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The foreign Ministry said the exercises Sea Breeze-2020 in the Black sea

Exercises Sea Breeze-2020 and the activity of NATO in the black sea region do not meet the real security needs, these actions do not strengthen and weaken regional security, said RIA Novosti Deputy foreign Minister Alexander Grushko.

International exercise Sea Breeze-2020 began Monday in the Black sea, said commander of the naval forces of Ukraine Oleksiy Neiipp. According to him, the exercises for "practicing a wide range of tasks in the sea, where now there are some pressing challenges and threats of the international security system".

The expert assessed the results of Russian-French consultations

The Russian-French consultations in the format "2 2" gives hope for the restoration of dialogue and the overcoming of the misunderstandings between Russia and the EU, France as one of the leading political forces of the European Union with the Foundation of traditional historical ties with Russia, trying to contribute to it, said RIA Novosti leading researcher of the Institute of Europe, Russian Academy of Sciences, candidate of political Sciences Sergei Fedorov.

Thursday in Paris was held a Russian-French consultations on strategic stability in the format "2 2". The Russian side was represented by the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Ryabkov and Grushko Alexander Deputy head of the defense Ministry Alexander Fomin. As reported, the Russian foreign Ministry following the meeting, the sides discussed the issues of European and global security, strategic stability, and current issues of non-proliferation and arms control, the prevention of an arms race in space, the relations Russia–EU and Russia–NATO. The French foreign Ministry, in turn, informed that the consultations were discussed military and political aspects of regional and international crises, including the situation in Iran, Libya, Syria and the consequences of a pandemic coronavirus.

Russia and France discuss global security consultation

Issues of European and global security, strategic stability, relations Russia–EU and Russia–NATO were discussed at the Russian-French consultations in Paris on Thursday, said in a statement the foreign Ministry.

Thursday in Paris was held a Russian-French consultations on strategic stability in the format "2 2". The Russian side was represented by the Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Ryabkov and Grushko Alexander Deputy head of the defense Ministry Alexander Fomin.

Russia and France held consultations on Iran, Libya and Syria

Military and political aspects of regional and international crises, including the situation in Iran, Libya, Syria and the consequences of a pandemic coronavirus were discussed by the representatives of France and Russia in the framework of consultations on strategic stability held in Paris on Thursday, according to the French foreign Ministry.

"The political Directors of the Ministry of foreign Affairs and the Ministry of the armed forces took their Russian counterparts in Paris on Thursday for consultations on issues of strategic stability and regional crises in preparation for the next meeting of the cooperation Council on security issues, uniting foreign Ministers and defense of France and Russia", - said in a communique of the French Ministry of foreign Affairs.

Putin extended the term of civil service Deputy foreign Minister Vershinin for one year

Russian President Vladimir Putin extended his public service beyond the age limit by another year, the Deputy head of Russian foreign Ministry Sergei Vershinin, the corresponding decree was published on the official Internet portal of legal information.

"To extend the period of Federal state civil service in excess of the established maximum age limit in government service for one year Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Vershinin V.", - the document says.

The foreign Ministry assessed the transferability of the US data after the release of DON

If after the US withdrawal from the Treaty on open skies, Washington's allies in NATO decides to give to the Americans information on the contract, this will be known, says head of division for conventional arms control of the Department of non-proliferation and arms control Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Oleg Bushuev.

As stated earlier the Russian foreign Ministry, the US should not hope that they will receive the data according to the Treaty on open skies after leaving it. As they said in turn, Deputy foreign Minister Alexander Grushko, the transmission data obtained by the participating countries of the open skies Treaty, third countries which are not its participants, would be a gross violation of the "letter and spirit" of the Treaty, it should be excluded.

Grushko discussed with the Ambassador of Germany the development of relations between Russia and the European Union

Deputy foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Alexander Grushko discussed with the Ambassador of Germany in Russia Gasoi Andreas von Hiram prospects of development of relations of Russia and the EU, said the Russian foreign Ministry following the meeting.

"During the meeting the sides discussed current state and prospects of development of relations between Russia and the European Union in the context of the outbreak of the semi-annual presidency of Germany in EU Council, as well as some issues on the international agenda", - stated in the message.

The foreign Ministry said the peak of the military activity of NATO in the period of the Victory Day

The military activity of NATO does not stop, said RIA Novosti Deputy foreign Minister Alexander Grushko.

Moreover, a special activity took place at the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war, he noted.

Grushko did not exclude the expansion of NATO after the end of the pandemic

The activity of NATO as overcoming the situation of pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19, most likely, will only grow, said RIA Novosti Deputy foreign Minister Alexander Grushko.

According to him, "NATO exercises occur continuously, one ends, another begins". "Continue reconnaissance flights, especially the more activity we record in the region of the Baltic sea, the Black sea. Recently, the us court entered in the Barents sea," he said.