. 13 warrior
      13 warrior 25 March 2016 07: 01
      +7
      I respect your opinion. But if you arrange a court with the participation of representatives of Europe and the United States, it may turn out that Turkey will also apply for the territory of the Crimea peninsula. And what? They also have rights. Do you remember whose protectorate Crimea was before the Russian army conquered it?
      Although, I personally think that the figurines are all of them ...
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      2. Yura
        Yura 25 March 2016 08: 18
        +1
        Quote: 13 warrior
        Do you remember whose protectorate Crimea was before the Russian army conquered it?

        That is, a Turkish colony if you call a spade a spade, and if you recall when the Turks appeared and from where and on whose lands they settled, using fire and sword, freeing up a place for themselves under the sun?
        1. venedofruss
          venedofruss 25 March 2016 09: 30
          0
          Crimean Tatars forgot
          1. v.yegorov
            v.yegorov 25 March 2016 16: 35
            +1
            Why forgot, remember the raids and robberies, the burned
            cities and stolen in captivity, about the service of Hitler. We will forget the shish, and we will punish the children.
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      5. lis-ik
        lis-ik 25 March 2016 08: 46
        +2
        Then Italy and Greece can also claim, they were there even before the Turks.
      6. Nyrobsky
        Nyrobsky 25 March 2016 09: 54
        +4
        Quote: 13 warrior
        But if you arrange a court with the participation of representatives of Europe and the United States, it may turn out that Turkey will also apply for the territory of the Crimea peninsula. And what? They also have rights.

        I doubt it))) The fact is that there is an agreement under which Tavria passed to the Russian Empire in 1791.
        One thing is certain that none of the European countries will start a lawsuit in the courts on the territorial affiliation of certain territories, since in this case Russia will have another agreement, namely, on the acquisition by Peter of 1 of the Baltic States from the Swedish Queen for 2 million. silver yefimkov.
        1. weksha50
          weksha50 25 March 2016 10: 09
          +3
          Quote: Nyrobsky
          in this case, Russia will have another agreement, namely, on the acquisition by Peter 1 of the Baltic States from the Swedish queen for 2 million silver efimki



          Eh, it would be nice as if this agreement were found ...

          Tell the Balts: "Quiet, mice ... You are our property" ...
          1. your1970
            your1970 25 March 2016 19: 55
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            2 million silver yefimkov
            Interesting at today's rate is how much? repeat ?
            1. Nyrobsky
              Nyrobsky 25 March 2016 22: 24
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              Quote: your1970
              2 million silver yefimkov
              Interesting at today's rate is how much? repeat ?

              One yefimok weighed 28 grams, we multiply by the price of silver scrap 30 rubles and we get 840 rubles for yefimok. Then everything is simple))) we multiply by 2 million and we get 1 rubles.
              1. your1970
                your1970 26 March 2016 11: 49
                0
                normal price - they’re not worth much
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      1. Alexander Romanov
        Alexander Romanov 25 March 2016 07: 15
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        Quote: Nevsky_ZU
        the video is fresh

        Glory, would you remove it, some bullshit.
        1. Nevsky_ZU
          Nevsky_ZU 25 March 2016 07: 19
          +1
          Quote: Alexander Romanov
          Quote: Nevsky_ZU
          the video is fresh

          Glory, would you remove it, some bullshit.

          Delete Alexander, the 10 minutes have passed, the edit mode is no longer possible.
    3. Dembel77
      Dembel77 25 March 2016 07: 03
      +5
      Following the meeting, I’m making a sour face ... know comment.
    4. Sweles
      Sweles 25 March 2016 07: 17
      +4
      at the ministerial meeting we agreed to continue the meetings, so do not miss the next meeting ...
      1. OlegV
        OlegV 25 March 2016 08: 22
        +15
        Quote: Sveles
        at the ministerial meeting we agreed to continue the meetings, so do not miss the next meeting ...
    5. 30BIS
      30BIS 25 March 2016 07: 28
      +3
      It seems that the meeting resembles a song about a white bull. A fairy tale about a white bull is a Russian proverb that means a long, endless story (and often boring at the same time). It belongs to the category of bored tales.

      «
      - Tell you a fairy tale about a white bull?

      - Tell me.

      - You say, yes I say, do you tell a fairy tale about a white bull?

      - Tell me.

      - You say, yes I say, what will you have, yes dokul it will be! Would you tell a fairy tale about a white bull?

      ... tell me ...
    6. Blondy
      Blondy 25 March 2016 07: 41
      +2
      Quote: Signaller
      Well, apparently the man does not know that the CRIMEA is a historical and integral part of Russia transferred Illegally to Ukraine with one stroke of a pen that is not authorized by the Secretary General of the CPSU.

      Yes, they all know, and in general terms they should know, well, they really dislike Krymnash. Recall that they and the Baltic republics as part of the USSR (I don’t remember) the hell knows how much time they did not recognize.
    7. weksha50
      weksha50 25 March 2016 09: 05
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      Quote: Signaller
      It is necessary to arrange a court on this issue and put in place the entire course of history.



      Duc ... If the senile memory does not fail me, the Constitutional Court of the Russian Federation is already in Crimea (more precisely - about the incompetence and illegality of its transfer to Ukraine during the USSR), either in February or in early March, it already adopted the decision ...

      But this definition is for us ...
      And for a pack of frantic Crimea will always be Ukrainian ... The little casket opens simply: the other day, Hillary Clinton agreed to what she said about the future American settlement of the territory of Crimea ... Just two or three days ago she said ... So Crimea also necessary ...
  3. populist
    populist 25 March 2016 06: 51
    +1
    Dear Mr. Secretary of State! We understand that what we have been able to do in the Syrian sector could only be achieved thanks to the position of the top political leadership of the United States, the position of President Obama.

    Obviously, Putin himself does not know that this was his "cunning plan."
    1. Eragon
      Eragon 25 March 2016 06: 57
      +4
      Quote: populist
      Obviously, Putin himself does not know that this was his "cunning plan."

      In fact, it is obvious that this is the usual diplomatic politeness. And nothing more. What they really talked about and agreed on, or didn’t agree, we still don’t know.
      1. populist
        populist 26 March 2016 14: 05
        0
        Eragon
        In fact, it is obvious that this is the usual diplomatic politeness. And nothing more.

        This is reality. Nobody thanks the British, Germans, French (American lackeys). No one thanks the Chinese and Indians (they could not interfere). Only the USA could interfere.
        What they really talked about and agreed on, or didn’t agree, we still don’t know.

        By deeds we know, maybe, or we don’t.
        How events turn. Or maybe they will write in the newspaper "Tomorrow".
        I'm going to read it.
  4. rf xnumx
    rf xnumx 25 March 2016 06: 53
    +20
    Following the results of meetings with Sergey Lavrov and Vladimir Putin, the US Secretary of State announced that the United States "will continue to advocate for a firm defense of Ukrainian sovereignty, including Crimea"
    Well, you can speak, only Crimea has already been dumped from the Ukrainian "sovereignty" forever.
  5. Thronekeeper
    Thronekeeper 25 March 2016 06: 53
    +6
    He brought the head of Parashenka’s laurels to his suitcase - otherwise all the journalists wondered what he personally pinned there. Alcohol, which is characteristic, even during the life of the patient.
    In general, after the "summons to the bosses" in the Kremlin, Merkel and Hollande, bows to the white Saib from Netanyahu and the Saudi douches, now Obama asks Putin take Kerry.
    Well, if he asks, he will. Guardian Choir - Man polite.
  6. Alexander Romanov
    Alexander Romanov 25 March 2016 06: 53
    +5
    The United States has advocated or continues to advocate (I have not heard a statement recently) for the integrity of Georgia. But who cares about this in the world, to nobody. So with the Crimea, in a couple of years this will not worry anyone in the world at all.
    1. 33 Watcher
      33 Watcher 25 March 2016 07: 04
      +1
      Most likely it will. "The world" will find a new "toy" for itself, but experience shows that this toy, in one way or another, will affect our interests.
  7. Masya masya
    Masya masya 25 March 2016 07: 02
    +7
    "Kerry said that the sanctions will be lifted if" Russia withdraws its troops from the territory of Ukraine and fulfills all the conditions of the Minsk agreements ", it was worth dragging on for this ... How much can you pour from empty to empty? We understood sanctions forever!
  8. 13 warrior
    13 warrior 25 March 2016 07: 03
    +3
    I think that this meeting was just a series of mutual curtsies and a study of the "partners" intentions.
    1. weksha50
      weksha50 25 March 2016 09: 13
      0
      Quote: 13 warrior
      meeting this was only a series of mutual curtsies and studying the intentions of the "partners".


      Why study them when they are all - in full view and by ear ...
  9. Papapg
    Papapg 25 March 2016 07: 07
    +6
    The US State Department called the conditions for lifting sanctions against Russia. The restrictions will be canceled if all the provisions of the Minsk agreements are implemented, said the head of the US Foreign Ministry, John Kerry, after meeting with the Russian president.


    Conclusion - NEED TO TAKE KIEV !!!
    1. Alexander Romanov
      Alexander Romanov 25 March 2016 07: 14
      +1
      Quote: Papapg
      NEED TO TAKE KIEV !!!

      Take it!
    2. 33 Watcher
      33 Watcher 25 March 2016 07: 26
      +2
      Some take Crimea every day, others Kiev. The main thing is that you would not meet somewhere in third place, otherwise someone may suffer, undeservedly laughing
  10. dckx
    dckx 25 March 2016 07: 08
    +2
    The official part is a screen, so they talked, the most interesting thing is then without journalists (watch the video where VVP was interested in a suitcase). We will learn about the results later, observing the development of geopolitical events. Apparently very much "Arrived in the stern of the mattress mats" since Kerry arrived in Moscow so urgently.
    1. Alexdark
      Alexdark 25 March 2016 07: 32
      0
      Yes, the souvenir is there, how to give a drink. Nothing more. Something not related to politics. Well, certainly not a suitcase of money. Or maybe an American nuclear case, I decided to hand it over for storage. Well and the most improbable, there is a little white with cucumbers.
      1. sem-yak
        sem-yak 25 March 2016 08: 10
        0
        Yes, conservation there! Looks like Kerry for permanent residence asks! -Take me to you, I’ve got my things with grub too!
  11. samarin1969
    samarin1969 25 March 2016 07: 13
    0
    Why should senior officials discuss Savchenko and the Crimea with a distant country ... The very agenda of the negotiations is criminal.
  12. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 25 March 2016 07: 15
    +2
    Quote: Papapg
    Conclusion - NEED TO TAKE KIEV !!!


    Not. We will not take Kiev, we will bypass it, and we will give all the glory to LDNR. (Almost according to Marshal Rybalko)
  13. uav80
    uav80 25 March 2016 07: 19
    +18
    At the reception...
    1. saltickov.
      saltickov. 25 March 2016 07: 40
      +1
      Thank you for laughing.
  14. guzik007
    guzik007 25 March 2016 07: 21
    0
    usual bows to each other on the tatami before another scuffle ... OH! scrum.
  15. L. A. A.
    L. A. A. 25 March 2016 07: 25
    0
    What did John Kerry have in the red suitcase? It’s time for the US to move closer to Russia. Stop arguing. We need to find mutually beneficial ways of cooperation.
  16. Wolka
    Wolka 25 March 2016 07: 31
    +1
    nothing new in the negotiation process, so far only protocol statistics
  17. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 25 March 2016 07: 32
    +1
    Yes, that was as it should be. The words of politicians at press conferences (Western, of course), do not cost anything, in line with what is called. Are they seriously hoping that Russia will leave Crimea? Or dill will allow to deal with the Donbass? Figures.
  18. Riv
    Riv 25 March 2016 07: 47
    +1
    "- Talker, this planet, or not?
    - Search on the third planet! "

    Carrie, are you still in our galaxy? :)
  19. Sidel45
    Sidel45 25 March 2016 07: 54
    +4
    It was worth coming to Moscow and hanging out in it for four days already, to say the already stupid nonsense about Russia’s implementation of the Minsk agreements ...
  20. Landwarrior
    Landwarrior 25 March 2016 07: 55
    +4
    I have one assumption .... Obama wants to resign as victorious fanfare, and not a battered puppy, because they want to get some victory in the end ... But wherever they could do something, there are Russian interests .. So the comedian’s namesake came to persuade him to hand over something somewhere ... Naturally, as always without papers, in words. Well, what are the words of the Americans, at 25 years ago we still taught wink
  21. askort154
    askort154 25 March 2016 08: 29
    +1
    It is clear that all questions of the upcoming meeting of such a level are spoken out and prepared in advance.
    In my opinion, it’s time for us to start tougher setting conditions. Gorbachev-Yeltsin times have passed.
    What prevents me from saying, gentlemen, if you would like to come to our negotiations - do not pronounce the word Crimea.
  22. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 25 March 2016 08: 35
    +3
    sanctions will be lifted if "Russia will withdraw its troops from the territory of Ukraine and will fulfill all the conditions of the Minsk agreements ”

    Well, this idiot (sanctions) for a long time. In order for us to withdraw troops from Ukraine, we first need to bring them there. And Russia for some reason is in no hurry to do this (send troops). The State Department still lives on Poroshenko's tales of a "bloody" war with the Russian army. It's not even funny anymore.
  23. Londa
    Londa 25 March 2016 08: 52
    +1
    So why did he come, it is not clear.
  24. weksha50
    weksha50 25 March 2016 09: 00
    +3
    "sanctions will be lifted if "Russia withdraws its troops from the territory of Ukraine and fulfills all the conditions of the Minsk agreements""...

    So far, only boltology is being talked about the presence of Russian troops, not a single fact is given ...

    The presence of individuals does not mean at all about the presence of regular troops ... Why are there OSCE "observers" there, in the Donbas ???

    And how tired of this chatter about "the fulfillment of the conditions of the Minsk agreements" ... There, in these agreements, only Russia's obligations are indicated, or what ???

    In general, it’s impossible to call Kerry’s visit a visit of goodwill ... He turned up on someone else’s territory and tells the owner how to behave in a particular case ...

    In general, the manifestation of imperial ways again ...

    Where is Lavrov with a basket of potatoes and a tomato ???
    Or, if we are talking about Ukraine, is it time for Kerry to present the harbor ??? And the red suitcase with a "surprise for Putin" can be smeared with tar ... He doesn't need handouts from the obamka table ...
  25. 76SSSR
    76SSSR 25 March 2016 09: 54
    0
    The next visit is about nothing ... As an ass repeats the same nonsense about the Russian troops in Hohland and the return of the Crimea. Constructive will not be until the rhetoric of Kerry and co.
  26. kotev19
    kotev19 25 March 2016 10: 28
    0
    Respect yourself!
    The title should be "Meeting of US Secretary of State John Kerry with Vladimir Putin and Sergei Lavrov in Moscow"
    Vladimir Putin and Sergei Lavrom can use the term "American Secretary of State" in their statements, but a journalist CANNOT !!! No.
  27. koshmarik
    koshmarik 25 March 2016 11: 57
    +1
    Of course, we don’t know much, but judging by the behavior of Political Scientists, analysts and the media, the negotiations were fruitless, if not disastrous. There is not a single recorded significant decision, even by the beloved Obama, Savchenko. By the way, why would the US President personally care about Savchenko for some reason? Bad thoughts arise: gray hair in a beard, a demon in the ribs.
    1. chunga-changa
      chunga-changa 25 March 2016 20: 57
      0
      MOSCOW, 25 MAR - RIA News.
      "Moscow will seek from the self-proclaimed republics of Donbass to fulfill their obligations under the Minsk agreements," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said following talks between US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

      "We really pledged to ensure that the Donbass, so that the self-proclaimed republics - Donetsk and Luhansk - do what their representatives in Minsk signed," said the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry.
      Quote: koshmarik
      There is not a single recorded significant decision,


      "We really committed ourselves to seeking“This is a recorded significant decision. Nobody said - we will not get anything from Donbass until Ukraine fulfills its obligations. No demands, no conditions, just pledged to the Americans to force Donbass to comply with the Minsk agreements.
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