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03.03.2017 - Deputy Chief of the Russian General Staff Colonel General Alexander Zhuravlyov had a meeting with Vice-Chief of the British Defence Staff General Gordon Messenger

The parties discussed condition and prospects of renewal of military interaction, situation in crisis regions as well as possible steps to prevent incidents during the military activities.


03.03.2017 - PHOTO: Members of Bulgarian community laid flowers to the Russian Embassy to commemorate Liberation of Bulgaria from the Ottoman yoke

On 3 March members of Bulgarian community in London laid flowers to the Russian Embassy to commemorate Liberation Day – a national holiday in Bulgaria.


02.03.2017 - Response by the Press Secretary of the Embassy to a media question on EU sanctions on Syria

Question: How do the EU sanctions impact the situation in Syria? Press Secretary: Russia strongly opposes sanctions imposed by the EU on Syria, which have already significantly damaged its economy and had a negative impact upon the well-being of ordinary Syrians. In addition to economic losses, the restrictions have created serious obstacles to the reconstruction of the destroyed country and restoration of the ability of the government to provide services to the civilian population.


02.03.2017 - PHOTO: Ambassador Yakovenko meets "Flight of the Swans" expedition

On 2 March Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko met with Slimbridge Wetland Centre (WWT Slimbridge) Flight of the Swans expedition participants headed by Sacha Dench. The project focused on saving swans population and environment issues. Sacha Dench followed Bewick’s swans - the smallest and rarest members of the swan family- on their annual journey from Arctic in Russian in a motorised paraglider. Ms Dench praised cooperation between Slimbridge Wetland Centre and Russian scientists and authorities.


02.03.2017 - RUSSIAN EMBASSY COMMENTS ON HOUSE OF COMMONS FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE’S REPORT “THE UNITED KINGDOM’S RELATIONS WITH RUSSIA”

We welcome the Committee’s interest towards the deplorable state of Russia-UK relationship. The Embassy made a contribution to its deliberations through a written submission. Overall, we appreciate this effort as an honest attempt to better understand the origins of the present situation and develop a coherent approach to managing our bilateral relationship in a constructive fashion. We especially value the personal effort of its Chair Crispin Blunt. Although we’ve got to admit that this inquiry was doomed to be constrained by the western narrative on the state of international affairs, including the West-Russia relationship. That is why a whole range of unsubstantiated allegations against Russia, though in some case it is stated that those are not supported by any evidence. These limitations reflect the inertia of the Cold-War politics. We do hope that the recent events in the West, including the outcome of the June referendum in Britain, are signs of a potential taking shape for a clean break with the past in the West in response to the requirements of their societies’ transformation.


02.03.2017 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to media questions at a joint news conference following talks with Foreign Minister of Niger Ibrahim Yacoubou, Moscow, March 1, 2017

We have held talks with my colleague Ibrahim Yacoubou, Niger’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, African Integration and Nigeriens Abroad. These talks are evidence of our trust-based and friendly relations.


02.03.2017 - Statement by Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov at the Plenary Meeting of the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva, 28 February 2017

I am pleased to have the opportunity to address such a representative audience. The fact that high ranking officials of Member States as well as of non-Members consider it to be an honor to speak at the Conference on Disarmament (CD) proves the authority, relevance and promising future of this forum when it comes to strengthening and improving the international legal framework that the system of global strategic stability and international security is built upon. There is no doubt that each State wishes to be heard. Each member of international community is seeking to ensure its national security interests are firmly secured and do not slide into dependency on instant political considerations. In our view it gives a special value to the CD, where all participants can hold an insightful dialogue on equal terms dealing with the most sensitive security issues and seek solutions to complex problems of arms control, disarmament and WMD non-proliferation.


01.03.2017 - Russian Embassy comments on British official statement regarding the ongoing investigation of murder of Boris Nemtsov

On 27 February Minister of State for Europe and the Americas at the FCO Sir Alan Duncan issued a statement regarding the second anniversary of Boris Nemtsov’s murder. The Embassy would like to point out the following moments.


01.03.2017 - Response by the Press Secretary of the Embassy to a media question on UK military presence in Ukraine

Question: What’s your assessment of the UK military presence in Ukraine? Press Secretary: Needless to say, current build-up of the UK military presence in Ukrainian territory, as well as its military activity in the region as a whole raises many questions. First and foremost – how all these steps correspond to London’s declared commitment to a political settlement of the conflict in eastern Ukraine, as well as to the "spirit and letter" of the Minsk agreements? We are not convinced that they contribute to the implementation of the "Package of measures" agreed in "Normandy format" and signed by the parties to the conflict, aimed at an early cessation of hostilities and the beginning of the negotiating process


01.03.2017 - Statement by Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov at the Plenary Meeting of the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva, 28 February 2017

Distinguished Mr. President, Distinguished colleagues, I am pleased to have the opportunity to address such a representative audience. The fact that high ranking officials of Member States as well as of non-Members consider it to be an honor to speak at the Conference on Disarmament (CD) proves the authority, relevance and promising future of this forum when it comes to strengthening and improving the international legal framework that the system of global strategic stability and international security is built upon. There is no doubt that each State wishes to be heard. Each member of international community is seeking to ensure its national security interests are firmly secured and do not slide into dependency on instant political considerations. In our view it gives a special value to the CD, where all participants can hold an insightful dialogue on equal terms dealing with the most sensitive security issues and seek solutions to complex problems of arms control, disarmament and WMD non-proliferation.



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