Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has resigned from his post. This became known after Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced the resignation of the entire government.
According to the Constitution, Lavrov will continue to work until the formation of a new government. Medvedev said that he believes this decision is correct against the background of the proposals announced by the head of state to change the Constitution
Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked Medvedev’s government for its work. According to Putin, he is satisfied with the results that have been achieved.
Lavrov has held the position of Russian Foreign Minister since March 2004. Prior to that, from 1994 to 2004, he was Russia’s permanent representative to the United Nations and the Council