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.
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".
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
The format of participation of Russia in the high-level week of the UN General Assembly in new York, to be held in September, depends on the specific proposals of the organization as well as the epidemiological situation, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"In this case we orientirueshsya not on our wishes and not on existing traditions, and on the application of the United Nations and on its Secretariat and Secretary-General of the United Nations. Today we are talking about the fact that in the traditional format to which we are accustomed to, the political week will not take place, it will be in a different form. Again it is a question to the Secretariat – as who, in what format, how it will be done", - said Zakharov, answering the question of whether to go the Russian delegation in new York for a week of high-level UN General Assembly or limited to the video format.
Russian diplomats will continue part-time jobs in online format after the pandemic coronavirus, but there are events where it is impossible to do without personal presence, so in the future will be the optimal forms of work, combining foreign travel and distance learning, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"Today, all trips canceled. During these few months, the employees of the Central apparatus took place a few visits. At the direction of the country was carried out the visit of Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia (Sergey Lavrov) to Serbia and Belarus, Deputy Minister Mr (Mikhail) Bogdanov also seconded to resolve urgent, complex issues that require immediate participation," Zakharova said, speaking about the work of the foreign Ministry during a pandemic.
Riyadh after a UN report on attacks on oil installations in the country said the international community must exert pressure on Iran, the report said the Saudi Embassy in Russia.
In mid-June, Reuters reported, citing a report by the UN chief Antonio Guterres said that the cruise missiles used in attacks on state oil company Saudi Aramco and the airport in Saudi Arabia to 2019, was "of Iranian origin". The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Iran rejected the report of the UN Secretariat. The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the evidence of Iranian involvement in the attack on Saudi oil facilities in the UN report no.
Countries of the Euro-Atlantic region, despite the demands Moscow to stop attempts to interfere in the internal Affairs, their comments on the amendments to the Constitution of Russia continued destructive for bilateral relations practice, said the Deputy Director of the Department of information and press of the Russian foreign Ministry Ilya Timokhov.
"Unfortunately, despite our numerous requests to stop the illegal attempt to interfere in the internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, euroatlantische continued this destructive for bilateral relations and global stability practices in violation of fundamental international legal norms. This time we noticed that the representatives of the Executive authorities in the UK, Germany and France, apparently, considering we have taken decisive action to respond to their subversive activities in the summer of 2019, in the public space acted much more careful," he said Timokhov, speaking in the Federation Council.
The official representative the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, the Director of the Department of information and press Maria Zakharova, commenting on the alleged possible appointment as Ambassador to a country or a transfer to another position, said fully concentrated on the daily routine-and medium-term execution of tasks.
Earlier in the Telegram and the media appeared information that Zakharov received the highest diplomatic rank, Ambassador, allegedly passed approval and is preparing to become Ambassador to one country.
Confrontation between USA and China a few years ago it was possible to predict, but not at a level that is observed today, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"Three or four years ago to represent the level of confrontation between Washington and Beijing, these trade wars, these sanctions, these exclusion lists, sanctions, travel bans, they exchange, technological restrictions on the use of certain technologies and much of what else is going on, it was possible to predict, but not in the capacity that we are seeing today," said Zakharov in the online interview.
The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that to comment on passing in Berlin, a meeting of representatives of the countries "Norman format", including information on the requirement to Kiev to submit the draft amendments to the Constitution of Ukraine, it is too early.
Previously the German newspaper Spiegel, citing an informal working paper of the Russian delegation said that Moscow demands that Kiev until July 6, submitted the draft amendments to the Ukrainian Constitution in Minsk contact group and to Kiev has intensified its efforts to implement the "formula Steinmeier". In addition, according to Spiegel, Moscow wants Ukraine "without conditions" to 6 July has developed in a specific format the list of prisoners whose release it demands of the DNI and LC. They must submit a response list.
The reaction of the USA and other Western countries for the adoption of amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation is quite predictable, the proposed rules will make our country stronger, what I don't want criticism of Russia, the Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin.
"Their reaction to these amendments, decisions perfectly predictable. Once again I want to emphasize this: they want to see our country as weak, they want us to have problems that we have experienced in 90-e years, in the late ' 80s," said Volodin in the First channel.
The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, commenting on the U.S. announcement on the amendments to the Constitution of Russia, advised Washington to deal with its internal problems.
The United States expressed on Thursday concern over the vote in Russia on the amendments to the Constitution, the special concern of Washington called "the potential" of Vladimir Putin to remain President of the Russian Federation until 2036, said in a statement by the press Secretary of the state Department of Morgan Ortagus.
Protests in the United States relate to the use in this country, formula of color revolutions, which Washington previously used around the world, and now "the matrix made itself," said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova in the air YouTube channel "Soloviev live".
In the United States experienced a series of protests on racial grounds, accompanied by riots, looting and demolition of monuments, the difficult socio-economic situation aggravated because of the pandemic. Riots broke out after the death of the African-American George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis.
Accusations of "collusion" between Russia and the Taliban are part of the political struggle in the United States, said the official representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"I absolutely agree with the assessment that it was a blockbuster. The best Hollywood Directors working in the service sector, it seems to me that political campaigns in the United States," she said in the TV channel "Russia 24".
The official representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova urged US not to interfere in the internal Affairs of other countries.
Earlier in Washington expressed concern over conducted in Russia vote by constitutional amendment.
The charges against the President of the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo, Hashim Thaci has demonstrated the failure of the Kosovo statehood, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
Previously on 24 June, the special Prosecutor of international court for crimes in Kosovo (SPO) in the Hague announced the charges against the President of the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo of Hashim Thaci's war crimes in 1998-1999.
The issue of extending the UN arms embargo against Iran unconstructive from the point of view of the prospects for preservation of the Joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD), said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"Promoted by Washington in the security Council a draft resolution on indefinite arms embargo against Iran represents a set of restrictive measures in line with the American policy of maximum pressure on Tehran and touched on a range of issues that have nothing to do with the settlement of the situation around the Iranian nuclear program. We consider the question of the introduction of any additional restrictions against Iran are not only unjustified, but also counterproductive from the perspective of conservation of a Joint comprehensive plan of action for resolution of the Iranian nuclear program," she said at a briefing on Thursday.
The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova have compared the attempts of some citizens to vote on amendments to the Constitution several times with the "fantastic ride of greed," and hinted at "prosaic conclusion".
Previously a resident of Israel, a citizen of the Russian Federation Yael Ilinski reported in Facebook that was able to vote three times: in electronic form, as well as the Embassy of the Russian Federation and tel Aviv and the Consulate in Haifa. Besides, according to her, the newsletter has given even her minor daughter.
Politicians and diplomats have commented on the words of the mayor of the district Prague 6 ondřej Kolář, who said that the demolition of the monument to Marshal Ivan Konev to blame the Russian Embassy. They called saying official dirty horseplay and botched attempt to make excuses for their actions.
The key statement in the material RIA Novosti.
Official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said the words of the mayor of the district Prague 6 ondřej Kolář, initiated the demolition of the monument to Marshal Ivan Konev.
In the local media published an interview Kolář, in which he announced that the demolition of the monument to Soviet Marshal allegedly responsible Russia.
Senator Alexei Pushkov commented in his Twitter a note of protest to Ukraine over the conduct of military parades in the Crimea.
Ukraine's foreign Ministry earlier sent Russia a note of protest because of the parades in the Crimea and Donbass "without the consent of the Ukrainian side". The parade dedicated to the 75-th anniversary of victory in the great Patriotic war, took place on June 24 in Simferopol, the hero cities of Sevastopol and Kerch. In addition, their victory parades held by the self-proclaimed Donetsk and Lugansk people's Republic.
USA held a course on the placement of intermediate-range and shorter-range nuclear forces (INF) in different regions of the world, Moscow warned Washington about the risks of provoking instability, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"The Russian delegation reminded about the initiative to counter NATO moratoria on the deployment of land-based missiles of intermediate and shorter-range missiles. USA heading for the location of the systems previously supremacist on the INF Treaty in various regions of the world," Zakharova said at the briefing.
The United States has no moral or legal right to accuse the other of violating agreements on arms control, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"The U.S. has neither legal, nor political, nor moral plan to assess the implementation of agreements on arms control. For this purpose appropriate mechanisms to verify control, and in some cases created by international organizations", - said Zakharov on the briefing.
The Minister of defence of Germany Annegret Kramp-of Karrenbauer said that NATO must develop a common understanding of the threat posed by Russia.
"The question of how we perceive Russia as we assess the behavior of Russia is the decisive question. It is a huge challenge in Europe and in NATO. There is a big difference - if you are German and live in Germany and you're in a good situation, surrounded by friends, or you are a country that has a common border with Russia or you countries like the Nordic, Baltic and Eastern European countries that on a daily basis see a violation on the part of Russia", - she said, speaking via video link to the discussion on the site of the American analytical center Atlantic Council.
The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova responded to the next performances of Georgian journalist Georgy Gabunia words of Russian foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, gave a rating of "hysteria Georgian journalists".
The infamous Georgian journalist Giorgi Gabunia, is that in 2019 began his own program of abuse against Russian President Vladimir Putin said earlier that is not going to apologize. Later Gabunia again spoke strongly against Putin on air of TV channel "Mtavari arch".
The official representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that Kyiv's position on "multi-million dollar debt" of Russia to Ukraine.
"Don't know what to think, just thing to do", — quotes the portal Politexpert.
About 60 Russians, stuck in Ecuador because of measures against the coronavirus, waiting to return home, have informed RIA of news in Embassy of the Russian Federation in this Latin American country.
Earlier official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the return of Russians from Ecuador and Central America is in progress.
Weapons, military equipment, equipment and ammunition — the Pentagon continues to equip, Shoe and clothe the Ukrainian army. The state Department approved the sale of 16 patrol boats on a record amount of $ 600 million. The U.S. Embassy in the Ukrainian capital announced the delivery of anti-tank missile systems Javelin, radios and other military equipment for 60 million. About how and why Washington is arming Kiev — in the material RIA Novosti.
Just with 2014, the United States spent on strengthening the Ukrainian defense almost half a billion dollars. Only this year has allocated 300 million, and 100 on lethal weapons. However, for 16 patrol boats Mark VI Kiev will have to pay.
Statements by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg that the Russian troops supposedly stand at the borders of the Alliance, contrary to logic and common sense, said the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
Previously, Mr. Stoltenberg in an interview with Welt said that Russia is active in the Arctic, strengthens its presence in the Mediterranean region, and Russian forces are directly at the outer borders of NATO.
Moscow demands from the U.S. authorities to provide treatment of Russian pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko, serving time in an American prison, in addition Washington needs to show humanism and to liberate the Russians and other wrongfully convicted citizens and allow them to return home in a pandemic, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
She recalled that the health of Russians was severely eroded, including due to torture during interrogation in Liberia: he knocked out teeth, damaged internal organs.
Russia hopes that the implementation of the agreement between the United States and the radical movement "Taliban" will lead to the complete withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan and the achievement of inter-Afghan reconciliation, said the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"We believe that the implementation of the us-Taliban agreement, let me remind you that it was signed on February 29 this year in Doha, will lead to the complete withdrawal of foreign forces and achieving national inter-Afghan reconciliation," Zakharova said at the briefing.
Moscow will follow the steps Tokyo after the statements of the Japanese authorities to suspend the deployment of Aegis Ashore complexes, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"We drew attention to the statements of some official representatives of the Japanese intention to "suspend the implementation of plans to deploy missile defense systems Aegis Ashore land-based in the territory of the country." Consider the statement of the Minister of foreign Affairs of Japan ... with regard to any changes to the rate of Japan to increase military-political cooperation with the United States did not happen. We will track the development of this story, first of all, to follow any of the current claims, the specific steps of the Japanese leadership, particularly in the missile field, which has a direct impact on the security situation in the Asia-Pacific region," Zakharova said at the briefing.
Russia started to print for Yemen, a new banknote makes it in accordance with the previously concluded contract, said at a briefing the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
The representative of the Russian foreign Ministry was asked to comment on media reports about the detention of separatists in Yemen convoy carrying 64 billion reais in banknotes printed by the Central Bank of Yemen in Russia.
Conclusive evidence of Iranian involvement in the attack on Saudi oil facilities in the report of the United Nations there, said the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
Earlier, Reuters, citing a report by the UN chief Antonio Guterres said that the cruise missiles used in attacks on state oil company Saudi Aramco and the airport in Saudi Arabia to 2019, was "of Iranian origin".
In Moscow hope that the EU will not weaken attention to the suppression of coronavirus, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"Given the steps the European partners towards the restoration of movement (nationals), hoping that the neighbors will not weaken attention to the effectiveness against novel coronavirus infection. I remind you of the excessive haste in easing of the quarantine restrictions continues to warn the who," said Zakharov on the briefing.
A little more than 5 thousand Russians have returned home export flights from abroad during the week, a spokesman for the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"Last week, in the period from 10 to 17 June was taken by flights of Russian and foreign air carriers in the aggregate more than 5 thousand people from new York, Phuket, Dubai, Bangkok, Cape town, Casablanca, Paris, Bishkek, Osh, Bali, Tashkent, Tokyo, Goa, Ho Chi Minh city, Seoul, Yerevan, Antalya, Delhi. Since the beginning of the algorithm (for export) exported over 33 thousand flights of Russian airlines, more than 4.5 thousand foreign. The number of returnees citizens on the basis of the algorithm from the beginning of April is approaching 38 thousand people", - said Zakharov on the briefing.
The official representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, commenting on the words of the Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmitry Kuleba about the Russian passports of DNR and LNR, said that these documents are historic evidence of the response of the residents of Donbass to Kiev.
Kuleba informed in interview to Agency "UKRINFORM", said that "Russian passports in the Donbass - is nonsense."
Action in support of the detainee by the police of Germany at the request of the U.S. Russian musician Denis Kaznacheev takes place in Berlin, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.
The campaign "Justice for Denis in Berlin!" began around 14.00 local time (15.00 GMT) in the street Alt Moabit. On the lawn in front of the jail Moabit gathered about 50 friends and colleagues of the Russian musician, the action takes place in the format of "party" DJs include, as the organizers say, "favorite artists" Kaznacheeva. People communicate with each other, not shouting slogans, demands and slogans written on brought by the participants and organizers, the banners and posters.
The Russian Ambassador in Bucharest, Valeri Kuzmin, was summoned to the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Romania in connection with the statements of the representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova regarding the Romanian national defense strategy.
Earlier, the Supreme defence Council of Romania, headed by the President Klaus Iohannis approved a draft national defense strategy of the country in 2020-2024 years, where in the section "Threats" in this document was mentioned and Russia. In the same project that was already approved by the Supreme defence Council and submitted for approval to the Parliament, says that this situation could have a negative impact on Romania's security. The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said this week that Romania's intention to include Russia in the list of national threats can be explained by the desire to strengthen the US presence and NATO in the Black sea.
The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova on the occasion of Day of Russia has told, what it means patriotism: according to her, it is not only the love for the Motherland, its nature, history and people, but also a professional attitude to their work.
"For me, patriotism in the first place, I think it's not only the love of country that surrounds me - its nature, its history, the people that I know who I work with whom I communicate is taken for granted. But for me patriotism has another dimension - it does not contradict, but complements. It is a professional attitude to their work, sincere service to the profession and work in that direction, for which you are responsible," - said Zakharov during Junior military online campaign "I love Russia" devoted to Day of Russia.
The actions of Poland concerning the journalist Leonid Sviridov - a long and dirty history, Moscow will monitor the consideration of his claim before a Polish court, said the official representative of the foreign Ministry of Russia Maria Zakharova.
Earlier the journalist of MIA "Russia today" Sviridov filed a lawsuit to the Polish TV channel TVP1 on the protection of honor and dignity. As told RIA Novosti the plaintiff, it requires channel refutation of defamatory information that he was allegedly expelled from Poland in connection with allegations of espionage. A court in Poland has not yet set a date for consideration of the application.
The application of the Dutch investigation that Russia is trying to "fit" the evidence in the case about the crash of MH17, the lies, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"The Dutch Prosecutor Thijs Berger recently announced that the model hit flight MH17 missiles. This conclusion is based on a distant similarity of the I-beam, the so-called butterfly - just two pieces of discovered 370, although the materials of the Dutch technical investigation clearly indicated that warheads of this type of such fragments constitute one quarter of the total, that is, they had to be about 100," said Zakharova, commenting on the past in the Netherlands, June 8-10, hearing on the collapse of the Malaysian Boeing.
The investigation in the Netherlands, accusing Russia in the case of the crash of flight MH17, trying to deflect any suspicion from Ukraine, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"During his speeches, Dutch prosecutors have tried to withdraw from Ukraine any suspicion that Ukrainian air defenses on the day of the disaster in the area of the tragedy, allegedly did not function, however, the world-known materials, which Ukrainian officials posed on the background are deployed in the area of so-called anti-terrorist operation "Beech" in the combat state, and the prosecution clearly indicates that the SAM "Buk" armed forces of Ukraine were located not only around, but in the vicinity of the scene of the tragedy. And all this against the backdrop of claims that Russia is supposedly acting in good faith, trying to lead investigators to a dead end and so on," said Zakharova, commenting on the past 8-10 June hearing on the collapse of the Malaysian Boeing in the Netherlands.
Moscow is grateful to Georgia for export from Nigeria by a special flight of three Russian sailors and hopes that this successful humanitarian experience will be useful and at the end of the pandemic coronavirus, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"I would like to tell you about the successful collaboration with Tbilisi, the return home of Russian citizens. We are grateful to the Georgian side for assistance in the evacuation by a special flight from Nigeria three Russian sailors. Their contract ended, regular flights between Russia and Nigeria was terminated, the Russian export flight from this country have not been worked out at the moment. And consent of the Georgian colleagues to take of Russian citizens on Board your let them on 7 June from Lagos to arrive in Tbilisi, where they were met by representatives of the section of Russian interests at the Embassy of Switzerland in Georgia and delivered to the Georgian-Russian border in the area of multilateral automobile checkpoint Upper Lars. To date, all three of them arrived to the place of permanent residence", - said Zakharov on the briefing.
More than 240 thousand Russians have returned home since the beginning of March after the outbreak of coronavirus, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
According to her, the return of Russian citizens who found themselves abroad after the beginning of the epidemic, became a "special operation, which took place in several stages" and lasted without three weeks of the month.
Most Russian citizens wishing to return Home, remains in the countries of South-East Asia, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"If we're not talking about those who live there and who don't need help, namely those who require assistance, who need urgent back, still South-East Asia. Thailand, India, here in this region," she said on radio "Komsomolskaya Pravda".
. The official representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova in an interview with the newspaper "Komsomolskaya Pravda" called reports of Russian involvement in the unrest in the USA myth.
"To declare, as did some representatives of the democratic party of the United States, that "the protests in the States are Russian, the Kremlin and Russia", — so just don't respect their own people or to understand what is happening," she said.
In the Czech Republic declared persona non grata two Russian diplomats on Sunday evening left the territory of the Republic, told the Prague CNN Prima News foreign Ministry spokesman Marian Vernerova.
"I can confirm that the two expelled Russian diplomats tonight left the Czech Republic," said Vernerova.
The expulsion of the diplomatic staff of the Russian Federation does not meet the domestic political agenda of Prague's relations with Moscow deliberately spoiled from some of the elite of the Czech Republic, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
Czech Prime Minister Andrew Babish on Friday, citing intelligence agencies, said that the Czech government made a decision about expulsion of two Russian diplomats, which is associated with the story about the alleged transport of the Czech Republic Russian diplomat of the poison ricin. Rossotrudnichestvo said RIA Novosti that from the Czech Republic sent the acting head of the Agency in Prague and one of its employee.
The United States, where in recent days there are mass riots, faced the consequences of those theses that have promoted themselves around the world, including the possibility of destabilization of the situation in other countries, said Sunday the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
According to her, the United States faced the consequences of those ideas and arguments that "they were promoting around the world: the possibility of instability, the possibility of playing on the internal contradictions that are the essence of any state and nation which need to be overcome on legal grounds."
For spy scandals in Germany "ears stick out" of the U.S. which wants thus to divert attention from scandals with their participation, said the representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"Ears in Berlin, the US stuck for a long time, decades now. And so, I would say, a serious bid for influence in Berlin on all issues. First, this and the presence of the us military. Secondly, the basic is the scandal that came to light a few years ago, wiretapping Americans of the leaders of Germany, directly Mrs. (of German Chancellor Angela - ed.) Merkel. And this was all proven, it has facts and it recognized the facts were. No one is denied. It is definitely a lot of pressure on energy issues..." - said Zakharov in the program "Sunday night with Vladimir Solovyov" on TV channel "Russia 1".
The U.S. Ambassador to Germany, is a daily threat to Berlin, demanding to change the power policy, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"A lot of pressure on energy issues. The US Ambassador in Berlin every day threatens the people of Germany and the leadership of this country that they have to rewrite their policies in the energy sector with Russia. To make a choice - first, to refuse to cooperate, mutually beneficial, and profitable Germany, and refocus on energy, in particular, the United States," - said Zakharov in the program "Sunday night with Vladimir Solovyov" on TV channel "Russia 1".
Russia and China have discussed the reasons for and methods of pressure from the Western countries and how to resist them even in 2019, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"We with our Chinese colleagues in a constructive dialogue. We discussed this about a year ago, even less, in consultations, and then in China, did not sound the kind of rhetoric that started today, now, last year, we foresaw it," said Zakharova in the program "Sunday night with Vladimir Solovyov" on TV channel "Russia 1".
Russia is grateful to the US for the assistance in liquidation of consequences of the oil spill in Norilsk, said the official representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
The diplomat said the initiative of Washington is a smart goodwill gesture, Recalling that the parties exercised mutual supply of ventilators.
The expulsion of two Russian diplomats from Czech Republic will be taken into account in building relations with Prague, there will be retaliatory measures, said the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
On Friday Czech Prime Minister Andrew Babish, citing intelligence agencies, said that the Czech government made a decision about expulsion of two Russian diplomats, which is associated with the story about the alleged transport of the Czech Republic Russian diplomat of the poison ricin. As reported by RIA Novosti Deputy head of Rossotrudnichestvo Mikhail Bryukhanov sent employees must leave the Czech Republic within 48 hours.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia will publish a selection on how the United States in the last 10 years "taught the whole world a democracy," said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"I wanted to say that we also know how "Troll". And this is the same as the historical moment when, frankly, the dilemma still occurs. Because, again, I want to say, perhaps, tomorrow we will make a special selection in social networks of the Ministry of foreign Affairs, Ministry of foreign Affairs Facebook. There are quotes from our American colleagues and worse, how they taught, but we will make a selection probably in the last 10 years, as they taught the whole world, so to speak, of democracy. They taught, counseled, made remarks, arranged a public flogging. It wasn't even trolling," - said Zakharov on the YouTube channel "Soloviev LIVE", answering the question whether Russia "Troll" US against the backdrop of unrest.
— The number of Russians wishing to return home from the United States, against the backdrop of unrest growing every day, said the official representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova in an interview with "Parlamentskaya Gazeta".
From the end of may in many major U.S. cities have been protests and riots in connection with the death of an African-American George Floyd with the arrest by the police. One of the police officers that for several minutes he felt a knee in the neck of Floyd, was accused of murder, three others of aiding and abetting the murder.
Russia should "get out of the Middle East" because it is "destructive role", said assistant Secretary of state David Schenker. Russian politicians said that the destructive role in the region plays primarily the United States, continued the policy of intervention, and Russia is helping Syria in the fight against terrorism and is there legally.
Schenker fell on Russia in a speech during a videoconference in the Middle East Institute in Washington.
The official representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, commenting on the statements of U.S. assistant Secretary of state David Schenker that Russia should "get out of the Middle East," called to remember the results of Washington's policy in the region.
"I would like to clarify what the American project of the last two decades in the middle East Schenker considers successful?
The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, commenting on the RIA Novosti statement, the US attorney General's office about foreign interference in the situation with the protests in the country "on both sides", calling them another attempt to explain the internal problems to external factors.
Earlier, U.S. attorney General William Barr said on "foreign meddling" in the protests in the United States. "We see that foreign actors play for all parties, to exacerbate the violence," said Barr in a press conference, without saying which countries he accuses.
The proposal of the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Alexey Reznik negotiate the Donbass in the "Budapest format" without Russia is another attempt to get away from work to resolve the conflict in accordance with the Minsk package of measures to break this format, and possibly also Norman, replacing them with an alternative venue without Donetsk and Lugansk, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova on the briefing.
Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine Oleksii Reznikov suggested the UK and US to host talks on the situation in the Donbass in the "Budapest format" without the participation of Russia. He wrote about this in an article published on the website of the Atlantic Council research centre working under the auspices of NATO.
Moscow demands to present obtained by Berlin that the U.S. evidence of Russia's involvement in the hacker attack on the Bundestag in 2015, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"Now the German government referring to some "reliable evidence", which, according to the German media, was received by Berlin from the United States. This is a known suppliers of reliable facts and reliable evidence. I would like to say that if the German side have received from Washington documentary evidence of someone's guilt, that the Russian side is ready to consider them", - said Zakharov on the briefing.
Moscow regrets that the intensification of Russian-Japanese dialogue began to acquire speculation, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"Barely, after a pause, began to intensify Russian-Japanese dialogue at various levels, as it unfortunately began to acquire some speculation. We talked about this, I think, a few months in a row," she said during an online briefing on Thursday.
Between the words and deeds of Western countries in the field of human rights observed dissonance, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, commenting on the actions against the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
"The fact Assange is a shot of the Western system of justice itself. It is, as again indicated by many commentators, for political reasons used as a punitive tool against unwanted persons. by the Way, I would like to note that including Britain and of course USA are constantly heated and an information campaign about conditions of detention (the suspect in Russia spying) Paul Whelan" she said during an online briefing on Thursday.
No one appealed to Russia for the organization of a new meeting of foreign Ministers "Norman format", the reports that are stuffing, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova on the briefing.
Earlier, the head of the foreign Ministry of Ukraine Dmitry Kuleba during a joint press conference with foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas said that the work in the Normandy format (France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine) Donbas continues, the conversation at the level of foreign Ministers will be held in the near future.
Dutch authorities use of implanted society the image of an external enemy in the face of Russia in its domestic political purposes, and instead to deal with common challenges, they are busy looking for the mythical spies, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, commenting on the published Dutch intelligence services, the guidelines on the fight against spies.
"A new stage out spy. Recently, the Dutch General intelligence and security published a fantastic document - a memo on the fight against spies. It was called "Espionage. How to recognize and resist". The impression that somewhere remained neutiliziruemoy waste paper long time, and now, removed, wiped off and invited the attention of the modern audience. To the authors ' understanding that manuals the Netherlands is almost the main target for intelligence services around the world. Didn't know, we have in mind," Zakharova said at a briefing on Thursday.
Because the coronavirus is too early to talk about the resumption of visa-free exchanges between Russia and Japan in the Kuril Islands, there are no policies, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
In anticipation of the exchanges each year Russia and Japan holds consultations in March, but this year due to the coronavirus, they were postponed. Thus, the exchanges in may and June has become virtually impossible. The Japanese side sees the possibility of resuming them in July, but there are concerns due to the fact that visiting Japanese citizens of the Islands are carried out on vehicles, which creates additional risk of infection with a new type of coronavirus.
Moscow is disappointed that the EU followed the US in late may, renewed unilateral sanctions against Syria, said on Thursday the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
Updated EU sanctions against Syria will be in effect until June 1, 2021.
The US supplies of ventilators in Russia are a perfect example of cooperation between the two countries in difficult times, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"I think it's a great example of how a very difficult situation for countries to establish cooperation, partnership and cooperation," Zakharova said at the briefing.
Member of the U.S. Senate Committee on foreign relations Bob Menendez introduced lawmakers a bill calling for an immediate extension of the Contract on reduction of strategic offensive arms (start Treaty) between the United States and the Russian Federation, reported on the official website of the Senator.
"The bill ... calls for the immediate extension of the new start Treaty and restricts the President from taking any prejudicial action against the new start Treaty," - noted in the message.
More than a hundred American and foreign journalists suffered from actions of police in the United States in the light of the riots in the United States, said Tuesday the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
In his post on Facebook Zakharova wrote that "today the schedule of Secretary Mike Pompeo is the meeting with the "survivors during the events in Tiananmen square", accompanied by a publication in the social network screenshots graphics Pompeo. She noted that "outside Department office in Washington, there is a massacre between police and protesters, which have a story to tell about survival in the squares, but international hypocrisy has not been canceled".
The idea of U.S. President Donald trump on the enlarged meeting of the G7 in principle is moving in the right direction, but does not provide truly universal mission, told RIA Novosti the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"For starters, I note that we draw the statement of the President of the United States that he believes "seven" in its current form is "very outdated group of countries", "does not reflect properly what is happening in the world." Agree with such approach", - she said.
Russian citizens are not among the victims of the riots in the United States, said Monday the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"At the time of the resurrection, according to our Russian Embassy in Washington, and Embassy accumulates information from all sarantakes throughout the US, according to them, thank God, casualties among our citizens there," Zakharova said in the program "Evening with Vladimir Solovyov" on TV channel "Russia 1".
U.S. authorities in the case of police actions against journalists, including the correspondent of RIA Novosti news Agency covering the protests in the country, violation of the legitimate rights of reporters - not only international law but also its own Constitution, said Monday the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
Earlier it was reported that the Minneapolis police deliberately fired tear spray against journalists - the crew of the TV channel VICE and RIA Novosti, Mikhail Turgiev after the dispersal of the protest action. MIA "Russia today" demanded from the authorities of the United States investigate the actions of the police.
Events in the US related to the protests after the death of the African-American George Floyd, is a true "American tragedy" of today, said Monday the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"There is no malice (on the situation in the United States - ed.), no sensations, except one - understanding what we litsezreem real tragedy, that the very American tragedy of today", - said Zakharov in the program "Evening with Vladimir Solovyov" on TV channel "Russia 1".
The statements of former adviser to the U.S. President for national security about the involvement of Russia to the unrest in the United States are part of a new campaign in Washington "Russian intervention", said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
Former US presidential Advisor for national security Susan rice said earlier that the violence during the protests in the United States can stand Russia. No evidence or specific facts rice not led.
The termination of relations with the world health organization, the US strike on the international legal framework for cooperation in this field at a time when the world needs to unite in the fight against the pandemic coronavirus, told reporters the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
On Friday, U.S. President Donald trump said that the country stops its cooperation with the who, because the organization "has refused to carry out the required reforms." According to him, the US "will redirect these funds to the world urgent needs of health."
The head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev considers that the decision of the President of the United States Donald trump to break off relations with the world health organization (who) has no understanding of risk and assumption of responsibility.
On Friday, trump said that the country stops its cooperation with the who, because the organization "has refused to carry out the required reforms." According to him, the US "will redirect these funds to the world urgent needs of health."
The world needs to analyze the events associated with COVID-19 in order to be better prepared in case of repetition of such developments, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
According to Zakharov, in a pandemic the world is facing something never experienced until now.
US statement on its intention to introduce new sanctions against the project "Nord stream 2" talking about the activity of the American forces, to impose on other countries its energy policy and its liquefied natural gas, Washington reduces the advantage of the competitiveness of European companies, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
Earlier, US Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell said in an interview with German newspaper Handelsblatt that the new sanctions against the "Nord stream 2" may be adopted by the us Congress quickly, despite the election campaign. The purpose of new sanctions is preventing the introduction of the pipeline system. How will this be implemented in practice, the Ambassador did not elaborate, but one possibility may be penalties to companies that provide maintenance of the pipeline.
Cancellation by Washington of sanctions exemptions Tehran begs the question of whether the United States to Iran independently built the reactor at Arak, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"The authors of this policy seem to not even wonder what is the benefit for the Washington, what benefits the US will get from such actions, if provided by SVPD actions will not be realized. Let's remind them that the parameters of these projects was developed and agreed with the direct participation of American specialists and in General they were a response to the concerns of the American side. It turns out that not Iran, with which the Americans had some sort of high risks in the nuclear field, and the USA is not allowed to complete the implementation of the nuclear component of the AGREEMENT. Hence the question: do we understand correctly that now in Washington that Iran is now self-build, for example, the Arak reactor. Recently such a prospect, on the contrary, frightened the American side," - said Zakharov in his online briefing.
A grant from the U.S. Department of state on the theme "exposing the misinformation of the Russian public health services" can be considered a direct order of Washington to discredit Russian efforts to confront the pandemic COVID-19, said Thursday the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
Earlier, the Bureau for international public Affairs of the US state Department has decided to issue a grant for "exposing the misinformation of the Russian public health services". The US state Department has published information on the grant of 250 thousand dollars on may 21. Earlier, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg in an interview with the Italian newspaper la Repubblica said that Russia and China are supposedly spreading disinformation to increase the influence of NATO member States and the European Union and their instability in the conditions of a pandemic coronavirus. The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in turn said that the U.S. under conditions of pandemic coronavirus put forward unfounded accusations against China and Russia.
The abolition of the U.S. exceptions from sanctions in Iran's relations may slow, but not stop the reconfiguration of the reactor at Arak, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"The abolition of these so-called "Vavilov" can slow down but not stop execution of those important reconfiguration projects that form the basis of the agreements of 2015", - said Zakharov on the briefing.
Moscow is concerned about the escalation of tensions between India and Pakistan, encouraged parties to resolve disputes through political and diplomatic means on the basis of existing agreements, said on Thursday the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
In the past two months in Jammu and Kashmir have been a number of terrorist attacks, which killed 30 security forces personnel and was eliminated 38 of the terrorists. In February of last year in Jammu and Kashmir has been the bloodiest terrorist attack over the years - the extremist group "Jaish-e-Muhammad" attacked a convoy of paramilitary police of India. The victims were 45 people.