LISBON, November 24: The Islamic State terrorist organization (outlawed in Russia) is allied with Washington, in carrying out the objective of regime change in Syria, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov suggested after talks with his Portuguese counterpart Augusto Santos Silva on Saturday.

MOSCOW, Sept 15: Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has warned those who want “a military scenario” in Donbass, eastern Ukraine, that it would be a “disaster.” Lavrov issued the warning following talks with German counterpart Heiko Maas in Berlin on Friday.