Germany opposes Russia's return to the format of the "Big seven", said the German foreign Minister Heiko Maas in an interview with Rheinische Post.
The diplomat stressed that the reason for the exclusion of Moscow from this format was the reunification with Crimea and the situation in Ukraine.
. Senator Alexei Pushkov called false statements of Poland about the possibility of using Russian military force.
So the politician reacted to the statement by the Polish expert Milos GATS that the Baltic countries have not been able to confront Russia without the help of NATO. Also, the analyst added that Moscow is already "propaganda war" backed by "hybrid actions" against Warsaw.
A number of Western countries are trying to "privatize" the secretariats of international organizations and promote outside the framework of UN new ideas of multilateralism, which do not coincide with the principle of multilateralism embedded in the Foundation Charter of this organization, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
The Minister noted that there are increasing attempts to dissect international universal Convention in this way to undermine the basic principle of common consent, to impose, including by voting, some ideas, which are then issued for the opinion of the world community.
Algeria supports the territorial integrity of Libya, the only way to solve the crisis is through political dialogue, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Algeria, Sabri Boukadoum.
"We came to a common opinion concerning the Libyan crisis - and there will be no military solution to this conflict. We confirmed the most important aspect - the unity of Libya and territorial integrity of Libya. The only way to resolve the crisis is through a political dialogue. You must respect the integrity and sovereignty of the Libyan state, it is necessary to use as the basis for political dialogue as the main principle (the settlement)," said Boukadoum at a briefing in Moscow after his talks with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
In the negotiations on the Libyan resolution must involve not only all parties to the conflict, but all the neighbors of Libya, said Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at press conference following talks with his Algerian counterpart Sabri Boukadoum.
"We are convinced that at this stage of our common efforts and all the Libyan parties should engage in direct negotiations, and all the neighbors of Libya must have a voice in shaping the conditions for mezhliviysky settlement," Lavrov said.
The decisions of the Berlin conference on Libya remain relevant, the ultimate goal of all efforts of the Libyan settlement should be the restoration of the sovereignty of this country, said Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at press conference following talks with his Algerian counterpart Sabri Boukadoum.
"Algeria, and Russia comply with the agreements contained in the outcome documents of the Berlin conference. And as they were endorsed by the UN Security Council. It is clearly spelled out and specific steps and their sequence, and timing. We believe that it is still relevant", - said the Russian Minister.
While in Libya will be split, the outside players will try to influence the situation, to bet on one, then on another country's leadership, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
According to him, foreign players, especially from outside the region, did not care about the fate of the Libyan people, the fate of the Libyan state, they state simply destroyed. "They were betting on one of the Libyan parties in their geopolitical games, completely ignoring the opinion of the African Union and the attempts of the African Union to normalize the situation," said Lavrov after talks with Algerian counterpart in Moscow, adding that "it was criminal conduct NATO colleagues."
The list of Russian citizens and legal entities within cyberbanking mechanism the EU is willing, said at the briefing, the representative of the German foreign Ministry Christopher Burger.
"We have made a list of Russian citizens and legal entities within cyberbanking instruments of the EU, actively taking further steps within the EU associated with the other 26 member States," said Burger, adding that it is unable to report yet on the interim results of this work.
The settlement of the situation in Libya, Syria and other crises is only possible with consideration of a balance of interests of the parties and the non-interference of external players, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
"From this standpoint alone can address such crises as Syria, the middle East peace process, referring to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, the situation in Mali and in the Sahara-Sahel region, and, of course, the Libyan conflict, which today we devoted special attention," - said Lavrov.
Algeria is grateful to Russia for supplies of medical equipment to combat the coronavirus, said the foreign Minister Sabri Boukadoum.
"The fight against the coronavirus, I wanted first of all to thank the Russian Federation for the assistance they have provided, through Rosoboronexport, and supply of all necessary equipment. This has made a great contribution to the fight against this virus in Algeria," said Boukadoum in the course of negotiations with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ready to give intelligence agencies more powers to combat foreign interference, according to the publication Times.
The government is planning new laws which will have to interfere with "activities of enemies" in the country. In accordance with the new laws can be created the official "foreign agent" on the model of the approach in the United States and Australia, the newspaper notes. Those who will not report their activities, may be deported or imprisoned.
. Senator Alexei Pushkov commented on Twitter the words of the special envoy of the U.S. President for arms control Marshall Billingsley, who said that Russia needs to abandon the development and introduction of new types of missiles with a nuclear engine, calling them "flying Chernobyl".
"And the latest US nuclear missiles, which will replace all ICBM "Minuteman", it's a humane weapon, or "angels from heaven"? Note Billingsley: this is the weapon of "doomsday" — outraged the MP.
Any attempt to make a perpetual arms embargo against Iran as illegitimate, such actions by the US will not have success, said the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
"The UN security Council has not imposed the arms embargo in the full sense of the word against the Islamic Republic of Iran, the security Council imposed a permissive treatment of supplies of certain weapons to Iran, this regime is applicable for a limited period, that period expires in October and any attempt to somehow take advantage of the current situation, to extend the regime, and there are more to enter an indefinite arms embargo have no legal grounds nor political, nor moral," - Lavrov said at a press conference after talks with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif in Moscow.
The principle of non-interference is important for the resolution of the crises in the middle East, including in Libya, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
"We always advocate that any problems be solved through dialogue, with the involvement of all countries, through the search for balance of interests. External players should contribute to creating conditions for an inclusive dialogue and to avoid attempts to drive a wedge between the countries, to sow the seeds of confrontation in the geopolitical calculation to obtain unilateral advantages," Lavrov said at a press conference after talks with Iranian foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Iran has never taken seriously the statements of the former US presidential Advisor for national security John Bolton on Russia's attitude to Iran in the Syrian issue, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Informed Bolton in his memoirs said that at the meeting in the Kremlin in June 2018, Russian President Vladimir Putin assured that Russia is not interested in the presence of Iranian troops in Syria, but, on the one hand, could not affect their withdrawal from the country as the United States, and, on the other, is not going to replace them in the Syrian conflict.
Moscow believes that the chances of saving Iranian nuclear deal remain, said Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the meeting with the Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Zarif on Tuesday arrived in Moscow. The last time the Iranian Minister arrived in Russia in mid-June.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif stated that his current 30th visit to Moscow broke the record for the number of visits of the heads of the Iranian foreign Ministry in Russia.
"Thank you so much for your hospitality for the 30th time. I think I broke the record of visits of the Minister of foreign Affairs in Russia", - said Zarif with a smile before the talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
Iran is pleased with the way Russia is helping to confront unconstructive steps against Tehran, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif before the talks with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
According to Zarif, the Americans carried out a very dangerous policy towards a Joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD).
The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed by telephone the situation in Libya with Egyptian counterpart Sameh shoukry.
"The Ministers discussed the situation in the Middle East and North Africa with emphasis on the crisis in Libya. Both sides have confirmed the lack of settlement of the situation in the country through negotiations with the participation of all Libyan parties to implement the decisions of the Berlin conference, adopted a resolution to 2510 of the UN security Council. Highlighted the importance of the "Cairo Declaration" of 6 June
The head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev commented on the report of the Committee of the British Parliament, noting that Britain is trying to regain the "palm" in European politics, "the lead Russophobia".
He noted that the report surprises the removal of Russia from suspicion on Brexit, the rest there are "piled up, from Scotland to the world order that Russia is also trying to undermine".
The UK government noted the lack of evidence of a wide of RF interference in the British elections, but noted that any attempt to interfere was unacceptable.
"Although evidence of a large-scale campaign against Russian elections there, any attempt to interfere in our democratic process is totally unacceptable. Being criminally investigated, so to say anything else at this stage for us is inappropriate," - said in the text of the response of the government published on Tuesday a report on Russia's parliamentary intelligence Committee.
The British parliamentary intelligence Committee said that the Russian intelligence agencies believe the UK is one of its main targets, the British security services should get new powers to oppose, says the report of the Committee published on Tuesday.
"It seems that Russia considers Britain one of its main goals in the Western world, and although we may not experience the level and type of threats that feel bordering countries Russia, experts believe that we are following just behind the US and NATO in the list of priorities," the report said.
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 Committee of the British Parliament on intelligence will release a report about alleged Russian intervention in British politics on Tuesday at 10.30 a.m. (12.30 GMT), the statement of the Committee.
"Report of the Committee on Russia prepared by previous members of the Committee will be submitted to Parliament at 10.30 am (12.30 Moscow time) Tuesday 21 July. It will be available on the website of the Committee," the statement said.
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 movement "Taliban" Suhail Shaheen in an interview with RT called unfounded reports of payments of Russia to the rewards for killing American soldiers.
Earlier, the New York Times published an article alleging that a Russian military intelligence allegedly encouraged the Taliban for money attacks on troops of the international coalition in Afghanistan.
The Russian foreign Ministry has received written assurances from the Government of national consensus (NTC) of Libya, which controls Tripoli, the problem with the release of the Russians Maxim Shugaley and Samir Safana from the Libyan prison will be resolved in the near future, said the official representative of the foreign Ministry of Russia Maria Zakharova.
The diplomat recalled that the Russian foreign Ministry has included in this work immediately after receiving through informal channels late information about the illegal arrest of the Russians in Tripoli in may 2019. "He sent the relevant signals to the national consensus Government through its Embassy in Moscow. In nainom key regularly bring the subject up at the meetings with representatives of the Tripoli authorities, seeking the immediate and unconditional release of M. A. S. Shugaley and Safana," - said Zakharov. In particular, according to her, the demand was put forward by Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, Deputy Chairman of the NTC, Ahmed Mitiga and foreign Minister Mohammad Siala during their reception in Moscow in June.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of China Wang Yi in a telephone conversation with the foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that the US has lost their mind, any kind of morality and trust, said in a statement on the website of the Chinese foreign Ministry.
He added that the United States quite openly pursuing a policy priority of his country and is brought to the extreme egoism, the policy of unilateral action and intimidation.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with his Emirati counterpart Abdullah bin Zayed al Nahyan topical issues of bilateral and regional agenda, the parties called for an early cessation of hostilities in Libya, said Friday the Russian foreign Ministry.
The conversation between the two Ministers was held on the initiative of the UAE side.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov during telephone conversation with his counterpart Wang Yi told him about the dialogue of Russia and the USA on problems of arms control in the context of the objectives of maintaining strategic stability, said Friday the Russian foreign Ministry.
"Sergei Lavrov informed the colleague about the ongoing dialogue between Russia and the USA on problems of arms control in the context of the objectives of maintaining strategic stability," - said the Russian depodesta on the results of talks between the two Ministers.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov and his Chinese counterpart, Wang Yi, in a telephone conversation expressed their mutual intention to continue cooperation in the fight against the spread of a new type of coronavirus, said Friday the Russian foreign Ministry.
"The Ministers expressed their mutual intention to continue close cooperation in the fight against COVID-19, including within the framework of the world health organization and other multilateral formats", - said the Russian depodesta, published at the end of the conversation.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with his Azeri counterpart Jeyhun by Bairamova issues of bilateral relations and the situation in the sphere of regional security, in particular, the situation on the Azerbaijani-Armenian border, said Friday the Russian foreign Ministry.
"Sergei Lavrov congratulated Jeyhun Bayramov with his appointment to responsible post. Confirmed their mutual desire to further development of strategic partnership relations between Russia and Azerbaijan. The sides discussed topical issues of bilateral relations and regional security, the current situation on the Azerbaijani-Armenian border," - said the Russian depodesta.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov urged the EU to actively promote the full implementation by Kiev of its obligations under the Minsk agreements, said the Russian foreign Ministry following the meeting of Lavrov with the heads of diplomatic missions of member countries of the European Union and head of the EU delegation to Russia.
"In the context of the internal Ukrainian conflict, Lavrov called on the EU to actively promote the full and unconditional implementation by Kiev of its obligations under the Minsk agreements, as well as the non-discriminatory provision of language and educational rights of all citizens of Ukraine", - stated in the message.
The Minister of defence, Estonia jüri Luik in the appeal to the recruits starting service in the defence Forces, called Russia an enemy and urged soldiers to readiness to protect the country from "the Russian threat".
"Estonia needs trained army that will be able to protect our country. Each trained Estonian soldiers is another soldier that needs to be our enemy," Luik said in a video message to recruits, posted Wednesday on the website of the Ministry of defense.
China condemns the adoption of the US law "On the autonomy of Hong Kong", intends to impose sanctions in respect of the relevant American citizens and organizations, said in a statement on the website of the Chinese foreign Ministry.
It is emphasized that "to protect their own legitimate interests of China will take the necessary remedial actions and impose sanctions against relevant (to the law - ed.) of US citizens and American organizations."
The allegations of the presence of Russian mercenaries in Libya is false, accusations against Russia are groundless and not backed by facts, said to RIA Novosti chargé d'affaires of the Russian Federation in Libya Dzhamshed Boltaev.
"The Russian state does not support or encourage the mercenary. This was stated by President (Vladimir) Putin. If there are Russian citizens who by fate or else they were in Libya or somewhere else, it means that they have taken some steps, they are paid money for it, but they violate Russian legislation," - said Boltaev.
Russia is the moderator, who is able to resolve the conflict between Baku and Yerevan, said Azerbaijani Ambassador in Moscow Polad Bulbul oglu.
The head of Russian foreign Ministry Sergei Lavrov held telephone negotiations with the colleagues from Yerevan and Baku, urging them to an immediate ceasefire, restraint in the light of those obligations, said Russian foreign Ministry.
Charge d'affaires of the Russian Federation in Libya Dzhamshed Boltaev will liaise with all parties to the Libyan conflict.
"Yes, of course, and I'm ready to ride and communicate with the authorities of the national consensus Government and authorities in the East of the country," said Boltaev RIA Novosti.
As the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, at the White house, apparently, finally decided not to renew the contract on reduction of strategic offensive arms SNV-3. This is the last document limiting the military power of the two nuclear powers. What threatens the world, the collapse of the international security system — in the material RIA Novosti.
In an interview with reporters, the foreign Minister stressed that to panic because of refusal to prolong start-3 not necessary — Russia is able to guarantee security even without him. However, this agreement was very important. Start-3 was signed by the presidents of Russia and the USA Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama on 8 April 2010. The document came into force in February 2011 and expires in 2021-m.
U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo discussed with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov by telephone a meeting of the leaders of the "nuclear five" UN "in the near future", said in a statement on Tuesday, the message of the state Department.
In addition, the parties discussed the situation in Afghanistan, and Pompeo also "raised the issue of secure elections", said in a press release.
The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed by telephone with U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo training offered Russia a meeting of the leaders of the countries-permanent members of the UN security Council, said the Russian foreign Ministry.
It is noted that the telephone conversation was initiated by the American side.
The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed by telephone with U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo resolving conflicts in Libya, Syria and Afghanistan, said the Russian foreign Ministry.
The conversation took place on the initiative of the American side.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba said that he sees no risk of the annexation of the Donbas by Russia.
"The risk of annexation, I'm not seeing. I believe that the Russian Federation is just playing his very difficult and extremely dangerous to her game," - said Kuleba in an interview with "Today", which is posted on the YouTube channel.
The Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov called on Baku and Yerevan for an immediate ceasefire, restraint in the light of those obligations, said Russian foreign Ministry.
According to the Russian foreign Minister Lavrov on Monday held telephone talks with colleagues from Yerevan and Baku.
The foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and Russia, Elmar Mammadyarov and Sergei Lavrov discussed by telephone the incident on the border with Armenia, the Russian Minister said about the inadmissibility of the growth of tension in the region and the need to control the situation on the Azerbaijani-Armenian border.
Earlier, the Russian foreign Ministry said that Moscow expresses serious concern about the sharp deterioration of the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and is ready to provide necessary assistance to stabilize it.
The administration of President Donald trump is not serious coming to China on the subject of nuclear disarmament, making mocking statements in an attempt to change the position of Beijing, said Thomas countryman, former U.S. Undersecretary of state and current head of the Association for arms control.
Last week the Chinese foreign Ministry said that the country is ready to join trilateral talks on disarmament with the United States and Russia, but only if the US agrees to reduce its nuclear Arsenal to China's level. In response, the U.S. state Department said they welcomed the willingness of China to negotiate and invited the Chinese delegation for consultations with the Russian Federation in Vienna on this issue.
Relations between Russia and the United States are still almost at the bottom, their condition badly, said press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov.
"Our relations are still almost at the bottom point, as badly at the bilateral level and in terms, perhaps, of the responsibility of our two countries for multilateral Affairs, primarily on the subject of arms control and stretchability", - said Peskov on air of TV channel "Russia 1".
The Ambassador of Ethiopia in Russia, Alemayehu Tegegn believes that Egypt had no need to go to the UN security Council on the dam "Renaissance".
Egypt has not officially appealed to the UN Security Council to intervene in the negotiations on the construction of the dam to avoid unilateral steps on the part of Addis Ababa. Cairo said that he had taken such a step because of the "stalled" negotiations in connection with the "not positive" position of Ethiopia and the lack of "political desires".
The new Treaty on the limitation of strategic offensive arms (start) between the US, Russia and perhaps China may be concluded not earlier than in 5-10 years, says former assistant Secretary of state Frank rose.
Earlier this week, the Chinese foreign Ministry said that the country is ready to join trilateral talks on disarmament with the United States and Russia, but only if the US agrees to reduce its nuclear Arsenal to China's level. In response, the U.S. state Department said they welcomed the willingness of China to negotiate and invited the Chinese delegation for consultations with the Russian Federation in Vienna on this issue.
Russia is in dialogue with the USA on strategic stability was willing to discuss including the control of new weapons systems, said Friday the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
The Minister recalled that the United States consistently insist on the inclusion of the newest Russian weapons systems in the negotiation agenda, that is essentially "preaching to the choir".
Russia is not interested to any country in the Middle East repeat the fate of Libya, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
During an online session, "Primako readings" the foreign Minister noted that Russia is not interested in the fact that loggerheads of various States in the region, to thereby obtain a pretext and an occasion to continue and sometimes even increase their military presence.
Russia did not agree with Japan on concluding a peace Treaty after resolving the territorial issue, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
As the Minister said, the basis of everything that should determine the future relations between Russia and Japan lies the problem the outcome of the Second world war.
The US still has not provided any evidence of the accusations against Russia in connection with the radical movement "Taliban," said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
"I can only confirm that all of this is based on a very unfair speculation. No concrete evidence was not presented. Moreover, officials of the administration, including the defense Minister, said that they do not know about such facts. All of this is again inscribed, as if this all was created, apparently, the way it is, in the internal political struggle before the elections", - said the Minister on the online session of the international forum "Primakov reading-2020" "Russia and pochkovidnye the world."
Russia refuses from meeting with US at the highest level, but while such arrangements between the parties there, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
"None of the agreements (about the exchange of high level visits between Russia and the United States - ed.) is not concluded, because the agreement about the visit indicate a specific date, a specific city ... But no one refuses the visits," - said Lavrov during an online session, "Primako readings."
The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said he had not read the book itself, the former national security Advisor of US President John Bolton, but only a description of the individual plots, but noted that some things in it embellished.
"I don't read the memoirs of John Bolton, but read, of course, the description of individual scenes that went into this book. Well, it is clear that Bolton has its own view on Russian-American relations and the American mission in the world, on how America should treat the world order and how this order has to be," Lavrov said during an online session, "Primako readings."
The United States has already two years can not officially confirm that the Russian side put forward the thesis about inadmissibility of nuclear war, Moscow is worried, said Friday the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
"We are particularly worried about already the biennial U.S. refusal pereotsenit fundamental principle, the postulate that a nuclear war cannot be won and, therefore, it must never be unleashed," said Lavrov during an online session, "Primako readings."
Russia does not see any benefit from a trade war, the United States and China, said the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
"I don't see any benefit at all for Russia from a trade war between Washington and Beijing. We here benefit will not have any relations with the EU or in relations with India," the Minister said during the online session of the international forum "Primakov reading-2020".
The fate of the Treaty on the reduction of strategic offensive arms (start-3) is a foregone conclusion, the United States has decided not to extend it, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov.
"Apparently, the decision not to renew the Treaty (start-3) in the USA has already been taken. The insistence with which emphasizes the lack of alternatives to translate the whole conversation in the triangular plane, it says that it's a foregone conclusion," said Lavrov during an online session, "Primako readings."
The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called impolite ways in which the US is trying to involve China in negotiations on strategic stability.
Earlier, the state Department announced that the U.S. welcomes China willingness to negotiate on arms control and invited the Chinese delegation to the talks with Russia in Vienna on this issue. It was noted that the States also recommend China as soon as possible to meet with Russia to consider further steps for tripartite talks on arms control. In turn, earlier this week, the Director of the Department of arms control of Chinese foreign Ministry Fu Cong said that China is ready to join trilateral talks on disarmament with the United States and Russia, but only if the US agrees to reduce its nuclear Arsenal to China's level.
Meeting of experts of the USA and Russia in space under the supervision of Deputy foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov and the special envoy of the U.S. President for arms control Marshall Billingsley will be held at the end of July, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov.
"Ryabkov with Billingsley agreed as part of the process, which is under their supervision occurs to create three working groups. With 25, in my opinion, on the 30th, or from 27 to 30 July in Vienna will hold a meeting of the working group on outer space, on transparency in the nuclear weapons and military doctrines, nuclear doctrines," - said Lavrov during an online session, "Primako readings."
China opposes trilateral talks on arms control, the US knows it, said at a briefing the official representative of the Chinese foreign Ministry Zhao Lijiang.
Earlier, the state Department announced that the U.S. welcomes China willingness to negotiate on arms control and invited the Chinese delegation to the talks with Russia in Vienna on this issue. He noted that the United States also recommend China as soon as possible to meet with Russia to consider further steps for tripartite talks on arms control.
China urges U.S. to respond to the proposals of the Russian Federation on extension of the Treaty on the reduction of strategic offensive arms (start-3), said at a briefing on Friday, foreign Ministry spokesman of China, Zhao Lijiang.
"We urge the U.S. to respond to Russia's call for the extension of the start-3 Treaty and further reduce their considerable nuclear Arsenal to create the conditions for the participation of other nuclear-weapon States in negotiations on nuclear disarmament", - said the diplomat.
The President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic on Thursday began a multi-day trip to Europe, the result of which will be the first in 2018, a meeting with the Prime Minister of the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo Abdulahim Hoti.
The purpose of his visit, Vucic called the fight for the interests of Serbia on the Kosovo issue. In France July 9, a meeting was held of the Serbian leader with the President of France Emanuele a Macron. Next day online summit of the EU leadership, Germany, France, Serbia and the breakaway Republic. Initiated by the leaders of France and Germany.
State Duma Deputy from the Communist party, Michael Shchapov asked the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov to appeal to the US authorities for clarification of the situation with the monument to the first Russian Governor of Alaska, Alexander Baranov and, if necessary, to prevent its demolition, a copy of the appropriate treatment is available to RIA Novosti.
Earlier, a group of residents of Sitka has proposed to remove from the centre of the monument the Governor of Russian settlements in North America in the late XVIII - early XIX centuries, Alexander Baranov. Most speakers for the demolition of the statue belongs to the indigenous people of trincity. The coordination Council of Russian compatriots of the USA (CARS) made an online petition against plans to demolish the monument. Mayor Gary Paxton told RIA Novosti that local authorities will consider the fate of the monument in July or August.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov discussed by phone with the foreign Minister of Cyprus Nicos Christodoulides topical issues on the bilateral agenda, and issues of a Cyprus settlement, said Thursday the Russian dipvedomstva.
According to him, the conversation took place at the initiative of the Cypriot side.
Russia's permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzia called on the UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres not to delay the appointment of a new special representative for Libya.
According to the Ambassador, the situation in Libya is further compounded by the resignation of the former special representative of the UN Secretary General Hassan Salaam. "The place of the special representative of the Secretary General on Libya remained vacant for four months. This situation undermines efforts for a peaceful settlement in Libya," - said Nebenzia at the meeting of the UN security Council.
Following political consultations of Ministers of foreign Affairs of Russia and "Troika" of the African Union (DRC, Egypt, South Africa) will be held in 2021, said in a joint statement following talks of the foreign Ministers of Russia and "Troika" by Sergei Lavrov, Marie Thumbs Sesy, Sameh shoukry and Ice Pandora via videoconference.
Today was the first such consultation to be carried out annually.
Russia will continue efforts to assist the African countries in the fight against COVID-19, said the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
As the Minister said, the pandemic has had a significant impact on many aspects of international relations, damage to the economy that is felt in Africa.
The deepening of partnership of Russia with the countries of Africa through Sochi Declaration will continue to play an important stabilising role in regional and global Affairs, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
"We are convinced that further deepening of our partnership in all areas in accordance with the Sochi Declaration will continue to play an important stabilizing role in international and regional Affairs," Lavrov said at the opening of talks with the foreign Ministers of the Troika of the African Union (DRC, Egypt, South Africa).
The format of the talks useful, but it does not replace personal contact, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
"Today there are some difficulties (connecting a video - ed.) that underscores everything-the importance of personal contacts, which I'm sure we will resume in the very near future, as soon as the pandemic coronavirus infection, with which we fight together... of Course, the video format is useful, but again, it does not replace personal contacts," the Minister said at the opening of talks with the foreign Ministers of the Troika of the African Union (DRC, Egypt, South Africa) format video.
If the Pentagon believes its primary task of deterrence of Russia and China, so, this kind of philosophy professed by the current administration of the United States, she was overwhelmed with the desire to keep everyone but themselves, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov.
Pentagon chief mark Esper in the first year at the post said the successful "containment" of Russia and China.
Moscow is interested in the development of a normal dialogue with all countries, including Washington, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
The Secretary of defense mark Esper in the first year at the post said the successful "containment" of Russia and China.
USA should not prevent the UN Secretariat in the appointment of the special envoy for Libya, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
As the Minister said, after the resignation of UN special envoy for Libya Hassan Salaam to find a replacement fails for six months. Was offered several candidates for this post, but for some reason none of them was adopted, Lavrov said.
Moscow welcomes the resumption of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia in negotiations to reach an agreement on the construction of the Ethiopian dam "Revival", said the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
"Now is encouraging that the parties have again agreed to speed up contacts between the relevant Ministers," Lavrov said after talks with the foreign Ministers of the Troika of the African Union (DRC, Egypt, South Africa) format video.
Russia expects the UN to be more active within Libyan settlement, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
"With regard to the role of the UN and the need for its revitalization, Yes, we want the UN's role was more active. Unfortunately, I think soon it will be six months as special representative of the Secretary-General Ghassan salamé, shortly after the Berlin conference, resigned, and still the UN Secretary-General Mr. (Antonio) Guterres cannot appoint a replacement to Mr Salaam," said Lavrov after talks with foreign Ministers of the Troika of the African Union (DRC, Egypt, South Africa) format video.
A number of countries trying to speculate on the situation of the pandemic in the fashion industry, and to promote their selfish interests at the expense of others ' interests, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
In General, there are "attempts to undermine the foundations of a universal system of international law based on UN Charter principles and is of universal international law to contribute a certain order based on the rules," he said.
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.
China needs to modernize and expand its military potential in order to protect themselves from the strategic threats from the United States, said on Wednesday the head of the Department of arms control of Chinese foreign Ministry Fu Cong.
The diplomat stressed that all of this poses a strategic threat to China's security, so it is not strange that China needs to improve its military capabilities, but will maintain it at the minimum required level and will not change its policy against the use of military force.
The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov discussed by telephone with foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas urgent task of humanitarian assistance to Syrians without preconditions, according to the Russian depodesta.
"They discussed topical issues of the middle East agenda with a focus on the situation in Syria and around it. Were considered pressing issues of humanitarian assistance to all Syrians in all areas of the country without politicization, discrimination and preconditions", - said in a statement on the foreign Ministry website.
MPs are ready to ratify without delay the agreement between Russia and Belarus on mutual recognition of visas, said the speaker of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin during the 58th session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union of Belarus and Russia, which takes place in a videoconference mode.
The foreign Ministers of Russia and Belarus Sergey Lavrov and Uladzimir Makei on June 19 in Minsk signed an agreement on mutual recognition of visas. The press Secretary of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Republic Anatoly Glaz later clarified RIA Novosti that the agreement before the entry into force is subject to the internal procedures, it will take effect 30 days after receipt by the parties of the last written notice about their performance.
Moscow rejects the claims of the US regarding possible Russian violations of the provisions of the biological weapons Convention (BWC), as groundless and untenable, says the commentary of the Department of information and press of the Russian foreign Ministry in connection with the report of U.S. arms control.
In late June the state Department released a report on countries ' compliance with agreements in the field of arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament. In the section on the implementation of the Russian Federation of the provisions of the BTWC, stated that compliance by Moscow for many years a concern of the United States. In particular, it is argued that Russia allegedly not fulfilled its obligations for the destruction or conversion for peaceful purposes of the facilities for production of biological weapons.
The speaker of the Libyan Parliament akila Saleh said in an interview with RIA Novosti that he discussed during his visit to Moscow whether in Eastern Libya to dialogue with the national consensus Government (NTC), based in Tripoli, and whether to wait for the arrival in Russia of the commander of the Libyan national army (LNA) Khalifa the Haftarot. He also said, what are the prospects for the return of Libya to the agreements OPEC and OPEC , explained how the revenues should be shared from the Libyan oil, and appreciated the role of Russia, USA, Turkey and other powers in the North African country.
Ruling in the East Libyan Parliament does not recognize the national consensus Government (NTC) is legitimate but can meet him at the peace conference, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, the speaker of Parliament akila Saleh.
The Parliament supports the Libyan national army (LNA) under the leadership of Marshal Khalifa the Haftarot.
The speaker's ruling in Eastern Libya the house of representatives (Parliament) of akila Saleh said in an interview with RIA Novosti that the head of the Libyan national army (LNA) Khalifa Haftar is in constant contact with the Russian side.
"Marshal (Khalifa Haftar) was in Russia in late may. With him, the Russian side is in constant contact, he will come to Moscow as soon as in need," said Saleh after his talks in Moscow with foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Matvienko.
The speaker's ruling in Eastern Libya the house of representatives (Parliament) of akila Saleh said that a military solution to the crisis in the country does not exist, and welcomed the mediation of the Russian Federation in the settlement.
"Confirm to you that a military solution to the crisis in Libya is missing," said Saleh at a meeting with Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov.
Moscow welcomes the intention of the house of representatives of Libya, based in the East of the country, to restore its mission in Damascus, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
"We would welcome the active role of Arab States in promoting and Syrian issue. We actively support all activities that bring an end to the attempts of our Western colleagues to isolate Syria, and advocate that Syria back in the Arab family," said Lavrov at the meeting with the speaker of ruling Libya in the East of the house of representatives (Parliament) Aquila Saleh.
"Cairo initiative" to resolve in Libya can be the basis for beginning mezhliviysky dialogue, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov.
"We also drew attention to the document which was called the "Cairo Declaration" that was announced President of Egypt, Mr (Abdel Fattah) al-Sisi on June 6 during your stay in Egypt. And we believe that this initiative of Cairo fits into the framework of the international conference on Libya in Berlin and could be the basis of mezhliviysky discussions on the implementation of your initiative", - said Lavrov at the meeting with the speaker of ruling Libya in the East of the house of representatives (Parliament) Aquila Saleh.
In the United States is growing new anti-Russian campaign. This time the "hand of Moscow" saw in Afghanistan. Russia accused of funding the Taliban, President Donald trump in the criminal inaction, the U.S. intelligence agencies — in the leak of classified information. Who and what spins all of this and why really under attack primarily the trump understood to RIA Novosti.
A couple of months ago, Donald trump touted agreement with the radical movement "Taliban"* as the main foreign policy trump card. Barack Obama's two terms did not end with the war in Afghanistan — the Republican President, it seemed, here-here will finish the conflict. In exchange for the withdrawal of American troops from Kabul, the Taliban agreed to stop the confrontation with the Afghan government.
The foreign Ministry of Russia expects in the future a number of actions for parliaments: this year's planned parliamentary summit of the Shanghai cooperation Organization, next year's forum, the Eurasian countries, and will host the 2022 world conference on interreligious and inter-ethnic dialogue, said the Deputy Director of the Department for relations with Federation subjects, Parliament and public associations Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Alexey Golub.
"In the future, expect a range of activities at the parliamentary level. This year is the parliamentary summit of the Shanghai cooperation Organization, the following is a major Women's forum of the countries of Eurasia, which in part can be considered global and which the Council of the Federation takes an active part," said Golub, speaking at a round table in the Federation Council on the occasion of the International day of Russian parliamentarianism.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov in a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Ethiopia Abiem Ahmed stressed the importance of the meeting, which enabled a three-way interaction of hydro "Revival", said the foreign Ministry.
Earlier, the press Secretary of the President of Egypt Bassam Rada said that Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan have agreed during the negotiations on the establishment of the technical Committee for the elaboration of the final document on the Ethiopian dam "Rebirth". Addis Ababa has pledged not to begin the filling of the dam without such a document. The talks were also attended by the representatives of the African Union.
The Russian foreign Ministry was not too difficult to establish their work online because of the pandemic, said the Minister Sergei Lavrov.
Lavrov said in an interview with Anton Krasovsky for the project "Epidemic" on RT, that "if such a pandemic happened ten years ago, we probably would have been in much more difficult situation from the point of view of normal functioning of the Ministry of foreign Affairs".
The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that wasn't ill by the coronavirus.
"God spared me yet", - Lavrov said, responding to a question in an interview with Anton Krasovsky for the project "Epidemic" on RT.
The Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov does not know yet when we will be open borders, closed because of the pandemic of the novel coronavirus.
Responding to a question about the discovery in an interview with Anton Krasovsky for the project "Epidemic" on RT, the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said: "I don't know."
Russia's Ambassador to Ankara Aleksey erkhov said that Turkey has done much for the security of tourism facilities, while the sides are discussing the resumption of flights and tourist arrivals.
Earlier the representative of the foreign Ministry of Turkey reported to RIA Novosti that Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed by telephone a number of regional issues and the development of tourism. Before that, the interior Ministry in its circular said that Turkey hopes to resume regular flights to Russia from 15 July and waiting for the confirmation from the Russian side.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Prime Minister mark Esper at the meeting in Brussels will discuss the "joint response to the Russian missiles".
"We work together on a balanced response to the new Russian missiles that we consider dangerous and destabilizing", - said Stoltenberg before the meeting.
Director of the Second CIS Department of the MFA of Russia Alexei Polishchuk explained RIA Novosti, the citizens of which countries will be able to move freely within the territories of the Russian Federation and Belarus in accordance with the signed Minsk and Moscow agreement on mutual recognition of visas and can cross the Russian-Belarusian border, the holders of temporary residence permits and residence permits issued in Russia and Belarus.
The agreement on mutual recognition of visas was signed by the foreign Ministers of Russia and Belarus Sergey Lavrov and Uladzimir Makei during the visit of the Russian Minister in Minsk.
The agreement on mutual recognition of visas between Russia and Belarus will contribute to the development of tourism and transit facilities in Moscow and Minsk, told RIA Novosti Director of the second CIS Department of the MFA of Russia Alexei Polishchuk.
The agreement on mutual recognition of visas was signed by the foreign Ministers of Russia and Belarus Sergey Lavrov and Uladzimir Makei during the visit of the Russian Minister in Minsk.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Japan, Toshimitsu Motegi, answering a journalist's question about the possible impact of Japan's refusal of the accommodation on its territory the U.S. missile defense system Aegis Ashore to negotiate with the Russian Federation stated that it refrains from comment, as his words may have influence on the negotiation process itself.
"The negotiations with Russia, this issue involves the content of the negotiations themselves and my statement here may have an impact on the negotiations, so I would like to refrain from that, how exactly are we going to talk about it, in which direction to go," said the Minister, noting that relations with the U.S. the failure would have no effect.
The US special envoy on Iran, Brian hook, and the us Ambassador to the UN, Kelly Kraft urged security Council members IT extend the arms embargo against Iran, the report said the US state Department.
It notes that Kraft and hook during the sharing session, told members of the UN security Council on the draft resolution of the United States, involving the extension of the arms embargo against Iran. The resolution was circulated to security Council members earlier this week.
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.