Change the status of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul will be painfully perceived by the Orthodox world, but also not the best way affect the socio-political life of Turkey, said RIA Novosti, first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Dmitry Novikov.
The Turkish state Council (Supreme administrative court) on Friday annulled the decision of 1934 the transformation of Hagia Sophia (Hagia Sophia) Museum.
The first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Dmitry Novikov called the extension of EU sanctions against Russia "another round of anti-Russian mass," noting that despite the existing differences between Washington and European Union countries, Euro-Atlantic solidarity continues to work when we are talking about sanctions policy against Russia.
Earlier on Friday, the head of the European Council Charles Michel said at a press conference that the heads of States of the European Union heard in the course of videosmith information from the leaders of Germany and France on the implementation of the Minsk agreements, and now the EU can move to the extension of economic sanctions against Russia. Now the sanctions are valid until 31 July, and they extended for six months.
The first Deputy Chairman of the state Duma Committee on international Affairs Dmitry Novikov (CPRF) commented on an article by Russian President Vladimir Putin about the Second world war, including noting the importance of holding the summit of the "nuclear five" the UN security Council and stressing that it is better when "politicians and statesmen", than "murder weapon".
In the article, Putin said that the summit "nuclear five" the UN security Council would be useful to discuss many important global issues, and that other countries supported the initiative of Moscow about the meeting. Putin believes that such a meeting will help you find answers to modern challenges and threats.
Russian politicians and experts commented on the acquisition by Ukraine of the status of the partner advanced capabilities of NATO.
Earlier, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba said about getting a new status. He thanked the Alliance and reminded that Ukraine has filed an application for participation in the program extended features NATO at the beginning of the year.
The status of Ukraine as a partner of advanced features NATO has nothing to do with full membership in NATO and not directly related to the deployment of armed contingents, however, this political decision indicating a clear trend of further retraction of Ukraine in anti-Russian scheme, said RIA Novosti, first Deputy Chairman of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Dmitry Novikov.
Earlier, the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine reported that the country received the status of the partner advanced capabilities of NATO.
Deputy Dmitry Novikov in an interview with TV channel RT was considered a possible tightening of economic policy in Germany towards US is natural.
Earlier, the head of the Bundestag Committee on energy Klaus Ernst called Washington's pressure on the "Nord stream – 2" encroachment on the sovereignty of the country and warned that Berlin may impose punitive duties on American gas.