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Russia: Lavrov offers sincere condolences to family of the late Yevgeny Primakov01:04

Russia: Lavrov offers sincere condolences to family of the late Yevgeny Primakov

Russian Federation, Moscow
June 26, 2015 at 17:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed "sincere condolences" and sympathies to the family and friends of the late Yevgeny Primakov in a statement from Moscow, Friday. The Kremlin announced that Primakov, the former Russian prime minister and foreign minister, had died in Moscow on Friday, aged 85, after battling with a protracted illness.

During his statement, Lavrov spoke of Primakov's wife, stating that he would like to "express sincere condolences from all of us to Irina Borisovna, who was his closest friend for many years and the most reliable partner."

Speaking on Primakov's legacy, the current Russian foreign minister said that "I believe it would be hard to find any other person who would have perceived every aspect of life with such joy as him." Lavrov also noted that Primakov was an "excellent poet" he had a real "love of life", saying "we will miss him badly."

In closing, Lavrov offered "sympathies to the nearest and dearest of Yevgeni Maksimovich."

Russia: Lavrov offers sincere condolences to family of the late Yevgeny Primakov01:04
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed "sincere condolences" and sympathies to the family and friends of the late Yevgeny Primakov in a statement from Moscow, Friday. The Kremlin announced that Primakov, the former Russian prime minister and foreign minister, had died in Moscow on Friday, aged 85, after battling with a protracted illness.

During his statement, Lavrov spoke of Primakov's wife, stating that he would like to "express sincere condolences from all of us to Irina Borisovna, who was his closest friend for many years and the most reliable partner."

Speaking on Primakov's legacy, the current Russian foreign minister said that "I believe it would be hard to find any other person who would have perceived every aspect of life with such joy as him." Lavrov also noted that Primakov was an "excellent poet" he had a real "love of life", saying "we will miss him badly."

In closing, Lavrov offered "sympathies to the nearest and dearest of Yevgeni Maksimovich."