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FOREIGN POLICY NEWS

17.08.2012

Russian MFA comment on the situation around the Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

We closely watch the development of affairs around Julian Assange, who is currently under the protection of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. This situation cannot but give raise to doubts regarding the observance of the spirit and letter of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, and its Article 22 in particular, which grants immunity to diplomatic missions. 

There is another question this situation cannot but recall. It is well known that dozens of suspects in serious crimes have found shelter and protection in Great Britain, while other states, including Russia, are seeking their extradition. It would be fair to assume that Julian Assange's right of asylum must be respected no less than the rights of these people, so ardently protected by the UK.




LATEST EVENTS

21.11.2014 - Security Council meeting

Vladimir Putin held an expanded Security Council meeting in the Kremlin to discuss the draft Strategy for Countering Extremism in the Russian Federation through 2025.


21.11.2014 - Joint Press Statement issued by Sergei V. Lavrov, Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, and His Royal Highness Prince Saud al-Feisal, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

On November 21, in Moscow Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergei Lavrov had talks with His Royal Highness Prince Saud al-Feisal, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


21.11.2014 - Comment by Spokesman of the Russian Foreign Ministry Alexander Lukashevich on the provocative remarks by the President of Lithuania

In an interview with a local radio station on 20 November, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė once again broke out into what have become her traditional rude attacks against Russia, this time going as far as calling our country, in the context of the Ukrainian events, a “terrorist state.”


20.11.2014 - Talks between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Hungarin Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto

On 19 November, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov held talks with Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Peter Szijjarto, who was in Moscow on a working visit. The parties had a constructive discussion on a wide range of issues pertaining to the Russian-Hungarian relations and prospects for their further progressive development based on pragmatism and respect for each other’s interests.


20.11.2014 - Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the examination of the human rights dossier of the United States by the UN Committee Against Torture

On the 12-13 November, the UN Committee Against Torture in Geneva examined US reports on the implementation of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.


20.11.2014 - Remarks by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during the Government Hour in the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Moscow, 19 November 2014

Esteemed deputies of the State Duma, I’m pleased to have this opportunity to speak to you again as part of the Government Hour. The Foreign Ministry appreciates the deputies’ focus on cooperation between our ministry and the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, the corresponding committees of the State Duma and the Federation Council.


20.11.2014 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov makes a speech and answers questions following his talks with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Moscow, 18 November 2014

Ladies and gentlemen, We have had constructive talks with the Foreign Minister of Germany and will continue them during a business lunch. I am happy to welcome Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Moscow.


20.11.2014 - Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Russian Foreign Ministry on a Human Rights Watch report about the use of incendiary weapons in Ukraine’s southeast

The Human Rights Watch (HRW) international non-governmental organisation has published a report entitled “Incendiary Weapons: Recent Use and Growing Opposition”, which was prepared in cooperation with the Harvard Law School.


20.11.2014 - Comment by the Information and Press Department regarding an attack on a Jerusalem synagogue

In the morning of 18 November, a synagogue in Jerusalem’s Har Nof neighbourhood was attacked. According to media reports, four Israelis were killed and several others injured. The two Palestinian attackers were shot dead by the police.


20.11.2014 - Visit by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to Belarus and a joint meeting of the foreign ministry boards of Russia and Belarus

On 17-18 November, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov participated in a working visit in the Republic of Belarus, where he attended a joint meeting of the foreign ministry boards of Russia and Belarus.



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