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PRESS RELEASES AND NEWS

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06.03.2020 - Additional Protocol to the Memorandum on Stabilization of the Situation in the Idlib De-Escalation Area

The Republic of Turkey and the Russian Federation, as guarantors of the observance of the ceasefire regime in the Syrian Arab Republic... Have agreed as follows, 1- Cease all military actions along the line of contact in the Idlib De-escalation area starting from 00:01 of March 6, 2020. 2- A security corridor will be established 6 km deep to the north and 6 km deep to the south from highway M4. Specific parameters of the functioning of the security corridor will be agreed between the Defense Ministries of the Turkish Republic and the Russian Federation within 7 days. 3- On March 15, 2020, joint Turkish-Russian patrolling will begin along highway M4 from the settlement of Trumba (2 km to the west from Saraqib) to the settlement of Ain-AI-Havr; This additional protocol enters into force from the moment of signing.


04.03.2020 - Embassy comment on the second anniversary of the Salisbury incident

Today marks two years since Russian nationals Sergei and Yulia Skripal were involved in an incident in Salisbury. Back in March 2018, the British government was quick in laying the blame on Russia. Huge damage was done to Russian-British political relations. However, both we and the public are yet to see convincing evidence to support the official version of what happened. Instead, the British narrative is full of discrepancies and raises a great deal of specific questions that remain unanswered.


04.03.2020 - Ambassador Andrei Kelin met with members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Russia

On 3 March, Ambassador Andrei Kelin had a meeting with the members of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Russia. Members of both the House of Lords and the House of Commons representing all major political parties in the country participated in the meeting.


03.03.2020 - Ambassador Andrei Kelin’s speech at the Gala Recital by Young Singers of the Mariinsky Theatre, 3 March 2020

Dear Lady Solti, Dear ladies and gentlemen, Let me congratulate all of us on this magnificent cultural evening, which we are all part of today. Spring has come and it seems as though it gave London a fresh coat of paint, which is exactly why the Young Russian Opera Singers of the Mariinsky Theatre appear on this stage since 1997. This concert opens the door for young talents at the start of their journey in the same way as spring gives new life to nature.


29.02.2020 - Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, update on Julian Assange, Moscow, February 27, 2020

As you know, hearings on his extradition to the United States started in London on February 24. We are all well aware of what will happen after this extradition, if it is carried out. There are many examples. Let me recall what happened to Maria Butina – 117 days of solitary confinement practically without any legal grounds. Assange’s condition evokes more than just concern. International experts described his condition as critical. This is not because of age or simply poor health but to the long-term influence of psychological torture. I am quoting a UN expert. We must understand this. After all, this is 2020. This man has been subjected to psychological torture for a long time.


21.02.2020 - Letter in response to The Times by the Embassy Press Secretary, 21 February 2020

Letter to The Times by the Embassy Press Secretary Mr Ilya Erofeev in response to a letter by Andrew Foxall, Director of the Russia and Eurasia Studies Centre at the Henry Jackson Society, published in The Times on 16 January 2020.


20.02.2020 - Comment by the Embassy on the latest groundless British claims of Russia’s alleged involvement in cyberattacks

On 20 February, the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Dominic Raab made an official statement, according to which “with the highest level of probability, the GRU carried out large-scale, disruptive cyber-attacks against a range of Georgian web hosting providers and resulted in websites being defaced, including sites belonging to the Georgian Government, courts, NGOs, media and businesses, and also interrupted the service of several national broadcasters”. It is emphasized that “the UK, Georgia and the international partners have exposed” this fact.


15.02.2020 - Embassy hosts conference on Russian language

On 15 February 2020 the Embassy hosted a conference on the situation with the Russian language in UK that brought together heads of Russian studies at British schools in London, Hampton, Oxford and Ware. The event was co-organised together with the Russian language teachers’ society UK.


14.02.2020 - Embassy Press Officer’s reply to media question on allegations against Russia with regard to persecution of Christians

Question: How would you comment on the statement mentioning Russia’s “violations” made by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the FCO H.Wheeler on February 6 at the debate in the House of Commons on persecution of Christians? Answer: This statement is ill-advised and could not be further from the truth. Christians make up the majority of Russian believers. Hundreds of new churches are being built. The Russian Orthodox Church is actively engaging in public discussions on socially significant issues. Most favourable conditions have been created for exercising the freedom of belief for other Christian denominations as well as non-Christians.


10.02.2020 - Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the United Kingdom Andrei Kelin meets Minister of State for Europe and the Americas Christopher Pincher

On 10 February H.E. Ambassador Andrei Kelin met with The Rt Hon Christopher Pincher MP, Minister for Europe and the Americas at the FCO.


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