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22.08.2014 - RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY STATEMENT ON THE START OF THE DELIVERY OF HUMANITARIAN RELIEF AID TO SOUTHEASTERN UKRAINE

The endless delays hampering the initial deliveries of the Russian humanitarian relief aid to southeastern Ukraine have become intolerable.


22.08.2014 - On the phone conversation between Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov and German Minister of Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier

Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov spoke with German Minister of Foreign Affairs Frank-Walter Steinmeier.


22.08.2014 - Comment by Konstantin Dolgov, the Foreign Ministry’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, regarding the reported murder of US journalist James Foley

The barbaric murder by ISIS terrorists of US journalist James Foley, who went missing in Syria two years ago, is outrageous. Such inhuman acts cannot be justified in any way. We express our condolences to the family and friends of the deceased and our sympathy to his colleagues.


22.08.2014 - Statement by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the beginning of the delivery of humanitarian relief aid to residents of southeastern Ukraine who have been affected by the hostilities

We welcome the final agreement concerning all variables involved in the urgent delivery of Russian humanitarian relief aid to southeastern Ukraine using the Izvarino-Lugansk route.


22.08.2014 - Answer by the Russian Foreign Ministry’s official spokesman Alexander Lukashevich to a journalist’s question regarding attempts by the European Union to restrict agricultural exports from third countries to the Russian market

Question: How would you comment on statements by European Union representatives urging third countries not to increase agricultural exports to the Russian market? Answer: We have certainly paid attention to these appeals from the European Union regarding the ban imposed by the Russian Federation on agricultural exports from the EU.


21.08.2014 - PHOTO: The Ushakov medal awarding at the Russian Embassy

On 21 August ceremony of Ushakov medal awarding took place at the Russian Embassy. On behalf of Russian President Vladimir Putin Ambassador of Russia to UK Alexander Yakovenko solemnly presented Ushakov medals to 23 veterans of the Arctic convoys (prize list attached).


20.08.2014 - President of Russia Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.

The discussion focussed on preparations for the upcoming meeting in Minsk on August 26 between the heads of the Customs Union member-states and the President of Ukraine with the participation of European Commission representatives.


20.08.2014 - Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation regarding a call by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland on the governments of the Council of Europe member states

We welcome the Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland sending a letter on 19 August to the foreign ministers of the Council of Europe member states that draws their attention to the critical humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine, which is worsening in the wake of the ongoing conflict.


20.08.2014 - Commentary by the Department of Information and Press of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on statements by the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

We remain perplexed by the continuous speculations, inventions, and open provocative lies regarding the shipment of Russian humanitarian relief aid to the afflicted people of southeastern Ukraine.


20.08.2014 - Statement by Konstantin Dolgov, Special Representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law on the developments in Ferguson, Missouri

The clashes in Ferguson, Missouri, following the tragedy of Michael Brown, 18, an unarmed African American shot dead by a policeman, reveal the racial tensions that persist in the United States.



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