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05.08.2017 - DPRK tested medium-range, not intercontinental ballistic missile

The latest developments on the Korean Peninsula have become a matter of a grave concern against the backdrop of yet another launch of a ballistic missile by the DPRK on 28 July in violation of the UN Secretary Council resolutions. But the bellicose rhetoric will not produce a peaceful negotiated solution.

04.08.2017 - Embassy’s response to Russian media question

The Embassy has also noted the statement of Mr Yevgeny Chichvarkin in his interview for a video blog, published on 25 July 2017. In the interview, Mr Chichvarkin is saying that the only photo ID he has is his driver’s license, that he does not have a passport and is waiting for a reply from the Home Office regarding his refugee status. To our knowledge, a new Russian passport has been issued by the Russian authorities to Mr Chichvarkin upon his request, that is, following his personal written application submitted to the Russian Embassy in London. Mr Chichvarkin received his new passport in person during his visit to the Embassy in August 2016.

04.08.2017 - E-visa will be available to visit Primorye territory of the Russian Federation

Starting from August 8, 2017, nationals of Algeria, Bahrain, Brunei, India, Iran, Qatar, The People's Republic of China, The Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Kuwait, Morocco, Mexico, The United Arab Emirates, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Tunisia, Turkey and Japan may be granted an electronic visa (e-visa) to enter the Russian Federation through the border crossing checkpoints, located on the territory of the Free Port of Vladivostok.

04.08.2017 - Сomment by the Information and Press Department on certain countries blocking the UN Security Council’s statement for the press denouncing attacks on Russian diplomatic mission in Damascus

On August 2, for the third time within one month, the territory of the Russian Embassy in Damascus came under mortar fire from the positions of the terrorist groups Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) and Faylaq al-Rahman. The international community has unanimously qualified al-Nusra as a terrorist organisation. The UN Security Council resolutions are calling on everyone to counter this group, introduce sanctions against it, and demand criminalising any forms of cooperation with it at national level.

04.08.2017 - State Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin’s interview with Kommersant newspaper, published on August 2, 2017

Question: How did your meeting with Andrei Neguta go? Grigory Karasin: I asked Moldova’s Ambassador to Russia Andrei Neguta to explain this absolutely absurd decision. For my part, I told him that decisions of this kind were categorically unacceptable for Russia.

04.08.2017 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

On August 3, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the American side’s initiative.

03.08.2017 - Press release on a consultative expert meeting on Syria between Russia, Iran and Iraq

A tripartite meeting on Syria with the participation of Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hossein Jaberi-Ansari and Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Iraq Nizar al-Khairalla took place at the Russian Foreign Ministry on August 2.

03.08.2017 - State Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin’s interview with Kommersant newspaper

State Secretary and Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin’s interview with Kommersant newspaper, published on August 2, 2017

02.08.2017 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on the terrorist attack in Afghanistan

More than 90 people were killed or injured in an attack against a Shiite mosque in Herat in western Afghanistan on August 1.

02.08.2017 - Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: playing with fire (by Ambassador Yakovenko for RT)

On July 7, the work on the draft Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (PNW) was completed in New York. Russia considers this Treaty as counterproductive and potentially dangerous, which brings humanity no closer to a world free of nuclear weapons and threatens to damage the existing non-proliferation regimes. The international community has already created universal mechanisms, based on the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), which allow a gradual cut of nuclear arsenals. At the same time, it provides for the strengthening of international stability and ensuring equal security for all states, including non-nuclear. We are convinced that the NPT contains all the necessary provisions in this sphere that must be applied consistently.

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