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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

29.09.2014 - The Fourth Caspian Summit has taken place in Astrakhan

Heads of state meeting at the IV Caspian Summit (from left to right): President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of Iran Hassan Rouhani, President of Russia Vladimir Putin, President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev, and President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdymukhamedov.


29.09.2014 - Joint Ministerial Statement on the CTBT, New York, 26 September, 2014

We, the Foreign Ministers issuing this statement, reaffirm our commitment to the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) as a core element of the international nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation regime.


29.09.2014 - Address by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to the 69th session of the UN General Assembly, New York, 27 September 2014

There is growing evidence of the contradiction between the need for collective, cooperative efforts to provide adequate responses to challenges common to all, and the aspirations of a number of countries for domination and the revival of archaic bloc thinking based on military drill discipline and the erroneous logic of “friend or foe.”


29.09.2014 - Statement by Deputy Director of the Department for Nonproliferation and Arms Control of the MFA of Russia Mr. Alexey Yu. Karpov at the 7th Meeting of the States-“Friends” of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty, New York, 26 September, 2014

The earliest entry into force of CTBT is undoubtedly our priority and the imperative of nowadays. The Treaty is destined to become an essential element of the international legal security system and an important link in the chain of other non-proliferation and disarmament instruments.


28.09.2014 - Remarks by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and answers to questions from the media during a press conference on the sidelines of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly, New York, 26 September 2014

We have received many requests for interviews from various media outlets asking to clarify Russia’s position during my presence at the 69th session of the General Assembly. However, given that I will be staying only a limited time this year, I hope that this format of interaction with the media is ok with you.


28.09.2014 - 27th session of the UN Human Rights Council Agenda Items 2 and 10 Joint Statement on Syria on behalf of Algeria, Armenia, Belarus, Bolivia, China, Cuba, Ecuador, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Nicaragua, Iran, Pakistan, State of Palestine, Sri Lanka, Sudan, the Russian Federation, Tajikistan and Venezuela

I have the honour to deliver this statement on behalf of group of 18 States. The situation in the Syrian Arab Republic and its devastating human rights implications continue to be of a great concern.


26.09.2014 - Statement by the Russian Embassy, London

We would like to draw your attention to the tragic events in Eastern Ukraine. As you may have already heard, on September 23 a mass civilian burial was found in the “Komunar” coal mine near the village of Nyzhnia Krynka (60km north-east of Donetsk). There were obvious signs of violence on these bodies: their hands were tied behind their back, they were all killed by a ‘control shot’ to the head, 9mm Makarov pistol cartridges were found near the bodies.


26.09.2014 - Comment by the Russian Foreign Ministry on ensuring the implementation of the ceasefire regime in Ukraine’s southeast

The Russian Foreign Ministry rejects media reports citing allegations by the Reuters news agency about a meeting of Russian and Ukrainian military officials in the Donetsk region with the aim of determining a “buffer zone” between the positions of the DPR and LPR and those of the Ukrainian side.


26.09.2014 - Statement for the press on the UN resolution on foreign terrorist fighters

On 24 September, a high-level open meeting of the UN Security Council presided over by US President Barack Obama was held in New York to discuss measures to prevent threats posed by foreign terrorist fighters (FTF).


26.09.2014 - Press release on the Meeting of BRICS Foreign Ministers (New York, September 25, 2014)

The BRICS Foreign Ministers met on September 25, 2014 on the margins of the 69-th session of the United Nations General Assembly.



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