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02.09.2014 - Statement by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Vassily Nebenzia at the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States, Apia (Samoa), September 2, 2014

Mr. President, I would like to thank the Government of the Independent State of Samoa for the warm welcome. I would also like to express my gratitude to the Samoan side and the UN Secretariat for making it possible to prepare and successfully conduct the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS).


02.09.2014 - Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the visit of Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Erlan Abdyldaev to Russia

The Foreign Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, Erlan Abdyldaev, will pay an official visit to Russia at the invitation of Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 3-5 September.


02.09.2014 - Comment by the Russian Foreign Ministry on the provocative statements by the Ukrainian Defence Minister

Moscow has not failed to notice the statements by Ukraine’s Defence Minister, Valery Geletei, who said that “the operation to liberate eastern Ukraine from terrorists is over” and announced the start of a “Great Patriotic War,” arguing that “tens of thousands” will fall in this conflict.


02.09.2014 - Telephone conversation between Sergey Lavrov and Italian Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini

On 1 September 2014, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke on the phone with Italy’s Federica Mogherini.


02.09.2014 - Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding statements by US Permanent Representative to the OSCE Daniel Baer

New inadmissible statements by US Permanent Representative to the OSCE Daniel Baer, made during a session of the OSCE Permanent Council on 28 August, have not escaped our attention.


02.09.2014 - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s answer to a question from Interfax news agency, Moscow, 1 September 2014

Question: Can you comment on President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev’s statement that if Russia continues its current policy towards Ukraine, Astana may consider withdrawing from the Customs Union? Sergey Lavrov: I can only comment on what I myself witnessed. The Minsk meeting of the presidents of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Ukraine, which was also attended by Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission Viktor Khristenko and three European commissioners, was focused on finding solutions to all aspects of the Ukrainian crisis, including the need for a ceasefire (all Customs Union member states are absolutely unanimous on this), ensuring economic harmony and avoiding a situation in which Ukraine violates its obligations under the CIS free-trade zone by signing an agreement with the European Union.


02.09.2014 - Comment by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding statements on Russia by the French Foreign Minister

Statements made by Foreign Minister of France Laurent Fabius on Russia in the context of the policy of sanctions against this country have not remained unnoticed.


02.09.2014 - Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the conclusions of the European Council regarding Ukraine

The analysis of a new series of “conclusions” adopted by the European Council on 30 August has shown yet again that EU member-states are still persistently and unconditionally backing the Kiev authorities.


02.09.2014 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov addresses students and faculty of MGIMO University and takes questions, Moscow, 1 September 2014

Mr Torkunov,Mr Bazhanov,Friends,Happy Knowledge Day! I’d like to congratulate the new students in attendance on getting accepted to one of the world's best universities – and I stand by these words. This is a special year in the history of MGIMO. This October, we will celebrate its 70th anniversary.


01.09.2014 - President of Russia Vladimir Putin met with Vice Premier of China Zhang Gaoli before the start of a ceremony marking the joining of the first section of the Power of Siberia mainline gas pipeline.

Vladimir Putin met with Vice Premier of China Zhang Gaoli before the start of a ceremony marking the joining of the first section of the Power of Siberia mainline gas pipeline.


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