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06.03.2015 - Replies by Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich to questions by Interfax Information Agency, March 5, 2015

Question: What does the Foreign Ministry think about Russian legislators discussing the possible cancellation of the primacy of international law over national law that is enshrined in the Constitution of the Russian Federation? Alexander Lukashevich: Such initiatives have been on the rise recently. We are wary of this trend. I’ll try to explain why.


06.03.2015 - Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich, March 5, 2015

Working visit to Russia by Foreign Minister José García-Margallo of Spain; Upcoming visit by the foreign minister of the Republic of Abkhazia to Russia; Meeting of the Government Commission on Compatriots Living Abroad; A visit by the foreign minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain to Russia;Working visit to Russia by the foreign minister of Gabon ; A meeting of high representatives of the Normandy Four foreign ministries in Berlin; Compliance of the sides of the Ukrainian conflict with the February 12 Minsk agreements; US military aid to Ukraine; etc.


06.03.2015 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on speech by NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow at Doha conference

We followed the speech by NATO Deputy Secretary General Alexander Vershbow at the Annual NATO Conference on WMD Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-proliferation in Doha (Qatar), in which he said that the conflict in Ukraine “also has a WMD dimension.”


06.03.2015 - Comment by Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich on police brutality in the US

The new police shooting of a black resident, Charley Saturmin Robinet, an unarmed and mentally ill homeless person in Los Angeles the other day, testifies to the serious deterioration of the US human rights situation.


05.03.2015 - Press release on the telephone conversation between Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier

As a follow-up to the March 2 top-level teleconference in the Normandy format, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier continued to discuss the situation in Ukraine over the phone.


05.03.2015 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and replies to questions from the media at the joint news conference following the talks with Hor Namhong, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Kingdom of Cambodia, Moscow, March 4, 2015

Ladies and gentlemen, Friendly ties between Russia and Cambodia are based on long-standing traditions of partnership, mutual trust and respect and have a long history: next May it will be 60 years since our countries established diplomatic relations. We have agreed to celebrate this anniversary of diplomatic ties befittingly by holding several events in the Russian Federation and the Kingdom of Cambodia.


05.03.2015 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s answer to a question from the Italian news agency AGI, March 4, 2015

Question: How would you describe Russian-Italian relations at this stage? Sergey Lavrov: Relations between Russia and Italy have always been multifaceted and based on mutual respect, including respect for each other’s interests.


05.03.2015 - A comment by Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich on the extension of US sanctions in the Ukrainian context

We have noticed a remarkable circumstance. Washington, which was involved in last year’s coup d’etat in Kiev, starts rocking the boat as soon as there are signs of a peaceful settlement to the acute crisis in Ukraine.


04.03.2015 - Comment by the Information and Press Department in response to a media question about the Russian citizens abducted in Sudan

Question: What can you say about the situation with the two Russian helicopter pilots who were kidnapped in Sudan on January 29? Answer: We note with great concern that so far we have been unable to secure the release of two Russian citizens captured and held in the Sudanese province of Darfur.


03.03.2015 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s meeting with Gebran Bassil, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Emigrants of Lebanon, on the sidelines of the 28th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

On March 2, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Emigrants of Lebanon, Gebran Bassil, on the sidelines of the 28th Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.


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