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Slutsky commented on Turkey's decision on the status of Hagia Sophia

The head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky has expressed a regret in connection with cancellation by the state Council of Turkey decision of 1934 the transformation of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul into a Museum.

"The issue of changing the status of the Church-Museum of Hagia Sophia only formally it may seem that is an internal matter of Turkey, in fact it is not so. The Hagia Sophia, a UNESCO world heritage site, has the status of a Museum that entails a number of legal obligations on the part of the Turkish authorities on preservation of the universal value of this monument," - said Slutsky RIA Novosti.

Slutsky commented on the new sanctions Britain against the Russians

London has taken another step towards the degradation of Russian-British relations, imposing sanctions against Russian citizens, Moscow will respond carefully and appropriately, told reporters the head of the Duma Committee Leonid Slutsky.

Earlier, the UK published its "Magnitsky list", which included the head of the UK Alexander Bastrykin, representatives of law enforcement bodies of the Russian Federation.

Slutsky commented on the statements of the US voting results

Statement of concern the US the possibility of acting President Vladimir Putin to remain in power until 2036 is a direct interference in the internal Affairs of Russia, said the head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky.

The United States expressed on Thursday concern over the vote in Russia, constitutional amendments, special concerns of Washington called "the potential" of Vladimir Putin to remain President of the Russian Federation until 2036, said earlier RIA Novosti in the press service of the state Department.

Slutsky praised the results of the voting on the amendments in the Crimea

The vote in the Crimea for amendments to the Constitution clearly reaffirmed the outcome of the 2014 referendum on reunification with Russia, says the head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky.

"Voting in the Crimea for amendments to the Constitution clearly reaffirmed the outcome of the 2014 referendum on reunification with Russia. Sanctions the logic of the West has once again broken on a completely legitimate expression of the will of Crimeans", - Slutsky wrote on Twitter.

Slutsky commented on the bill in the United States on sanctions against Putin

The head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky called an element of internal political struggle ahead of presidential election campaigns a draft law providing sanctions against the government for "collusion" with the Taliban.

Democratic Senator USA Bob Menendez has introduced amendments to the defense budget, which provide for sanctions against Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Russian authorities for allegedly "colluding" with the Taliban. A set of standard sanctions - freezing of assets and ban on entry into the country, as well as a ban on cooperation with defense and intelligence sectors of Russia, and so is not, because these sectors have long been under various us sanctions.

Russia responded to the idea of the United States to buy s-400 from Turkey

Turkey won't sell US anti-aircraft missile systems s-400, according to Russian parliamentarians.

Earlier, us Senator John Thune called a "method" to resolve differences between Washington and Ankara on Russian SAMS. He introduced an amendment to the defense budget of the United States, which proposed to buy the system in Ankara.

Slutsky commented on the idea of the United States to buy s-400 from Turkey

The head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky hopes that Turkey will consider the proposal of the Senator-Republican John Thune about buying United States of America Russian s-400.

Previously, Thune has proposed to resolve the contradictions between the USA and Turkey according to the Russian s-400 by purchasing these complexes in Ankara, according to the text of the proposed amendment to the defense budget of the United States. In order to purchase named assurances to Turkey that she will not buy the proceeds other military equipment, is incompatible with the requirement of NATO.

In Russia, commented on the extension of EU sanctions on Crimea

Russian politicians commented on the EU decision to extend sanctions against Moscow over Crimea. According to the parliamentarians, Europe "dancing to the tune" of the United States. The key statement in the material RIA Novosti.

The extension of EU sanctions against Russia, causing only boredom and regret, the head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky.

Slutsky commented on the escalation between North Korea and South Korea

The head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky has warned third countries from interfering in the conflict between North Korea and South Korea, as it could further escalate the situation.

Yonhap news Agency, citing a military source reported on Tuesday that in the area of the Kaesong industrial complex, located on the territory of the DPRK, in the afternoon local time, explosions were heard, smoke was observed. South Korean unification Ministry confirmed that North Korea blew up the inter-Korean liaison office in Kaesong. Later and the DPRK announced the "complete destruction" of the coordination office.

Pompeo demanded the immediate release of Paul Whelan

Undersecretary Mike Pompeo demanded the immediate release of an American, Paul Whelan, who was convicted in Russia for 16 years in prison for espionage.

"Outraged by the verdict handed down today the Floor Whelan... Appeal to the Russian authorities with the Floor continues to cause terror," wrote the Secretary of state on Twitter.

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