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PRESS RELEASES AND NEWS

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02.02.2022 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken

On February 1, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke by phone with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken at the latter’s initiative.


31.01.2022 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s answers to questions from Channel One’s Voskresnoye Vremya programme, Moscow, January 30, 2022

Question: February 1 marks 30 years since President of Russia Boris Yeltsin and US President George Bush signed the Camp David Declaration, which contained the unbelievable sounding words to the effect that Russia and the United States no longer regarded each other as potential adversaries. On the contrary, the parties’ relations would henceforth be based on friendship. As far as I know, you were a member of the Russian delegation in 1992. You saw the proceedings with your own eyes. What did you feel at that moment? Did it seem that we were friends? Sergey Lavrov: This question concerns the situation that took shape following the disintegration of the USSR and during the emergence of the new Russian statehood. This happened a mere six weeks after the Belovezh Accords and just over a month after the creation of the Commonwealth of Independent States was proclaimed in Almaty, Kazakhstan.


29.01.2022 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Sputnik, Echo of Moscow, Govorit Moskva and Komsomolskaya Pravda radio stations, Moscow, January 28, 2022

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Sputnik, Echo of Moscow, Govorit Moskva and Komsomolskaya Pravda radio stations.


28.01.2022 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s answers to media questions following Government Hour at the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Moscow, January 26, 2022

Question: Do we link the threats of more sanctions coming our way that we heard from the United States and the EU yesterday to the talks on security guarantees Sergey Lavrov: What we see is that all our Western colleagues, without exception, are caught up in a “military” frenzy of sorts. “We will punish you,” “you will attack,” “we will punish you and save Ukraine,” “you’ll get more than you bargained for” and so on, is all you hear from them. You read the dramatic language that the West uses to state its positions. We are ready for all scenarios. We didn't attack anyone. We have always been attacked in the past.


28.01.2022 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s answer to a media question, Moscow, January 27, 2022

Question: You have received the Americans’ response to Russia’s security guarantee proposals. What does it say? What is their reaction? Antony Blinken has said that they are against releasing the document publicly. What has Russia decided on this score? Sergey Lavrov: I believe that the general public will know the essence of this document soon. As our American colleagues have said, although they would like to keep this document confidential so as to provide space for confidential talks, they have coordinated it with their allies and with Ukraine. Are they sure that it will not be leaked very soon?


23.01.2022 - Embassy comment on the recent Foreign Office statements regarding Russia and Ukraine

The UK Foreign Office continues with a series of provocative statements on the situation around Ukraine. Sidelined by its short-sighted policy from the real diplomatic processes, Britain sees its role in constantly stoking anti-Russian sentiments. The logic is simple: let no day pass without accusing Russia of preparing an 'imminent' invasion of Ukraine, and, on this concocted 'basis', try to play the ideological leader of the 'free world' defending itself from 'autocrats'.


09.01.2022 - Press release on the situation in the Republic of Kazakhstan, January 8, 2022

Following the events on January 5-6, the situation in the country is gradually improving. Economic activities in the republic are returning to normal. Passenger train services have been restored in full, and additional trains were rolled out to serve the most popular destinations. The operation of some of the national payment systems has stabilised. It has been announced that state support will be provided for small and medium-sized businesses that suffered from looting. Public transport has resumed operation in the Mangystau Region as well as at Aktau International Airport.


06.01.2022 - Foreign Ministry statement on the CSTO Collective Security Council’s decision to send CSTO Collective Peacekeeping Forces to the Republic of Kazakhstan

On January 6, 2022, the CSTO Collective Security Council, which comprises heads of state and government of CSTO member states, in response to the request by President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, made a decision to send CSTO Collective Peacekeeping Forces to the Republic of Kazakhstan for a limited period of time, with the aim of stabilising and normalising the situation in the country.


29.12.2021 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks at a meeting of the of the United Russia Commission on International Cooperation and Support for Compatriots Living Abroad, Moscow, December 28, 2021

Friends, colleagues, I am delighted to welcome all of you to the commission’s first meeting. Established under President Vladimir Putin’s instructions, the commission’s main purpose is to support the Russian Federation in carrying out its foreign policy, primarily on foreign policy matters set forth in United Russia’s People’s Programme.


20.12.2021 - Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko’s interview published in Rossiyskaya Gazeta on December 20, 2021

Question: Mr Grushko, discussions of the action plan regarding NATO’s expansion, which Russia has proposed to Washington, are ongoing. You have mentioned a “military-technical alternative,” if NATO rejects Moscow’s proposals. What do you have in mind? Alexander Grushko: If our concerns are disregarded and NATO countries are not ready to show military restraint, we will have to use the response instruments at our disposal. There is no other option. If the other side decides to project, let alone use force, that is, if it applies its defence capability as a means of economic or political pressure, this will be unacceptable to Russia, and we will find methods to neutralise these threats.


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