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PRESS RELEASES AND NEWS

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16.12.2021 - Foreign Ministry Statement

The Russian side strongly believes that the guilty verdict brought in by the German court against the citizen of the Russian Federation Vadim Sokolov on December 15 in the case of the murder of Georgian citizen Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, former terrorist gang leader in the North Caucasus, in Berlin on August 23, 2019, is extremely biased and is clearly a case of an explicit political put-up job. We insist that the Russian citizen is innocent. He has the right to appeal to the Supreme Court of the Federal Republic of Germany against the unjust verdict.


14.12.2021 - Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova’s comments in response to the EU imposing another round of unilateral restrictive measures on Russian citizens and organisations

The EU continues to impose unilateral restrictions, which is illegitimate from the point of view of international law. More sanctions were imposed on eight Russian citizens and four organisations falsely accused of involvement in a private military company.


13.12.2021 - Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov’s interview with Izvestia, December 13, 2021

Question: Mr Ryabkov, is there any predictability in relations with the United States today? Sergey Ryabkov: There is one-sided negative predictability, in fact. As for any prospects for improvement, everything is completely unpredictable. This is a sad conclusion based on the results of the long journey that we have travelled with the current US administration, with Donald Trump, and with Barack Obama. These problems did not emerge yesterday. They have to do with the US tendency, by and large, to deny Russia the role of a major independent player in international relations while trying to impose its own approaches to a whole range of issues, including how we should live in our own country.


11.12.2021 - Embassy comment on a string of UK Foreign Secretary accusations

We took note of a number of social media statements by the UK Foreign Secretary Elizabeth Truss promoting her vision of the G7 Foreign Ministers meeting in Liverpool. The overuse of the term “Russian aggression” is particularly evident and deliberate, highlighting British G7 presidency’s obsession with finding a common cause for “a show of unity”. The repeated accusation itself is a cause for concern, as it misleads the followers.


08.12.2021 - Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova’s comment on air incidents above the Black Sea, 8 December 2021

The military activity of the United States and NATO member states along the perimeter of Russia’s borders, including military flights and dangerous manoeuvres by naval ships, continues to mount. The US military and its NATO allies have gone from attempts to test the strength of our border protection system to provocations against civilian aircraft, which jeopardises the safety of the airspace and puts human lives in danger.


07.12.2021 - President Vladimir Purin's meeting with US President Joseph Biden, 7 December 2021

On December 7, 2021 President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin had a lengthy conversation with President of the United States of America Joseph Biden.


06.12.2021 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to media questions at the news conference following Russia-India foreign and defence minister talks in the two-plus-two format, New Delhi, December 6, 2021

We completed the first part of our preparations for President of Russia Vladimir Putin’s visit to India and his talks with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. I had a bilateral meeting with my Indian colleague, Minister of External Affairs Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. We discussed the main items on our agenda: the economy, hydrocarbons and energy, including nuclear power. We have promising and specific plans. We talked about holding a regular meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission on Trade, Economic, Scientific, Technical and Cultural Cooperation. Mr Jaishankar co-chairs this together with Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov. We discussed education and scientific exchanges and cultural ties. We have a fairly busy agenda.


04.12.2021 - Р5 Conference Paris, 2-3 December, 2021 FINAL Joint communique

1. Representatives from the five Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Nuclear Weapon States (NWS), or “P5", met in Paris on 2-3 December 2021 for the 10th P5 Conference, to discuss the preparations for the upcoming 10th NPT Review Conference and related matters.


01.12.2021 - Foreign Ministry statement on the planned US “summit for democracy”, November 30, 2021

In connection with the so-called summit for democracy to be held on December 9-10 at the initiative of the US administration, we consider it necessary to make the following statement. The organisers and enthusiasts behind this strange event claim to lead the world in advancing the cause of democracy and human rights. However, the track record and reputation of the United States, Great Britain, and the EU member states in terms of respecting democratic rights and freedoms at home, as well as in the international arena, are, to put it mildly, far from ideal. The evidence suggests that the United States and its allies cannot and should not claim the status of a “beacon” of democracy, since they themselves have chronic problems with freedom of speech, election administration, corruption and human rights.


24.11.2021 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at the meeting of the Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs “International agenda of Russian businesses: Challenges, risks and cooperation strategies with the state,” Moscow, November 23, 2021

The Russian Foreign Ministry has always proceeded and continues to proceed from the premise that our work and that of other government structures must be in harmony with the efforts of business associations, the main participants in foreign economic activity. Together this should enhance the competitiveness of Russian companies, expand their opportunities abroad and help protect their lawful interests. This is one of the priority goals of Russian diplomacy. It is set forth in the Concept of Foreign Policy approved by the President of Russia. A new version of this concept is being drafted now, and this goal will be expressed even more prominently.


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