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The foreign Ministry commented on the decision of the Netherlands to file a lawsuit to the ECHR to Russia

Russia believes the appeal of the Netherlands to the European court of human rights another blow to relations between the two countries, said the Minister.

According to diplomats, this step will lead to a further politicization of the process and impede the search for truth.

Zakharov warned about the risk of total paralysis of the work of the OPCW

The Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) may be completely paralyzed, if not put an end to attempts by Western countries to promote their selfish agenda, as stated in the commentary official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

She noted that Western countries at the recent session of the Executive Council of the OPCW, promoted approval of the first report of the group for the investigation and identification of the events in the Syrian al-Latamne. In Moscow the findings of the report is considered doubtful, and the document "biased, politically biased, factually inaccurate, extremely weak from a professional point of view, technically inconclusive".

The foreign Ministry responded to the decision of the Netherlands to file a lawsuit against Russia in the ECHR because of MH17

Russia sees the appeal of the Netherlands to the European court of human rights as another blow to relations between the two countries, said the official representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

Earlier, Hague filed a lawsuit against Moscow "for its role" in the collapse of the Malaysian Boeing, the document is under consideration.

In the state Duma proposed to deprive of accreditation of individual journalists at the NYT and FT

In connection with the publications in the Newspapers New York Times and the Financial Times about the alleged discrepancy between the official data on deaths from the coronavirus in Russia, the real statistics could be deprived of accreditation in the Russian Federation individual journalists, the head of the state Duma Commission on investigation of facts of interference in the internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, Chairman of the Committee for security and combating corruption Vasily Piskarev.

The state Duma Commission had earlier asked the foreign Ministry to take measures to the New York Times and Financial Times after biased articles about COVID-19 until the withdrawal of the accreditation in the Russian Federation. In the state Duma also noticed that these articles appeared simultaneously. The head of the Committee Vasily Piskarev has called unacceptable for the levels of those publications the appearance of these articles, based on speculation and does not represent the official Russian point of view. Later the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the editors of the Financial Times and the New York Times prepared letters of refutation published of misinformation about the coronavirus in Russia.

The foreign Ministry rejected the involvement of the leadership of Chechnya to murder in Austria

Moscow denied reports about the alleged involvement of the Chechen authorities to the murder of a Chechen blogger near Vienna, such speculation is irrelevant and only hinder objective investigation, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

"Currently, we are investigating the circumstances of the incident, including clarification of the citizenship of the killed and detained. Russian Embassy in Austria actively cooperates with the competent bodies of this state," Zakharova said at the briefing.

The foreign Ministry did not rule out retaliatory measures to sanctions by the UK against Russia

Moscow reserves right to adequate retaliatory measures after the decision of London of the sanctions on the "Magnitsky case", said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

Earlier, the UK published its "Magnitsky list", which included the head of SK Alexander Bastrykin and other law enforcement officials of the Russian Federation.

The foreign Ministry warned Israel against annexation of the Palestinian territories

Trying to spread Israeli sovereignty on the West Bank of the Jordan river not only put an end to the prospect of a two-state solution to the Palestinian problem, but also provoke new and dangerous round of violence in the region, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova on the briefing.

"We believe that trying to spread Israeli sovereignty in the Palestinian territory not only put an end to the prospect of a two-state solution, but is likely to provoke new and dangerous round of violence in the region, will further heat up the radical mood of protest," - said Zakharov.

The foreign Ministry assessed the situation in Afghanistan

The visit of the head of the Higher Council for national reconciliation of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah to Pakistan to promote the Afghan settlement, said the official representative of the foreign Ministry of Russia Maria Zakharova.

"We know about the planned visit of the representative of the Supreme Council for national reconciliation Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to Pakistan. We hope that this trip will strengthen ties between Islamabad and Kabul, advancing the process of peaceful settlement in Afghanistan," she said.

The foreign Ministry praised the position of the Venice Commission on language reform in Latvia

The experts of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe has demonstrated a biased position in their assessment of the Latvian law on education in minority languages, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

The Committee of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe for equality and non-discrimination in December, asked the Venice Commission assessment of the Latvian law on education in languages of national minorities. The Venice Commission as an expert body of the Council of Europe, considering the conformity of national legislation with the principles of democracy and human rights. The Commission has published an evaluation of language reforms in education in Latvia, proposing to save the group with the Russian language in kindergartens and also give you the freedom to choose the language of instruction in private higher education institutions and schools in the country.

Russia will send to Kazakhstan 50 thousand test-systems for diagnostics COVID-19

Russia in the coming days will send to Kazakhstan 50 thousand test systems for the detection of coronavirus, said the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan on 8 July reported the arrival in the capital of Kazakhstan a special Board of EMERCOM of Russia with humanitarian cargo, which includes medical masks, protective clothing kits and medicines. The Minister of health of the Republic Alex Choi also reported that the arrival in Kazakhstan of the second bead with humanitarian aid from Russia, including medicinal products and medical devices, is expected this week.

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