Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry delivered to his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov a message from U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on the situation in Ukraine, Interfax reported.
"Mr. Secretary ... said he conveyed a certain message from Secretary of State Blinken, who was recently on a visit to Cairo. I confirm this," Lavrov said Tuesday at a news conference in Moscow following talks with his Egyptian counterpart.
According to the Russian foreign minister, "Russia is always ready to listen to any serious - I will emphasize this word - proposal that is aimed at resolving the entire current situation in its comprehensive context." "In this sense, we have heard once again through Mr. Minister the message that 'Russia must stop', 'Russia must leave' and then everything will be fine," the Russian Foreign Minister said.