Zakharova assessed the situation with a format of participation of Russia in the UN General Assembly in September

The format of participation of Russia in the high-level week of the UN General Assembly in new York, to be held in September, depends on the specific proposals of the organization as well as the epidemiological situation, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

"In this case we orientirueshsya not on our wishes and not on existing traditions, and on the application of the United Nations and on its Secretariat and Secretary-General of the United Nations. Today we are talking about the fact that in the traditional format to which we are accustomed to, the political week will not take place, it will be in a different form. Again it is a question to the Secretariat – as who, in what format, how it will be done", - said Zakharov, answering the question of whether to go the Russian delegation in new York for a week of high-level UN General Assembly or limited to the video format.

She stressed that during a pandemic, the work the UN does not stop in the headquarters and in the delegations: the meeting was held online, was remote voting, held a consultation, resolved complex issues, preparing documents.

"As for September, will wait for specific proposals from the organization. And, of course, primarily oriented on the epidemiological situation" - said the official representative of the foreign Ministry.

It is expected that the high-level week of the UN General Assembly will be held from 22 to 29 September.

World health organization March 11 announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, the world revealed more than 11.5 million cases, more than 535 thousand people died.