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Lavrov spoke about preparations for the summit of the "nuclear five" of the UN security Council

A specific date for the meeting of the leaders of the five permanent members of the UN security Council yet, there is a study of the organizational and substantive aspects of the meeting, said the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

"Currently there is a study of the organizational and substantive aspects of the upcoming event. Specific dates yet. Of course, the 75th anniversary of the UN is for us an important milestone, especially since the creation of the world Organization became possible as a result of the great Victory, the anniversary of which we also celebrate this year", - said Lavrov in an interview with the newspaper "Arguments and facts".

Lavrov said about the growth of the role of the UN

The UN's role as the uncontested platform for international dialogue grows amid growing interdependence of Nations and increasing the number of transboundary threats, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in interview to the newspaper "Arguments and facts".

He recalled that in recent time, the UN is charged with failure to respond quickly to emerging challenges and to facilitate the settlement of international crises. "Under this pretext, some Western countries are trying to impose to the world community an alternative decision-making mechanisms, acting in line with the concept of the so-called "world order based on rules," - said the Minister.

Human Rights Watch called on the UN to examine violence in Belarus

Representatives of the human rights organization Human Rights Watch urged the UN special Rapporteur on Belarus to investigate the violence after the recent presidential election, said on the organization's website.

"The UN special Rapporteur on Belarus should immediately investigate the violence after the elections and to provide urgent updated information to the public, as well as recommendations for action to the protection and responsibility in response to increasing tough measures by the government and serious human rights violations," reads the statement.

The chair called the Crimea "Ukrainian"

Actor and showman Nikita Dzhigurda in the air YouTube channel "vs Vласть Vлащенко" called Crimea "legally Ukrainian."

"Legally, the Ukrainian Crimea is actually Russian, that's my position," said Dzhigurda.

North Korea continues to develop nuclear weapons, according to media

North Korea continues to develop nuclear weapons, and some countries consider that she might develop miniature nuclear devices, writes Reuters, citing a confidential UN report.

The report of independent experts supervising UN sanctions, given the conclusions of a number of countries that the last six nuclear tests in North Korea probably helped her to develop a "miniature nuclear device that can be placed in the warheads of ballistic missiles," writes the Agency.

The invasion of Kuwait by Iraq (1990)

In the summer of 1990, relations between Iraq and Kuwait deteriorated sharply due to disputes around oil prices.

May 30, 1990, the last day of the summit of heads of Arab States, the Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein said that some Gulf countries began to produce more oil established by OPEC quota, bringing the price of a barrel of oil fell to $ 7, while the negotiated price of a barrel of oil was 18 dollars. Saddam Hussein noted that the fall in the price of each barrel for just one dollar means the loss of Iraq one billion dollars annually. This, in his opinion, in the current economic conditions of Iraq was equivalent to "act of war".

Kravchuk stated willingness to compromise on Donbas

The first President of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk, who led the delegation on the eve of Kiev on the negotiations of the contact group on the Donbas, said in an interview with RBC-Ukraine about the readiness to compromise in conflict resolution.

"Mission one is to end the war to Ukraine was peace, that we may live peaceful: no blood, no horror, no loss, no damage. That's my mission remains to Donbass and Ukraine was the world. I'm going to do everything I can. Let's compromise..." - said Kravchuk, did not elaborate on what the compromise is about.

The Ukrainian foreign Ministry has sent Russia a note of protest

The Ukrainian foreign Ministry has sent Russia a note of protest due to the dispatch of humanitarian aid to the Donbass, said the press service of the Ministry.

EMERCOM of Russia reported on Thursday that the next humanitarian convoy has delivered humanitarian aid to residents of Donbass.

The foreign Ministry assessed the situation around the report of the OPCW on gimatecan in Syria

No response to numerous calls for Russia to deal with the manipulations during the preparation of the report of the OPCW on gimatecan in Syria and not followed, it seems that the problem is simply trying to "hush up", reads the statement of the foreign Ministry.

The OPCW on April 8 published a report on the investigation of chemical attacks in Syria to 2017. According to the findings of the investigation team, air strikes in the province of Hama, using shells with chlorine, and sarin was made by the Syrian air force. The Syrian foreign Ministry said that the report of the OPCW contains fake and fabricated conclusions, which aim at distorting the facts and the prosecution of the Syrian authorities. In Damascus stressed that the SAR troops never used chemical weapons.

USA violates UN security Council resolution on Kosovo, the foreign Ministry said

Washington, helping the Kosovars to create their own army, grossly violates resolution 1244 of the UN Security Council, which allows only the presence on the territory of Kosovo peacekeeping forces, said Thursday the Deputy official representative of the MFA of Russia Alexei Zaitsev.

"The intent of Washington is to help the Kosovars to create their own army, however, thus grossly violated the provisions of the resolution of the UN Security Council 1244, which foresees the dismantling of all Kosovo-Albanian paramilitaries, allowing the presence in the region exclusively to the international peacekeeping contingent", - he told at a briefing.

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