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PRESS RELEASES AND NEWS

25.03.2016

Russian Embassy on Ms. Rudd’s statement

The speech of the UK Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change Amber Rudd on 24 March, where she expressed concern over Russia’s gas supplies to the EU as allegedly a tool of our foreign policy are surprising and disappointing.
It misrepresents the situation and defies the logic of this business as it applies to Britain.

Firstly, the UK gas market is one of the most diversified in the world and the Russian gas supplies, which are relatively small within UK’s energy balance, in any case will hardly have a significant impact on the country’s energy security. Secondly, Russian gas comes to the UK through continental Europe, therefore Brexit could have quite an opposite effect, with potential increase in UK’s dependence on the LNG supply from Qatar. And finally, Russia does not use gas supplies as a tool of foreign policy.

We consider the above comments of Ms.Rudd to be made for “domestic consumption” in the context of the EU referendum campaign.  Why drag Russia into this domestic quarrel, which must be fought on the merits of the issue in question?




LATEST EVENTS

06.12.2016 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks during talks with Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s opening remarks during talks with Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland, Moscow, December 6, 2016


06.12.2016 - Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Our “concerned” French and British colleagues surely know that Aleppo residents are already receiving such aid – not just on paper but in fact – from Russia, through the Defence Ministry, the Hmeymim Centre for Reconciliation of the Opposing Sides and the Russian Emergencies Ministry.


05.12.2016 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on the upcoming visit to Russia by Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland

Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland will visit Russia on December 6-7 at the invitation of Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Sergey Lavrov and Thorbjorn Jagland will hold talks on December 6.


03.12.2016 - Comment by the MFA on the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution on North Korea

On November 30, the UN Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2321 on strengthening sanctions on the DPRK. This document is a consolidated international response to the fifth nuclear test conducted by North Korea in September in violation of multiple Security Council resolutions. Pyongyang’s provocative actions with respect to nuclear missiles demanded a response in the form of additional severe sanctions. Under the UN Charter, these sanctions are binding for all member states.


03.12.2016 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, Moscow, December 1, 2016

Question: In your opinion, will Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States turn a new page in the dialogue between Moscow and Washington? What kind of relations does Russia want to build with the US? Did Moscow help Donald Trump become president, as representatives of the Democratic Party allege? Sergey Lavrov: If you allow me, I would like to begin with the last part of your question. Those who “helped” Donald Trump become president were the US citizens who voted for him on November 8. As President Vladimir Putin has said on a number of occasions, Russia has never sought to influence the election campaign, believing it to be an internal affair for the US. If anybody tried to interfere with the elections, it was the allies of the US. Just read what many European leaders said and wrote about Donald Trump during the campaign.


03.12.2016 - Annual Address of Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation, to the Federal Assembly, Moscow, The Kremlin, December 1, 2016

President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Good afternoon colleagues, members of the Federation Council, State Duma deputies, citizens of Russia, Today, as usual in these annual addresses, I will speak about our tasks in the economy, the social sector, domestic and foreign policy. This year’s address will focus particularly on the economy, social issues, and domestic policy.


01.12.2016 - Ambassador Yakovenko meets representatives of Russian Quantum Centre

On 28 November 2016 Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko met a delegation of the Russian Quantum Centre headed by its CEO Ruslan Yunusov to discuss plans of holding a EU-Russia-UK conference on quantum technologies. Such a meeting would greatly contribute to the forthcoming Russia-UK Year of Science and Education in 2017 and promote broader international cooperation in the area of quantum technologies.


01.12.2016 - Remarks to the press by Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, following the Security Council consultations on Syria

Q: Ambassador, the UK and France are drafting a resolution to sanction people linked to chemical weapons attacks… V.Churkin: I hope they keep drafting because they have been speaking about it as an urgent matter for such a long time without producing any drafts. But to be more serious we believe that first of all JIM has been working very hard in a very professional way but they were given a task and put in a situation that would not allow them to produce credible evidence. The only credible thing I think is the fact that terrorists used mustard gas. As for the Syrian Government, we gave you a very detailed expert analysis of their results and we believe they just don’t contain enough information to accuse anybody of anything. I suppose this is one of the reasons why it takes so long to draft a resolution they have been talking about.


01.12.2016 - Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, November 30, 2016

Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, November 30, 2016


01.12.2016 - Comment by the Information and Press Department ahead of Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s working visit to Italy

On December 1-2, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will pay a working visit to the Italian Republic. During his stay in Rome, he will have talks with Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni, and a separate meeting with Italian President Sergio Mattarella is also scheduled.



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