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28.05.2015 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on the next meetings in the Normandy Four format for the settlement of the Ukrainian crisis

On May 27, a number of Ukrainian media reported with reference to an anonymous source in the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry that a Normandy format meeting at the deputy foreign minister level was allegedly “derailed” by the Russian side.


28.05.2015 - Comment by Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich on the arrest of FIFA officials

The arrest of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) officials in Switzerland under a US request on charges filed by a US court raises a number of questions for Russia. A group of people from different countries is being accused of about fifty instances of financial malfeasance.


27.05.2015 - Press release on Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with the top executives of French companies working in Russia

On May 26, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with the top executives of French companies working in Russia.


26.05.2015 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on the atrocities committed by ISIS militants in Syria’s Palmyra

Reports of massacres perpetrated by extremists against Syrian army soldiers, government officials or anyoneelse suspected of sympathy for the Syrian government have been coming from the Syrian city of Palmyra seized on May 21 by the militants from the Islamic State (ISIS)terrorist group.


26.05.2015 - On Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s phone conversation with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

On May 25, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke over the phone with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on the initiative of the Egyptian side.


26.05.2015 - Comment by the Information and Press Departmenton the completion of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference

On May 22, the 9thReview Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) completed its work in New York City.The conference included 162 countries, parties to the Treaty, and observers from over 115 inter-government and non-government organisations.


25.05.2015 - A telephone conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and British Prime Minister David Cameron took place on 25 May

Mr Putin once again congratulated Mr Cameron on his re-election as Prime Minister in the parliamentary election on May 7, 2015. The President affirmed his readiness to work together with the British government to restore constructive cooperation on the bilateral agenda and on international affairs.


25.05.2015 - Statement by Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich on a terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia

On the evening of May 22, a suicide bomber blew himself up during Friday prayers at the Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb mosque in the eastern Qatif Province in Saudi Arabia, killing 21 and wounding about a hundred. Responsibility for the attack has been claimed by ISIS.


25.05.2015 - Press release on the meeting of BRICS deputy foreign ministers on the situation in the Middle East (West Asia) and North Africa

On May 22, 2015 as part of preparation for the annual VII summit of BRICS member-states to be held on July 8-9, Moscow hosted the meeting of Deputy Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa with the aim of discussing the situation in the Middle East (West Asia) and North Africa.


22.05.2015 - Commentary by the Information and Press Department concerning Canada’s refusal of entry to Russian delegation for PSI working group meeting

The Canadian authorities’ decision to deny visas to a Russian delegation at the Proliferation Security Initiative Operational Experts Group (PSI OEG) meeting was an openly unfriendly move that contradicts the normal practice of multilateral events.


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