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06.04.2015 - NATO’S activity near Russia’s borders: why? (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

Some recent statements about a buildup of US troops in Eastern Europe in the framework of the so-called military operation “Atlantic Resolve” are a matter of concern.

06.04.2015 - Yemen: West’s double standards again? (by Ambassador Yakovenko)

The international community is extremely concerned over the latest developments in the Republic of Yemen, the sovereignty, unity and territorial integrity of which Russia has always and consistently supported.

06.04.2015 - The Arctic: a territory for non-politicized dialogue for the benefit of mankind (by Ambassador Yakovenko)

The Arctic region has always been very important to Russia. At present, our country is implementing a strategy for a full-scale, balanced and complex development of the Arctic, including research, technology and the protection of the environment.

30.03.2015 - US National Security Strategy – a blueprint for confrontation? (by Ambassador Yakovenko)

In February 2015 the National Security Strategy was adopted by the United States. It calls for containment of ”Russian aggression“, especially with regard to Ukraine.


One of the most important tasks in the field of international security is to free the world from the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction. Russia is constantly advocating for further limitations and reductions of nuclear weapons stockpiles along with strengthening international regimes of arms control and non-proliferation. One of the examples in the field of nuclear disarmament is the Russia-US new START Treaty, which entered into force in 2011. Under this Treaty, the sides committed themselves to limiting their nuclear arsenals by one third compared to the previous agreements.


On 5 March, the international community marked the 45th anniversary of the NPT entry into force.

24.03.2015 - NEW REALITIES: PARLIAMENTARY BRICS (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

The idea to establish a parliamentary forum emerged as a result of active development of diverse cooperation within the framework of BRICS.

18.03.2015 - Crimea: one year on (by Ambassador Yakovenko)

A year after the peaceful re-unification of Crimea with Russia I can still hear the voices of some of my British interlocutors, who, for one reason or another, refuse to believe that the events of February-March 2014, already part of history, reflected the will of the Crimean people and were handled by Russia in a legal and appropriate way. Let me try to explain once again. It will be helpful to give some background to dispel the predictable doubts regarding the unprecedented unanimity of the popular vote.

14.03.2015 - On Russia’s Anti-crisis Measures (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

Given the negative trend in the Russian economy in late 2014 - early 2015, caused by a complex of internal and external factors, including the sharp decline in world energy prices and the western sanctions, the Russian Government has approved the "Priority Action Plan for the sustainable development of the economy and social stability in 2015".

13.03.2015 - THE FUTURE OF ARMS CONTROL IN EUROPE (by Ambassador Yakovenko)

For many years Russia has been undertaking every possible step to maintain a viability of the conventional arms control regime in Europe.

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