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In SF ask to impose sanctions against the authorities of the Baltic States for RT and Sputnik

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."

The foreign Ministry commented on the issue of concluding a peace Treaty with Japan

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.

Lavrov spoke about the dialogue with the United States at all levels

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 foreign Ministry responded to reports of "Russian trace" in the riots in Serbia

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.

The foreign Ministry had prepared measures due to the emergence of the LGBT flag at the Embassy premises

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.

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

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

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

The foreign Ministry warned Israel against annexation of the Palestinian territories

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

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

Foreign Ministry: partners do not want to be responsible for the US withdrawal from the DON

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.

The foreign Ministry assessed the transferability of the US data after the release of DON

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

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.

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