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PRESS RELEASES AND NEWS

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11.01.2017 - Comment by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov on the new US sanctions against Russia

On January 9, the outgoing US administration expanded sanctions against Russia, the fourth hostile move in less than three weeks. We could have continued without comment, since the inadequacy of the leaders in Washington, who have fallen into a sanctions-mania, is something that is clear to everyone. But the situation begs for a few pertinent remarks.


10.01.2017 - Russian embassy on the talk of impending official anti-Russian witch hunt in Britain

Judging by media reports (The Sunday Times is particular), the British authorities are planning to emulate the Obama Administration and launch an official campaign to counter presumed “concerted drive by Russia to undermine the UK”. It follows the EU summit and the successful humanitarian evacuation from Eastern Aleppo, brokered by Russia, Iran and Turkey, which helped save lives of thousands people and separate bona fide Syrian opposition from foreign terrorists/jihadists, and the adoption of the UN Security Council resolution 2328 on Syria. Now there is a ceasefire in place endorsed by another UNSC resolution. HMG is also widely suspected of and expected to brief the incoming US Administration against Russia.


09.01.2017 - Press release on Jerusalem terrorist attack

On January 8, a lorry driver deliberately rammed a group of Israeli soldiers and civilians at a bus stop in Jerusalem, killing four and wounding 17. The attacker, an Arab resident of East Jerusalem, was gunned down.


08.01.2017 - Christmas greetings

Vladimir Putin congratulated Orthodox Christians and all Russians celebrating Christmas today.


05.01.2017 - The Russian Embassy on Russia’s military effort in Syria

Russia’s MOD announced major outcomes of our military effort in Syria for the period since 30 September 2015.


30.12.2016 - New Year greetings to foreign heads of state and government

Vladimir Putin sent Christmas and New Year greetings to heads of state and government and heads of international organisations. In his congratulatory messages addressed to the Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Elizabeth II and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Theresa May, the President of Russia confirmed the conviction that the positive development of bilateral relations and partner collaboration in dealing with pressing international issues meets the interests of the peoples of Russia and the UK.


30.12.2016 - Statement by the President of Russia

We regard the recent unfriendly steps taken by the outgoing US administration as provocative and aimed at further weakening the Russia-US relationship. This runs contrary to the fundamental interests of both the Russian and American people. Considering the global security responsibilities of Russia and the United States, this is also damaging to international relations as a whole. As it proceeds from international practice, Russia has reasons to respond in kind. Although we have the right to retaliate, we will not resort to irresponsible ‘kitchen’ diplomacy but will plan our further steps to restore Russian-US relations based on the policies of the Trump Administration.


30.12.2016 - Meeting in Kremlin with Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov

Mr Shoigu and Mr Lavrov briefed the President on work to resolve the Syrian crisis, in particular, agreements reached between the Syrian government and the opposition on a ceasefire and readiness to begin peace talks. December 29, 2016, 14:20, The Kremlin, Moscow


30.12.2016 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s answers to questions from Rossiya Segodnya news agency, Moscow, December 29, 2016

Question: Moscow said that it maintains contacts with Donald Trump’s staff “at an adequate level”. Do these contacts continue, in what format and what subjects are discussed? Do you think Trump changed his rhetoric after the election? Have you started preparations for his meeting with Vladimir Putin? Is it possible that Trump will visit Moscow and when? Sergey Lavrov: As President Vladimir Putin emphasised more than once, we are ready to work with the future US President and his team in order to overcome the crisis that developed in bilateral relations through no fault of ours. Naturally, we welcomed Trump’s intention to build normal cooperation with Russia, which he declared during his election campaign. During their telephone conversation on November 14, both leaders underscored the need to improve Russian-US ties, which are in very bad shape.


28.12.2016 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry

On December 27, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry – the 70th this year – on the latter’s initiative.


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