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PRESS RELEASES AND NEWS

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04.09.2019 - Press-Conference by Permanent Representative Vassily Nebenzia on the occasion of the Russian Presidency in the UN Security Council in September

It is a pleasure to see you all here on the first day of the Russian Presidency in the Security Council which luckily coincides with the best week in the UN, the best month in the UN and the High-level week as well. Before we proceed with the major topic of our briefing, let me mention that these days the world is commemorating the beginning of one of the most tragic pages in the global history.


02.09.2019 - Embassy Press Officer replies to a media question concerning a statement by Prime Minister Boris Johnson regarding the beginning of the Second World War

Question: How could you comment on the statement by Prime Minister Johnson who said that in September 1939 Poland found itself “trapped between the hammer of fascism and the anvil of communism”? Answer: This statement, made on the day of the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War, is perplexing. With all historical discussions around the Soviet military operation in the eastern areas of Poland (Western Ukraine and Western Belarus), to describe things in a way that effectively equates the actions of the USSR to Hitler’s aggression is absolutely unacceptable.


29.08.2019 - Embassy press officer’s reply to a media question on cooperation between Russia and African countries

Question: British media has been paying particular attention lately to various aspects of cooperation between Russia and African countries. Could you comment on this? Answer: Indeed, the sheer amount of publications covering our ties with Africa leads to believe that we are dealing with a deliberate information campaign. The aim seems to be to denounce the Russian approach to cooperation with African states as unscrupulous and mercantile.


28.08.2019 - News conference following Russian-Turkish talks

President Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave a joint news conference on the Turkish President’s visit to Russia. August 27, 2019, 18:00, Zhukovsky, Moscow Region


28.08.2019 - Statement by Chargé d'Affaires of the Russian Federation Dmitry Polyanskiy at the UN Security Council meeting on the Middle East

The Middle East is at the core of global politics. The region is engulfed in many crises – the old and the new ones. Russia keeps close track of the latest developments, because we are bound with the States of the region by years of mutually beneficial relations based on trust, cooperation and shared interests. We are concerned by the remaining tension in Palestine-Israeli settlement. The process is getting even more complicated because of the ongoing settlement activity by Israel and the situation in and around Gaza. Against this backdrop, it becomes clear that any unilateral action will not bring us closer to the resolution of the old and the new problems of the region. What is the most dangerous is the situation where some UN Member States attempt to outlaw governments of other Member States. It is obvious for us, just like for the majority of our partners, that the only way out is connection of regional and international efforts under the central role of the UN and its Security Council. This should be the starting point for whatever efforts and initiatives.


26.08.2019 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to media questions at a joint news conference following talks with Minister of External Relations of Angola Manuel Domingos Augusto, Moscow, August 26, 2019

We had a very productive meeting. We held in-depth discussions on Russian-Angolan relations and our cooperation on the international stage. Our countries are bound by years-long ties of friendship and cooperation that go back to the period of Angola’s fight for freedom and independence. We noted the high and ever growing standards of mutual understanding and mutual trust. We spoke at length about the specific fields of bilateral collaboration, primarily those where our cooperation was put down on paper during the official visit of President of Angola Joao Lourenco to Russia in April of this year and his talks with President of Russia Vladimir Putin.


24.08.2019 - Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko relinquished his duties and departed to Russia

24 August 2019 Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland Mr Alexander Yakovenko relinquished his duties and departed to Russia. Mr Ivan Volodin, Minister-Counsellor, will act as Chargé d'Affaires a.i.


16.08.2019 - Embassy Press Officer’s reply to a media question concerning the course of investigation into Salisbury and Amesbury incidents

Question: How would you comment on the official statement of the Met Police claiming that one more police officer was affected by a nerve agent in March 2018 in Salisbury? Answer: Contents of the Met Police official press release of 15 August only raises further questions. It is unclear why such vital information has not been disclosed for almost a year and a half since the incident itself.


16.08.2019 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s speech at the Terra Scientia National Educational Youth Forum, Solnechnogorsk, August 15, 2019

Thank you for the warm greetings. This is not my first meeting with Terra Scientia students, but it is the first time in this picturesque place. This is more convenient for those from Moscow because it’s closer. In any event, all our previous meetings were fairly useful. We are fueled by the interest of our society in foreign policy and international affairs, and are always ready to use our knowledge, experience and practical actions to meet this interest on behalf of our citizens. It is particularly important when young people are interested in foreign policy issues. After all, you will shape Russia’s future and its future place in international life.


12.08.2019 - Statement by Chargé d'Affaires of the Russian Federation Dmitry Polyanskiy at the UN Security Council meeting on Libya

It is with deep regret that we have been receiving news from Libya about a terrorist attack in Benghazi that, reportedly, has taken lives of two officers of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL). We express our sincere condolences to the United Nations, to the families and friends of those who perished. We strongly condemn this and other terrorist attacks that kill the people of Libya. Besides, I cannot fail to mention that over the recent two-three weeks several hundred of migrants drowned in the Mediterranean on their way to Europe from Libya and other countries after the boats transporting them had capsized. These are only the latest disasters that happened to Libyans and Africans who had become desperate and given up any hope to live stable and peaceful lives. During the minute of silence that you called, Mm. President, our thoughts were with them as well. Because every human life matters.


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