Russian politicians have declared the futility of attempts of the Ukrainian authorities to "return" the Crimea.
On the eve of the former Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin called for the establishment of the Peninsula "internal and external issue" for Moscow.
Ex-foreign Minister of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin has to repent for his activity on the post, said the Senator from Crimea Olga Cowicide, commenting on RT policy statements about the Peninsula.
Previously Klimkin said about the need to create from the Crimea "internal and external challenge to Russia."
The official representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova in an interview with RBC, commented on the appeal of former Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin to do from the Crimea "internal and external challenge to Russia."
"They (the Kiev authorities. — Approx. ed.) was to turn Ukraine into a global issue," she said.
Interest in Tanzania in "Yandex.Search for" soared 65 times after information on the restoration of air links with this country, as in "Yandex.Travel" - more than 200 times, told RIA Novosti in the press service of Internet companies.
On Friday, Deputy Prime Minister Tatiana Golikova said that Russia from August 1, will resume its flights from three countries: UK, Turkey, and Tanzania. The Embassy of Tanzania, called it good news that the country is ready to accept all tourists who want to come. The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the inclusion of Tanzania in the list of the three countries, which will be restored flights from Russia, due to the popularity of this African country among Russian tourists.
Moscow considers the statement of US state Secretary Mike Pompeo about the possibility to involve Russia in anti-Chinese campaign of the US as an attempt to complicate the Russian-Chinese partnership, "drive a wedge" between Russia and China, the statement of the official representative of the MFA of Russia Maria Zakharova.
Earlier, the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo suggested to create an Alliance against China.
The President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, demanding to decipher the Minsk agreement on the Donbas, invents ways not to honor them, said the Deputy Director of the CIS Institute Vladimir Zharikhin.
"Of course, the document is not difficult to understand. Not the case, from my point of view, Zelensky want to understand not the plain meaning of the document he wants to understand how it can be avoided, as it can not run, despite the fact that officially not give up in the implementation of this agreement," said Zharikhin RIA Novosti.
President Vladimir Zelensky said about the need to decipher the Minsk agreement.
On Thursday, the head of state together with Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga visited the pedestrian bridge near the checkpoint "Stanitsa Lugansk".
The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova called absurd and baseless speculation statements in the West about the "Russian trace" in the elections in the North of Macedonia.
"It was hard not to notice a series of widely publicized during the election campaign in the North of Macedonia video senior Western politicians, including heads of governments and Ministers. They just openly, persistently urged severomoravska voters to vote for one or for the other party. In the face of such weighty facts of blatant foreign interference in the Affairs of a sovereign state unscrupulous, completely baseless speculation about the presence of some Russian hand traces around the world looks absolutely absurd," Zakharova said at the briefing.
Report to British parliamentarians about alleged Russian interference in internal political processes has no evidence and the specific facts, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"Its essence - it is no. This is a report about anything. This is some completely empty the exhaust, because it is replete with accusations, but provides no facts. The style is well known: no evidence, no concrete facts, nothing given. All this is set in the key highly likely, or "almost exactly", or now a new finding: "95 percent confidence", - said Zakharov on your briefing.
Moscow rejects Tokyo's claims in relation to defence activities in the Kuril Islands, is a territory of Russia, said the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"We are surprised, of course, that the relevant provisions of the document not only completely detached from reality, but just riddled with mistrust, suspicion of the course of action our country that focus exclusively on effective national security in conditions of tense political and military situation in the Asia Pacific region", - said Zakharov on the briefing.
USA non-market methods of trying to oust from the market of high technologies of competitors, including the Chinese company Huawei, deliberately resorting to prohibited methods, said the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
Earlier, the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that the U.S. imposed visa restrictions for the employees of Chinese tech companies including Huawei, for involvement in "human rights violations".
Relations between Russia and Lithuania are in a hopeless deadlock due to the fault of Vilnius, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausea July 17, before the white house announced that he intends to raise the issue of disagreements with Russia in the assessment of the Second world war.
Russia believes that the resolution of Parliament on local elections in Ukraine should be clarified, said the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
According to her, there is still no clarity, what is the last resolution of Parliament local elections and the press release of the Ukrainian President.
Moscow is ready to develop equal cooperation with London, the hostile intentions against Britain, Russia does not have, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"We for many years did not cease to emphasize that the Russian side has consistently guided by the principle of non-interference in the internal Affairs of other countries. Nor do we have any hostile intentions towards Britain, we too have said many times. We are willing to develop equal cooperation", - said Zakharov at a briefing on Thursday.
Moscow rejects accusations of involvement in hacking attacks in relation to the development of a vaccine against coronavirus, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"We strongly reject another absurd media stuffing our Anglo-Saxon friends – first, USA, second Canada and Britain about the alleged hacker attack with the purpose of obtaining the Western development of a vaccine against coronavirus", Zakharova said at a briefing on Thursday.
Brussels, initiating a resolution on the situation of human rights in Belarus ahead of the upcoming presidential elections there, shows interference in the internal Affairs of this country, Russia believes this approach is unacceptable, said on Thursday the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"I would like to dwell separately on the Council's adoption of human rights the UN with the filing of the Brussels resolution on the situation of human rights in Belarus in the run-up to the forthcoming August 9 election of the President. Amid the incessant stream of accusations from the West about alleged "Russian trace" in the elections - as always without any proof - is puzzling what is perceived as a tribute of their own real and not imaginary interference in the Affairs of another state through the initiation of such decisions of the Council," Zakharova said at a weekly briefing.
Next, the 44th session of the Council for human rights, the UN has demonstrated the inability of Western countries to show solidarity and to rise above opportunistic aspirations in the face of global thunderstorms pandemic coronavirus, said Thursday the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
According to her, the result of these sentiments was the "extreme politicization and emotional nature of the discussions around the situation in the Philippines, Venezuela, Belarus, Myanmar, Nicaragua and Burundi". "The Council re-stamped a resolution on the situation of human rights in Syria, Eritrea, which has long gone into isolation from the real situation on the ground," - said the Russian diplomat.
Organization "White helmets" for humanitarian façade of the brand hides looting, robbery and direct complicity with terrorism, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"Western sponsors still has not refused to support the White helmets and affiliated with the organization structures. For our part, we have repeatedly noted that for demonstrative humanitarian facade of the brand is hiding the real looting, racketeering, robbery, deliberate misinformation, staging hematic, air, artillery strikes and just direct complicity with terrorism," Zakharova said at a briefing on Thursday.
The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova urged the competent authorities in the United States to ensure the proper attitude towards the media in accordance with international obligations after the attack on Russian journalists in Portland.
In conversation with reporters, she said that "today in the United States attacked police officers had been the crew of the "First channel"... journalists had been applied physical strength, damaged professional equipment."
Official to represent the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said the report of the Committee of the British Parliament about alleged Russian intervention in British politics, calling it "Russophobia in the fake cut".
The intelligence Committee of the British Parliament on Tuesday published a report on "Russian intervention" in British politics.
The head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, after being hit in the black list in the United States stated that "taking the fight" and "will continue to be interesting."
He signed a photo in the telegram, which is in the storage room for weapons.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif is bringing the message of the Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to Russian leader Vladimir Putin, said the Iranian Ambassador in Moscow Kazem Jalali.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov will hold on Tuesday talks with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Moscow, reported the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
The Ministry of foreign Affairs of Ukraine has expressed protest to the Russian foreign Ministry over the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Crimea.
On Monday, Putin visited Crimea and took part in the groundbreaking ceremony for the warships for the Russian Navy at shipbuilding plant "Gulf".
Moscow offers to Berlin to consult on cyber security, it would help to settle many of the claims, said on Monday the special envoy of Russian President for international cooperation in the field of information security, the Director of the Department of international information security of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Andrey Krutskikh.
Commenting on the claims of the Berlin to Moscow on the alleged in 2015 cyber-attacks against the Bundestag, Krutskikh said that the Russian side has repeatedly invited the Germans to hold consultations on the issue of information security, including in 2018.
The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova told RIA Novosti about the details of the organization "African tour" – export of Russian citizens to the homeland from several African countries.
From 16 to 20 July is "African tour" - a complex logistics export a flight that will allow you to return home, dozens of Russian citizens from the most remote corners of Africa. The route covered seven countries: 16-17 July - Tanzania, Liberia, Ghana, Cameroon
The complete withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan allows you to put an end to years of bloody war in the country, said the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
According to Zakharova, the Russian foreign Ministry drew attention to the statement of the representative of the Ministry of defense to reduce the number of American troops in Afghanistan to the level stipulated by the agreement on peace between Washington and the radical movement "Taliban", as well as five bases to the Afghan national security forces.
Russia urges to rectify the unacceptable situation in the OSCE and to give leadership positions in the organization the representatives of the CIS countries, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
As Zakharova said at a briefing Thursday, July 18 is the deadline of the office of the Secretary General of the OSCE Thomas Greminger, Director of the Bureau for democratic institutions and human rights, high Commissioner on national minorities, representative on freedom of the media.
The goal of Russia's negotiations with Japan - basic document wider peace agreement, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"We see the negotiation of the conclusion of such a fundamental document, which would be wider than just peace. And referring to the Treaty of peace, friendship and good neighborliness, cooperation, which would be durable, modern legal basis for the derivation of relations between our countries to a qualitatively new level," Zakharova said at the briefing.
Russia calls on the parties to the conflict in Libya to prevent a new round of escalation and immediate ceasefire, said on Thursday the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
As the diplomat noted, the situation on the ground remains tense, and according to some, "the warring Libyan sides just took a break to regroup for the resumption of the armed confrontation".
Moscow considers the vague and conflicting statements of London about the alleged intervention of Russia in the British parliamentary elections in 2019, no proof of this, said on Thursday the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
The British foreign Secretary Dominic Raab in a written statement to Parliament says that Russia "almost certainly" tried to intervene in the British elections of 2019, on this fact opened a criminal investigation.
Russia supports the efforts of Serbia to resolve the Kosovo problem, waiting for parties viable and mutually acceptable solution, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"We support the efforts of the President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic which are aimed at the peaceful settlement of the Kosovo problem, including in the framework of the dialogue between Belgrade and Pristina", Zakharova said at a briefing on Thursday.
The lack of lasting peace in Libya may lead to further destruction of socio-economic infrastructure in the country, also increasing the risk of further internationalization of the Libyan conflict, said Thursday the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"It is fraught with new victims among the population, further destruction of economic and social infrastructure, the threat and further internationalization of the conflict", - said Zakharov, Recalling the recent decision of the house of representatives (Parliament of Libya, ruling in the East) to authorize the participation of the armed forces of Egypt in the Libyan conflict.
The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, commenting on the spread of American sanctions on the "Nord stream 2" and "Turkish stream 2", called this use of political pressure for unscrupulous competition.
The US state Department has published recommendations in the framework of the law on counteraction to Russia through sanctions, including the document "Nord stream 2" and the second line of the "Turkish stream 2," said U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Wednesday.
The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said the words of US President Donald trump that the European Union was designed to benefit from Washington.
The US President Donald trump said earlier that the United States is in a huge economic race with other countries, including Europe, which never, according to him, Washington is not well treated. As said by the American leader, the European Union was created to benefit from the United States. While trump has not provided specific examples to prove his position.
The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said the adoption by the Ukrainian Parliament of the law on the legalization of gambling in the country.
On Tuesday the adoption of the law voted 248 parliamentarians of the Verkhovna Rada with the necessary minimum of 226 votes. The document must be signed by the President. Assessment of the authorities of Ukraine, the legalization of gambling will give in addition in the budget more than $ 400 million a year, and will accelerate the country's GDP growth to 1%. It is assumed that funds from gambling through a special Fund will be used to support sports, medicine and education.
Fled to the United States virologist from Hong Kong Lee man Yan said in an interview with U.S. television channel Fox News that the Chinese authorities allegedly found out about the coronavirus long before I reported it.
According to Yan, in 2019, she was one of the first scientists in the world engaged in the study of the novel coronavirus. A virologist told me that he had received from his supervisor at reference laboratory of the world health organization (who) Dr. Leo Pune assignment study a sample of cases similar to SARS (atypical pneumonia. – approx. ed.).
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.