The Belarusian Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday that Makei had died suddenly at 64. Spokesperson Anatoly Glaz announced without providing further details.
It is "high time" to return US arms to where they belong, Lavrov said in a video address played at a conference in Geneva.
More than a dozen SU-27 and SU-30 fighter jets which Russia is deploying to boost its air force, amid heightened tensions with Ukraine.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday the Syrian government had every right to chase militants out of the rebel-held enclave of Idlib
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Pyongyang on Thursday invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to visit Russia.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to Russia and passed on best wishes from President Vladimir Putin
Russia expelled diplomats from 23 countries in retaliation against the West in a spy row, in the biggest wave of tit-for-tat expulsions in recent memory.
Russia's foreign minister threatened Wednesday to retaliate against Britain for "anti-Russian measures".
Britain's warnings of retaliation if it is proven Russia was behind the poisoning of a double agent are propaganda and not serious, Russian FM said
Russia is improving defenses at its military bases in Syria and monitoring the situation in the Idlib de-escalation zone.
"Unilateral actions" by the United States in Iran and Syria have infuriated Turkey.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov plans to meet his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Moscow on Wednesday to discuss a wide range of issues.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday the main part of the battle with Islamic State in Syria was over.
Sergei Lavrov told U.S. Rex Tillerson that "Washington's aggressive rhetoric" had heightened tension on the Korean peninsula and was unacceptable
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov asserted Russia’s support to Egypt against terrorism, stressing the strong strategic ties between Cairo and Moscow.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called on Monday for the United States and North Korea to start negotiations, the RIA news agency reported.
Johnson will hold talks in Moscow with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on the first official visit by a minister from London in five years.
The Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday that there is no evidence that Damascus hides chemical weapons inside Syria.
Sergei Lavrov said a possible breakdown of the Iran nuclear deal would send the wrong signal when it came to trying to resolve the situation around North Korea.
The United States is reviewing military options, including new intermediate-range cruise missile systems.