Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed the Nagorno-Karabkah conflict Wednesday with his Lithuanian counterpart Audronius Ažubalis, whose country holds the chairmanship of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Russian Itar-Tass news agency reported.
The Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin believes that the NATO-led coalition forces are not doing enough to effectively combat drug production in Afghanistan. As he addressed a meeting of the UN Security Council, Churkin urged NATO to respond to a proposal from the Collective Security Treaty Organization to join forces in addressing the drug threat coming from Afghanistan.
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev called for a speedy settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on Friday during a working visit to Azerbaijan. “We are interested in peace and order here,” Medvedev said while meeting his Azeri counterpart, Ilham Aliyev, in Baku. “Russia is ready to fulfill her obligations as a member of the Minsk group and as a neighbor,” the Russian leader added.