The Federation Council urged the foreign Ministry and other Executive authorities to impose sanctions against the authorities of the Baltic countries because of the situation with RT and Sputnik.
We are talking about the leadership of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, which "grossly violated the principles of freedom of speech and dissemination of information, as well as its obligations to international organizations."
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.
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."
Reports of "Russian trace" in the riots in Belgrade are "low-paid", said the Minister.
According to representatives of the foreign Ministry, such statements do to cast a shadow on the Russian-Serbian partnership.
Deputy Director of the Department of information and press of the Russian foreign Ministry Ilya Timokhov said that the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia has prepared the material with the position of the Ministry regarding the actions of the embassies of the US and Britain hung out the flag of the LGBT community at their embassies in Moscow, as well as the measures taken, including in the legal plane.
Earlier it was reported that the state Duma Commission on investigation of facts of interference of foreign States in the internal Affairs of Russia will direct appeal to the foreign Ministry about the emergence of LGBT flags on buildings of the embassies of the United States and Britain in Moscow, said the head of the Committee Vasily Piskarev. Earlier, Deputy speaker of the state Duma of the Russian Federation Pyotr Tolstoy asked the head of the Duma Commission on investigation of facts of interference in the Affairs of the Russian Federation Vasily Piskareva to assess the actions of the American and British diplomatic missions, hung out the flag of the LGBT community in their embassies in Moscow and also appreciate the words of the Ambassador of Canada in Russia about the dangers of the amendments to the Constitution, which can be regarded as attempt of pressure upon free will of the citizens.
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.
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.
Partners of the Russian Federation are aware of the negative consequences of the US withdrawal from the Treaty on open skies, but not ready to take responsibility for the fate of the Treaty itself, the report said the Russian foreign Ministry.
The sixth of July in the video took place the conference of the States parties to the Treaty on open skies (DON) to study the impact of the US withdrawal from the Treaty. The Russian interagency delegation was led by Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
If after the US withdrawal from the Treaty on open skies, Washington's allies in NATO decides to give to the Americans information on the contract, this will be known, says head of division for conventional arms control of the Department of non-proliferation and arms control Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Oleg Bushuev.
As stated earlier the Russian foreign Ministry, the US should not hope that they will receive the data according to the Treaty on open skies after leaving it. As they said in turn, Deputy foreign Minister Alexander Grushko, the transmission data obtained by the participating countries of the open skies Treaty, third countries which are not its participants, would be a gross violation of the "letter and spirit" of the Treaty, it should be excluded.
Russia will not persuade US to remain within the Treaty on open skies, said the head of the division for conventional arms control of the Department of non-proliferation and arms control Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Oleg Bushuev.
Earlier, Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov on the results of the virtual conference of the participating countries said that Russia and the United States failed to reconcile the positions, it is unlikely that Washington will reconsider the decision to withdraw from the Treaty on open skies.
Moscow regrets that no progress on sending in Idlib Syrian humanitarian convoy, as the West insists on the delivery of aid through cross-border deliveries from Turkey, said the foreign Ministry.
There is added that "the representatives of Western countries and specialized humanitarian agencies do not cease to "sound the alarm" to the UN security Council and tell them about the dire situation in Idlib, requiring urgent response". "True, with one caveat – only through cross-border deliveries from Turkey. Such a categorical assertion of a transboundary mechanism at any cost, including the expense of the suffering of civilians, cannot but cause regret," the message reads.
A number of countries tried at the conference for the open skies Treaty impose on Russia responsible for the US withdrawal from the Treaty, defeating the dialogue on the Treaty can only be equitable and mutually respectful, said RIA Novosti Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
Monday in an online format was a conference of the countries-participants of the Treaty on open skies, which was convened after the decision of the USA to leave the contract.
Russia and the US failed to bring closer the positions, it is unlikely that Washington will reconsider its decision to withdraw from the Treaty on open skies, said RIA Novosti Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Ryabkov on the results of the virtual conference of the participating countries.
Monday in an online format was a conference of the countries-participants of the Treaty on open skies, which was convened after the decision of the USA to leave the contract.
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.
Russia has expressed its intention to abandon development of a ground-based version of the missile "Calibre" to remove American concerns in exchange for the return of the U.S. to implement the Treaty on intermediate and shorter-range missiles, which eventually was destroyed by the fault of Washington, said in a commentary the Russian foreign Ministry in connection with the report of the US state Department about countries ' compliance with agreements in the field of arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament.
"Note another remarkable moment, for the first time included in the report of the state Department. So, outright distortion and deliberate misrepresentation of the international community is sending to announced in February 2019 decision of the President of Russia on carrying out R & d on the development of a land version of cruise missiles, sea-based medium-range from the composition of the ship's complex "Caliber". The authors of the report acknowledged that this step was not a violation of the INF Treaty, however hypocritical it is alleged that he supposedly testified about the absence of Russia's intentions to return to compliance with the Treaty", - said the Russian Ministry.
The U.S. position with respect to a possible lowering the threshold of use of nuclear weapons increases the risk of a nuclear conflict, said the Russian foreign Ministry.
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 Russian Ministry drew attention that in the report the state Department found that section on the issue of nonstrategic nuclear weapons (NSNW) with references to "presidential initiatives" 1991-92 is "voluntary", that is completely optional addition to the document.
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 Russian foreign Ministry asks thousands of Russians, previously stuck abroad due COVID-19 and returned home without notice, to return too these them money, relevant messages sent to personal accounts of citizens on the portal and on their email.
"According to the Ministry of foreign Affairs, in view of the fulfilment of obligations to inform about his return to Russia, you were too listed budget in the amount of (...). Offer within five business days from the date of receipt of this notice to return the amount to the budget (...)", - stated in the notifications received by citizens.
Moscow rejects accusations of alleged violations of the Treaty with the United States on the limitation of underground nuclear weapons testing, Washington, in refusing to ratify the comprehensive nuclear-test-ban (CTBT), puts it on the brink of collapse, said the Russian foreign Ministry.
"Expect not supported by any evidence the us claims that Russia has allegedly violated the moratorium on nuclear testing, conducting nuclear experiments, do not correspond to American standards of "zero power". Moreover, the Americans themselves admit that they do not know anything about the number of such experiments in 2019 or whether they do," said the Minister.
Russia strictly observes the moratorium on nuclear testing and complies with all provisions of the Treaty on the comprehensive nuclear test ban (CTBT), said the Russian foreign Ministry.
"Officially confirm that Russia continues to adhere strictly to the announced moratorium on nuclear testing, and to perform the provisions of the CTBT in terms of test ban - despite the fact that the Treaty has not entered into force," - said the Minister.
The foreign Ministry commented on the us report on the observance of agreements in the field of arms control and did not rule out that Washington could abandon the moratorium on nuclear testing.
"The impression is that Washington is preparing the world community to abandon still operating in the US voluntary moratorium on nuclear tests and, as a consequence, to the complete destruction of the Treaty on comprehensive ban of nuclear tests," — said the foreign Ministry.
The US BioLAB Lugar on the territory of Georgia is contrary to the obligations of the Washington and Tbilisi on the Convention on the prohibition of biological and toxin weapons Convention (BTWC), the commentary said Russian foreign Ministry.
The Ministry said that Moscow has serious issues remain in relation to the military biological activity of the Ministry of defense of the United States (directly or through affiliates) in various regions of the world, including in the vicinity of Russian borders.
Moscow is surprised by the reaction of the British foreign Ministry declared "the unacceptability" of Russia's withdrawal from the mechanism deconflicting UN in Syria, which, according to the governing documents of this mechanism was voluntary, said the Russian foreign Ministry.
In the Russian Ministry recalled that the UN deconflicting civilian targets in Syria was founded in 2014 and in fact, it is a unilateral initiative of the UN office for the coordination of humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA), which does not rely on the norms of international humanitarian law (IHL) or the UN security Council resolution.
Moscow considers the outrageous decision of the High court of London in a dispute over stored in Britain gold of Venezuela, was the actual rejection of one state to property of another, said the Russian foreign Ministry.
London's high court in a dispute between the Bank of Venezuela and Bank of England about the return of gold bullion to 930 million euros held in the United Kingdom, recognized the legitimacy of the presidency, opposition leader Juan Guido, who illegally declared himself head of state. The Central Bank of Venezuela has declared that will appeal against the decision of the court of London.
US intelligence accused Russia of colluding with the Taliban involved in the drug trade, it is known to every Afghan in Kabul, said the special envoy of the President on Afghanistan, Director of second Asia Department at the Russian foreign Ministry Zamir Kabulov in an interview with "Vesti on Saturday" on TV channel "Russia-1".
"These countless kickbacks from the projects that were there, part of the same wonderful American intelligence that our accused of something in the drug trafficking. They have planes from Kandahar from Bagram fly without checking in anywhere - in Germany, in Romania. How could such a business. Every Afghan in Kabul you will tell, even the lazy ready on the subject to talk about. This mystery is an open secret that everyone already stuffed on edge. All waved as a given," said Kabulov.
Moscow is considering all options following the US decision to withdraw from the Treaty on open skies, but this is largely dependent on the position and behaviour of other countries participating in the agreement, said RIA Novosti Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
"As for the situation when the agreement on November 22, as it is now obvious to everyone, will the USA, and only USA, - in this case our options of our actions remain open. We are not yet ready to no further refining our line," said Ryabkov.
The Russians were not injured during the riots after the assassination of the singer in Ethiopia, said the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
At least 81 people were killed during protests in Oromia in Ethiopia after the capital Addis Ababa, was killed popular singer Chacala Hundessa. Famous for its political songs, Hundessa perceived as the mouthpiece of the people of Oromo in the years of anti-government protests that brought to power Prime Minister Abe Ahmed Ali in 2018. On Monday night, the singer was shot.
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.
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.
Adoption of amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation do not affect the joint economic activity with Japan on the Kuril Islands, said Deputy foreign Minister Igor Morgulov.
A nationwide vote on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation was scheduled for 22 April, but then postponed due to the difficult epidemiological situation in the country. Later, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the vote will take place on 1 July. To participate in distance voting were residents of the two pilot regions - Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod region. It was held from 25 to 30 June.
Reports of Russian intervention in the US presidential election - the political struggle of Moscow's interference in elections in foreign countries is not and can not be, it is technically impossible, but only if the country itself is not ask about it, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Ambassador for special assignments of the Russian foreign Ministry Vladimir Churov.
In February, the us media reported that the United States intelligence has warned members of the U.S. house of representatives about the "Russian interference" in the presidential campaign 2020 to help the current head of state Donald Trump.
Office for democratic institutions and human rights (ODIHR) of the OSCE talks about the direction of a restricted group of observers for the elections of the President of the United States on 3 November, the question of participation of Russia in it will be associated with the receiving of the invitation to ODIHR to observe the elections and in what format, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Ambassador for special assignments of the Russian foreign Ministry Vladimir Churov.
"Office for democratic institutions and human rights (ODIHR) of the OSCE talks about the direction of a restricted group of observers for the elections of the President of the United States. By the way, passed the primaries, the Republican and Democratic parties, is expected in August, the national Congress is an important stage of the election campaign and, finally, November 3rd is to vote in the election of the President of the United States," - said Churov.
Moscow says the deterioration of the situation around the Treaty on comprehensive ban of nuclear tests (CTBT) and urged the eight countries that have not ratified the Treaty and, above all, the United States "to give the green light to" transform this document into a fully functioning international legal instrument, said in a statement the foreign Ministry.
30 June marks the 20th anniversary of Russia's ratification of the Treaty on the comprehensive test ban Treaty (CTBT).
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."
The Russian foreign Ministry has no objection in principle on the issuance of tourist visas for up to five years, but we must gradually move in this direction, said the Deputy Minister, state Secretary, Eugene Ivanov.
The Federal tourism Agency in late April proposed to introduce multiple-entry visas for foreigners for a period up to five years.
The foreign Ministry plans to simplify the conditions of travel to the country to foreign nationals who are close relatives of the Russians, said Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, state Secretary Eugene Ivanov.
"We would like to simplify the conditions of travel to Russia for foreign citizens who are close relatives of citizens of the Russian Federation. Now the Ministry is working on a bill that provides for the possibility of placing them multiple long-term private visas on the basis of the statement in writing of their close relative — the citizen of the Russian Federation. Thereby eliminating the necessity of registration of invitations through territorial bodies of the MIA of Russia", - said the diplomat in interview to the edition "Kommersant".
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.
Russia has prepared for the UN review on the implementation of the sustainable development goals for 2030, which States that the country has eliminated extreme poverty.
Formed the Analytical center for the government together with the Ministry of economic development, Ministry of foreign Affairs and the Federal service of state statistics.
The agreement on visa-free regime between Russia and Cape Verde will come into force on 4 July this year, said the foreign Ministry.
"The fourth of July 2020 comes into force the agreement between the government of the Russian Federation and the government of the Republic of Cape Verde on mutual abolition of visa requirements, signed in Moscow on 30 April 2019," — said the Ministry.
The Russian foreign Ministry commented on the LGBT flag on the U.S. Embassy's music theme bar "Blue oyster" from the movie "Police Academy".
Earlier, the American Embassy posted on its building in Moscow, the LGBT flag. "Today the U.S. Embassy in Russia celebrates pride flag LGBT people," wrote the Embassy on the page in Facebook.
Kiev has sent Moscow a note of protest because of the Victory parade in the Crimea. This is stated in the statement published on the website of the Ukrainian foreign Ministry.
The Department believes that the celebrations on the Peninsula lead to "an escalation of tensions in Ukrainian-Russian relations."
The threat of terrorism in the context of a pandemic threat takes on a new dimension, says the Director of the Department of new challenges and threats Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Vladimir Tarabrin.
"This threat is, unfortunately, not relegated to the plan, on the contrary, in the context of the global pandemic it may acquire its new and dangerous dimension. Socio-economic consequences of the crisis in several countries of the world turn into a serious radicalization of public sentiment, creating additional opportunities for international terrorist organizations, including their "sleeper cells", to recruit their supporters, the terrorist attacks and the outreach of shares, including through "new viral threats," said Tarabrin during the annual OSCE conference on review of problems in the field of security.
A number of States are sabotage efforts to change the functions of the UN security Council increasingly demonstrated a lack of interest in compromise that undermines the role of the security Council as a body, acting on the basis of consensus, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Director of the Department of international organizations Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Pyotr Ilyich.
With regard to the Security Council, which bears primary responsibility for maintaining international peace, then more recently to address this important body, more often heard accusations of inefficiency, the diplomat added.
The US and Russia in Vienna confirmed the launch of the working group on space and a number of others intend to hold their meetings promptly, said RIA Novosti Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
Russian-American consultations on strategic stability issues on Monday ended in Vienna. The Russian delegation at the negotiations was headed by Ryabkov, us - special envoy of the U.S. President for arms control Marshall Billingsley. The consultation lasted about ten hours.
The rumors about the presence in Libya "Russian mercenaries" based on unreliable information, many of the data clearly rigged, while Moscow has information that Libya is foreign military personnel from other countries, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Director of the Department of international organizations Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Pyotr Ilyich.
Earlier in the Western media there were publications about the confidential report of group of experts alleging that employees of PMCs "Wagner", as well as some other companies are present in Libya and support the forces of the Khalifa the Haftarot.
Increased coordination of Russia, India and China in overcoming the crises caused by COVID-19, will be one of the main topics of the upcoming meeting of the foreign Ministers of the three countries, which will be held in the format on June 23, said Monday the Russian foreign Ministry.
"The agreement on its carrying out (video conference) confirms the General understanding of the three States the importance of continuing cooperation in the RIC format (Russia, India, China), to unite efforts in counteraction to the crisis phenomena in world politics and economy, triggered by the pandemic COVID-19. This topic will be one of the Central in the agenda of the event," - said in comments the Russian foreign Ministry.
Afghan authorities are delaying the issue of exchange of prisoners with the Taliban, after which should be started intra-Afghan talks and declared a ceasefire, the sooner both parties will complete the process, the faster the outcome of the civil war in the country, told RIA Novosti the special representative of Russian President on Afghanistan, Director of second Asia Department at the Russian foreign Ministry Zamir Kabulov.
Earlier, the representative of national security Council of Afghanistan Javid Faisal said that the past week was "the most deadly over the past 19 years," the militants of the radical movement "Taliban" carried out over 400 attacks in Afghanistan last week and killed nearly 300 employees of the national security forces.
Hearings on the case of the crash of the Malaysian Boeing (flight MH17) in Ukraine in 2014, resumed on Monday in very secure complex Schiphol in the Netherlands.
Further hearings on the case started on 8 June. At the meetings held on 8-10 June, the public Prosecutor's office submitted its report on the interim results of the investigation of the crash, which was criticized by the Russian side. In particular, the state provided data forensic investigation, including analysis of the bodies and aircraft parts, as well as research in the field of telecommunications, including interception of talks in the East of Ukraine at the time of the crash. At the hearing, the Prosecutor told about how he viewed different versions of what happened, including a version of how weapons could be hit by a plane, as laid down by the alleged involvement of four accused to the plane crash.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov has discussed with the foreign Minister of Egypt the situation in Libya, underlining the lack of a military solution and no alternative to the cessation of hostilities, the commentary said Russian foreign Ministry on the results of a telephone conversation.
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Saturday at a military base in the town of Sidi Barrani close to the border with Libya that Egypt is ready to help the Libyan tribes in the fight against foreign intervention, training and arming them. He also said that any direct interference of Egypt in Libya now has the legitimacy under international law. According to him, the "red line" for the advance of troops is the city of Sirte, about 900 kilometers from the border with Egypt and the province Dzhufra.
The space strategy of the United States confirms the aggressive thrust of Washington's policy in this area, said in a commentary the Russian foreign Ministry.
"Drew attention to the published U.S. Department of defense abstract the open version of "Military space strategy", which sets out priorities for the military Department in respect of the space for the next ten years and outlined the ways of their realization", - stated in the message.
The armed forces of the Russian Federation concerning space supplied purely defensive tasks, the report said the Russian foreign Ministry in connection with the publication in the United States the "Military space strategy".
The Russian foreign Ministry noted that the authors of the strategy "do not stop a direct distortion of the facts, suggesting to the world community and the American public that Moscow and Beijing are allegedly "weaponizers" (from weapon, eng. – weapons – ed.) outer space. In particular, the strategy refers "without specifying to the installation of the Military doctrine of Russia in 2014, as a factor that contributed to the transformation of space in the "arena warfare".
The President of Serbia Aleksandar Vucic said that he had presented the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, set of Serbian wines, and snuff.
Lavrov on Thursday on a visit to Serbia, where he held meetings with President, foreign Minister Ivica Dacic and Patriarch Irinej.
US sanctions - the so-called law of Caesar - will not affect the cooperation between Moscow and Damascus, including military - to combat terrorism in Syria, told RIA Novosti the Russian President's special envoy on the Middle East and Africa, Deputy foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.
The US President Donald trump has signed a law that also became known as "Caesar", at the end of 2019. This law entered into force on 1 June and includes the sanctions, affecting virtually all sectors of the economy of Syria. The sanctions list was expanded on June 17, under the restriction got 14 people, including the wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ASMA al-Assad and his sister Bushra al-Assad, as well as 21 organization.
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 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.
Special representative of the President on the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Mikhail Bogdanov received the Ambassador of Turkey in Moscow, Mehmet Samsar, the parties discussed settlement of the situation in Libya, said the foreign Ministry.
"There was a substantive exchange of views on the situation in the Libyan settlement. In this case stressed the importance of further coordination of steps of Russia and Turkey in the interests of a speedy de-escalation of violence in Libya and establishing mezhliviysky the political process under the UN auspices in accordance with the decisions of the Berlin international conference 2510 and resolutions of the UN security Council", - is spoken in the message.
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".
Video-conference of foreign Ministers of Russia, India and China is scheduled for June 23, its implementation is being worked out, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
Earlier, a source in the Indian foreign Ministry has told RIA Novosti that the video conference of foreign Ministers of the three countries is planned for 23 June, has been postponed.
It is necessary to improve and reform the world health organization (who), but to do it based on facts and experience obtained in the fight against new risks and threats, not to make "political message", said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov.
"Yes, of course, you can improve it (who - ed.) work, how to improve the activity of any structure, whether it is multilateral or national. In any country now, including the United States, are engaged in a tough conversation about the need to reform law enforcement bodies", - said Lavrov at a press conference.
United States, by imposing sanctions against International criminal court (ICC), reiterated their commitment to double standards in the implementation of its foreign policy, said Tuesday the Russian foreign Ministry.
In dipvedomstva "with regret" accepted the introduction of Washington another unilateral sanctions, however "unusual" it was in this time their destination is "not some of the many "unwanted" States and the international criminal court and its staff".
Russia and the EU intend to ensure the full implementation of the joint comprehensive plan for Iran's nuclear program, said Tuesday the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said after a telephone conversation with EU high representative for foreign Affairs and security policy, Josep Borrell.
"We discussed, of course, quite in detail the situation around the Iranian nuclear program. Stressed our commitment to both Russia and the EU - to ensure sustainable and comprehensive implementation of the Joint comprehensive plan of action," - said Lavrov. He added that he and Borrell "exchanged views on complicated processes that are now promoted in Vienna in the framework of the IAEA Board of governors, and in new York.
Russia will not give estimates of the relations between Washington and Berlin in connection with the withdrawal of American troops from Germany, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
"With regard to relations between the United States and Germany, we don't want to make any own evaluation. The debate on this bill, including the partial withdrawal of American troops from the Federal Republic, we observe, say German officials, is a discussion in the German Parliament. This is a topic which I comment even would not want", - Lavrov told reporters during a press conference in an online format.
A teleconference of the leaders of "Astana Troika" may go to the constitutional Committee of Syria in August, said the foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov.
"I think that it is possible to assert the possibility of video conferencing to the three leaders before the Lord (the geirr) Pedersen, special envoy of the UN Secretary General, will bring together a drafting Committee of the constitutional Committee," said Lavrov during a joint press conference with Iranian foreign Minister Javad Zarif.
The foreign Ministry rejected the allegations of too harsh and unjust sentence for espionage Semi Whelan.
Earlier the Moscow city court sentenced the American to 16 years in strict regime colony.
Russia hopes that Ukraine will finally take the appropriate measures for normal work of the Russian Embassy, based on the traditions of diplomacy, said in the comments of the Department of information and press of the Russian foreign Ministry.
The twelfth of June, the Day of Russia, Kiev was "noted another disgusting anti-Russian antics" reads the message of Department.
The foreign Ministry commented on the statements of the USA about the verdict Semi Whelan on the charges of espionage and not agreed with them.
So, on Smolensk square consider "absurd and unfounded" accusation of the Western media in perpetuating process, as Whelan six months spent on familiarization with the judicial records.
The Czech Ambassador in Moscow Vítězslav Pivonka arrived on Monday, the Russian foreign Ministry, where he was summoned in connection with the expulsion from Prague, two employees of Rossotrudnichestvo, the correspondent of RIA Novosti.
In late April, the weekly Respekt reported that in came a man with a Russian diplomatic passport. When he was allegedly ricin that, as claimed by journalists, to poison the three local politicians who are against the demolition of the monument to Soviet Marshal Ivan Konev and the renaming of the square in front of the Russian Embassy in honor of Boris Nemtsov.
The Czech Ambassador was summoned to the Russian foreign Ministry in connection with a diplomatic scandal, told RIA Novosti source in the foreign Ministry.
In late April, the weekly Respekt reported that in came a man with a Russian diplomatic passport. When he was allegedly ricin that, as claimed by journalists, to poison the three local politicians who are against the demolition of the monument to Soviet Marshal Ivan Konev and the renaming of the square in front of the Russian Embassy in honor of Boris Nemtsov.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba said that he is ready for talks with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov.
Earlier, the head of the foreign Ministry of Ukraine Dmitry Kuleba during a joint press conference with foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas said that the work in the Normandy format (France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine) Donbas continues, the conversation at the level of foreign Ministers will be held in the near future.
The date of the meeting of Ministers of foreign Affairs and defence of Russia and Turkey, previously scheduled for June 14, will be coordinated further, it is told in the message of Department of information and press of the Russian foreign Ministry.
On the eve of the Russian foreign Ministry announced that foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and defense Ministry Sergei Shoigu on June 14 will arrive in Turkey at the head of the Russian interdepartmental delegation for consultations on regional issues.
Europe is experiencing a massive crisis of confidence, the improvement of the situation would promote a wide partnership between Moscow and Paris, separating as permanent members of the UN Security Council's special responsibility for maintaining peace, the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov.
He expressed confidence that the current scenario is far from what was referring to Charles de Gaulle, perfectly realize all the futility and counterproductive "Europe without Russia".
The question of the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo will be a key to the forthcoming visit of the foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov to Serbia, said Russian Ambassador to Serbia Alexander Botan-Kharchenko.
The arrival of the Minister of foreign Affairs in Belgrade is scheduled for June 18. During the visit, are expected to meet with President Aleksandar Vucic and foreign Minister Ivica Dačić.
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.
Some Russians in US prisons tested for coronavirus, the results are negative, is reflected in the responses of Russia's Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov to the media on the website of the foreign Ministry.
"After our appeals to the American authorities, many compatriots were provided with qualified medical aid. Some of the convicts have already tested for the coronavirus. Fortunately, the results are negative," - said Antonov.
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.
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, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
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.
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.
Russia has confirmed the invitation to the Victory parade to anyone who they have been previously sent on may 9, said Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the meeting of the Russian security Council.
"We have confirmed all invited to the parade, which is scheduled for may 9, that the invitation remains in force," Lavrov said.
Deputy foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Vershinin and discussed with the senior assistant Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran at the special political Affairs Haji Ali Askar development of cooperation in the framework of the Astana format on Syria, said the Russian foreign Ministry.
Telephone conversation Vershinin and Hadji took place on 10 June at the initiative of the Iranian side.
Russia will never accept the U.S. argument about the change of power in Venezuela and the departure of President Nicolas Maduro, said Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
"The problem is that the US in its policy towards Venezuela places top priority the requirement to replace the legitimate government, led by President Nicolas Maduro. We are unable for reasons of principle to take this approach, because it is a continuation of the policy of regime change, which we observe on the part of Americans in recent decades," Ryabkov said during an online discussion devoted to Russian-American relations organized by the Council on foreign relations.
In the relations of Russia and the United States is not a positive agenda, said Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
"Our relationship lost trust and confidence in each other. It is very sad that the majority of the decision makers in Washington consider contemporary Russia a source of problems and see Russia as a toxic player in international relations," Ryabkov said during an online discussion devoted to Russian-American relations organized by the Council on foreign relations.
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.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov and his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu discussed by telephone the coronavirus and the gradual restoration of cooperation, said the foreign Ministry.
"The parties discussed prospects for cooperation between the two countries in various fields at the backdrop of a gradual reduction in the incidence of coronavirus infection in the world. Agreed to maintain close coordination in the process of gradual restoration of bilateral cooperation", - stated in the message.
. 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.
Moscow hopes that the authorities in Tripoli will act promptly and will respond to the Cairo peace initiative for Libya, said in a statement on Monday the comments of the Department of information and press of the Russian foreign Ministry.
On Saturday in Cairo, met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi the commander of the Libyan national army, Khalifa the Haftarot and the head sits in the East of Libya, house of representatives, Aquila Saleh. After the meeting, the policy made at a joint press conference, at which the President of Egypt announced the "Cairo initiative," which includes a cease-fire throughout Libya from June 8 and conditions for a political settlement.
Mass protests in the United States vividly illustrate the double standards promoted by the American administration, the foreign Ministry said.
The Ministry stressed that Washington for decades telling other States how to behave in the event of a disturbance, in fact, fueling internal conflicts.
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."
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".
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 military activity of NATO does not stop, said RIA Novosti Deputy foreign Minister Alexander Grushko.
Moreover, a special activity took place at the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the Victory in the great Patriotic war, he noted.
The activity of NATO as overcoming the situation of pandemic coronavirus infection COVID-19, most likely, will only grow, said RIA Novosti Deputy foreign Minister Alexander Grushko.
According to him, "NATO exercises occur continuously, one ends, another begins". "Continue reconnaissance flights, especially the more activity we record in the region of the Baltic sea, the Black sea. Recently, the us court entered in the Barents sea," he said.
The Czech authorities declared persona non grata two employees of the Russian centre of science and culture. According to Prime Minister Andrew Babish, they are involved in which appeared a few months ago, information in the Czech media about a Russian diplomat who allegedly brought in his suitcase the poison ricin intended for the alleged poisoning of politicians associated with the demolition of the monument to Soviet Marshal Ivan Konev in Prague and the renaming of the square in front of the Embassy of the Russian Federation.
The Russian foreign Ministry said that the Czech side did the dishonest and unworthy, without any reason causing damage to bilateral relations. The Ministry has promised an adequate response to such moves by the Czech authorities.
The Czech Republic has received "dishonorable and undignified", declaring personae non grata two employees of the Russian centre of science and culture in Prague, the foreign Ministry said.
The Agency was called the move unfriendly.
Moscow has taken concrete steps to cease-fire in Libya, is in contact on this subject with all parties both inside the country and external players, told RIA Novosti source in the Russian foreign Ministry.
Moscow on Wednesday for talks with Russian foreign Minister called for the delegation of the government of Libya massoglia. Deputy Prime Minister of the NTC, Ahmet Maytag following the meeting with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and special envoy of the President on the Middle East and Africa, Deputy foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov said that the military escalation in Libya will fall in the next few days "thanks to the efforts of diplomacy of the Russian Federation".
Russia should "get out of the Middle East" because it is "destructive role", said assistant Secretary of state David Schenker. Russian politicians said that the destructive role in the region plays primarily the United States, continued the policy of intervention, and Russia is helping Syria in the fight against terrorism and is there legally.
Schenker fell on Russia in a speech during a videoconference in the Middle East Institute in Washington.
The official representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, commenting on the statements of U.S. assistant Secretary of state David Schenker that Russia should "get out of the Middle East," called to remember the results of Washington's policy in the region.
"I would like to clarify what the American project of the last two decades in the middle East Schenker considers successful?
Moscow reserves right to retaliate after hostile decisions of Kiev on the termination with the Russian diplomatic mission of leases of land, said in a statement the foreign Ministry.
The twenty-seventh of may, the Kyiv city state administration notified the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Ukraine that the Kyiv city Council adopted a decision on the termination of leases on three blocks of land located in Kyiv and is intended for the construction of a residential building, garage, premises of the consular section and Ambassador's residence.