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13.02.2017 - Letter to the Editor of The Sunday Telegraph

Sir, As to your recent article “Putin considers handing over Snowden as “gift” to the US” (12 February) I’ve got to admit I was stunned to see such a slapdash work by your colleagues. Apparently, journalism differs from propaganda in providing a balanced view and a measure of decency. In this case, the author plainly decided to ignore the Russian Government's opinion, expressed by the Kremlin & MFA spokespersons. Which is that Edward Snowden enjoys a legal status in Russia. He’s not a toy to be traded or presented to anyone. If your correspondent believes that in our time a bilateral relationship could be based on so a cynical arrangement then he absolutely misunderstands the very nature of contemporary international relations. It is insulting both to Russia and the United States as well as to your paper and your readers.


13.02.2017 - Embassy spokesperson's comment on "cyber witch hunt" timed to the launch of NCSC

Anybody following UK media in the recent days must have taken note of a "cyber witch hunt" unleashed against Russia by BBC, the Times, The Guardian et al. This well-coordinated attack is clearly timed to the official launch of National Cyber Security Centre, scheduled for Tuesday. Its head Ciaran Martin has already given interviews in droves, juggling figures and taking full advantage of the GCHQ status as absolving of the responsibility to provide supporting evidence (we would gladly see "a European report" and "a NATO report" quoted in the alarmist publications).


13.02.2017 - Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov’s interview with Izvestia newspaper, published on February 13, 2017

Question: In 2016, a wave of terror attacks swept across Europe and the US. This year also started with attacks in Europe, and terrorism is still an issue for everyone, Russia included. Vladimir Putin has said on numerous occasions that we can overcome terrorism only by working together. When will the West understand that in order to overcome this common scourge what the world needs is to form a broad coalition? Oleg Syromolotov: You are absolutely right: in order to fight international terrorism the world does need a broad coalition that would be guided in its actions by the UN Charter, international law and UN Security Council resolutions. Destroying ISIS is a priority as far as counter-terrorist efforts are concerned. Everyone understands that. However, countries tend to adopt different approaches to achieving this aim due to their differences, primarily disagreements on political matters. Some go as far as supporting various kinds of terrorist groups, thinking that they will be able to control them, which is a huge mistake. As a result, they tend to fall into the same trap over and over again.


13.02.2017 - Comment by the Foreign Ministry Press and Information Department on the North Korean missile test

We consider the North Korean missile test, conducted on February 12, another demonstrative act of ignoring the UN Security Council resolutions on this subject. In this context, we cannot but express our regret and concern.


13.02.2017 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Irada Zeynalova’s Itogi Nedeli programme for the NTV network, Moscow, February 12, 2017

Question: All of a sudden, it turns out that being a diplomat is not merely a hard and challenging, but also a dangerous occupation. Only last year, Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov was killed and Russian diplomats were expelled from the US. In 2015, Russian embassies were fired upon, and there were attacks against diplomats. To what extent do you believe that in today’s charged atmosphere this profession has become dangerous? Can it be compared to the situation with the ‘red diplomatic couriers’ of Soviet times? Sergey Lavrov: I just wanted to refer to those diplomatic couriers. In fact, serving as a diplomat has never been a comfortable occupation. This is a responsible and challenging job, among other things, because people have to work in countries facing political uncertainty, where government coups, unconstitutional regime changes and clashes take place. On top of that, most countries have a different climate, which is always a challenge for the human body.


10.02.2017 - PHOTO: Diplomats’ Day 2017 in London

On 10 February the Russian embassy hosted a reception to mark the professional holiday of the Russian diplomatic service. A number of Ambassadors, FCO officials, representatives of diplomatic corps and media attended. Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko and former UK Ambassador to Moscow Sir Anthony Brenton addressed the guests.


10.02.2017 - VIDEO: Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko's interwiew for RT

Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko's interview for RT


10.02.2017 - Embassy responds to BBC on Russia's "misinformation" campaign and the "cause of Scottish independence"

Q: What funding has the Russian government provided the Sputnik Edinburgh bureau? A: It is proper to address this question to the Sputnik Edinburgh bureau or its office in Moscow. Q: Are Russian government officials regularly in contact with Sputnik editors in the UK and elsewhere in the world? A: Sputnik, like the taxpayer-funded BBC, is independent and has its own editorial policy.


10.02.2017 - UK worried about its place if US-Russia ties are repaired – Russia’s UK envoy (Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko for RT)

Hacking, destabilizing Western states, building up its military might, and weaponizing information – Russia is hitting the headlines and seems to be to blame for all of the world’s problems. One of the loudest anti-Russia voices is the United Kingdom, condemning Moscow’s actions and calling for economic sanctions against it. Most of the accusations are far from proven – so is there still room left for cooperation on vital issues between world powers? And now that the UK’s ally the US may be ready to change course and start making deals with Moscow, is there a chance for a change in tone? We ask Russia’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom – Alexander Yakovenko.


09.02.2017 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s participation in the presentation of the 26th volume of the Foreign Ministry series Foreign Policy Documents of the USSR

On February 8, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov took part in the presentation of the 26th volume of the Foreign Ministry’s series Foreign Policy Documents of the USSR.



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