(Speaking about the nerve agent poisoning of Sergey Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, UK in 2018)
"When it happened and most of the European Union countries expelled our diplomats, we asked them whether the British explained to them something besides saying that it was highly likely done by Russia. They told us in a whisper with downcast eyes that they were not given any details, but they were promised to get more facts in the future."
"After a while I took the trouble to ask my colleagues, with whom we have discussed this issue before: did the British give you any evidence of Russia's guilt in poisoning Skripal? Once again they replied embarrassingly in a whisper with downcast eyes, 'we didn't see any facts besides what had been said publicly.'"
(Speaking about Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash in 2014)
"We have the same example with Malaysian Boeing. Dutch prosecutors say that an investigation is in progress while we have been already asked for compensation. When we ask where is the data from Ukrainian radars, where is the data of the flight operators communications, where are the American satellite images, we have no answers. However, it is still Russia to blame."
"There is nothing surprising in the discrimination of Russian media. First of all, it's Russophobia and the desire to explain its own misfortunes and also unfair competition that is connected to this."
(Speaking about the banning of foreign media outlets during elections)
"We don't consider it necessary or possible to make any restrictions (for German media outlet Deutsche Welle). We would like to stick to our commitments, that we were talking about, to respect the freedom of journalists and the freedom of speech unlike those countries that ban RT, Sputnik and our other media, make obstacles to their work, deprive them of accreditation. We prefer not to respond by using the same methods."
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said no evidence of Russian guilt in the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the UK was ever given to his country's diplomats.
Speaking at a media panel discussion, Lavrov said that it was unfair for other nations, such as European Union countries, to blame Russia for the 2018 nerve agent attack in Salisbury.
Lavrov said that following the poisoning, Russian diplomats in the UK were never "given any details" about the case apart from "what had been said publicly" and were "promised to get more facts in the future."
In Wednesday's discussion, Lavrov was also critical of the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014.
Lavrov claimed that Russia never received radar, communications and satellite data after the plane was shot down over eastern Ukraine.
During the chat, Lavrov also said he believed Russian media outlets suffer from "Russophobia" and said there was "nothing surprising in the discrimination."