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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

24.04.2015 - Comment by the Information and Press Department in connection with the May 5 UN General Assembly special solemn meeting in commemoration of World War II victims

On May 5, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will meet in New York for a special session commemorating the victims of World War II under the UNGA resolution, “70th Anniversary of the End of World War II”, which was adopted on February 26, 2015, upon the initiative of the Russian Federation, our partners in the Collective Security Treaty Organisation and China.


24.04.2015 - Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry.

On April 22, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry at the latter’s request.


23.04.2015 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s live radio interview with Sputnik, Ekho Moskvy and Govorit Moskva, Moscow, April 22, 2015

Question: Why does Russia refuse to recognise Novorossiya, given that it was Lenin who gave this region to Ukraine? Is it possible that Russia will recognise it at some point? Sergey Lavrov: Novorossiya is a fairly vague term.


22.04.2015 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on the situation in Yemen

On the evening of April 21 the Saudi military command announced the end of the Saudi-led air force operation by a coalition of several Arab states in the Republic of Yemen.


22.04.2015 - Sergey Lavrov’s response to a question from Argumenty i Fakty newspaper published on April 22, 2015

Question: Why are we helping to lift the anti-Iranian sanctions if this can collapse the price of oil and hence be detrimental for Russia? Are we acting contrary to national economic interests for the sake of world peace? Sergey Lavrov: The Middle East and North Africa have been shaken by a series of quakes recently, including the rise of extremism and terrorism and increasing ethnic and religious differences.


21.04.2015 - Comment by Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich on Norway’s response to Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin’s visit to Svalbard archipelago

On April 19, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, Head of the State Commission for Arctic Development, attended the opening of the new North Pole 2015 Russian drifting station.


20.04.2015 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on upcoming visit of Chilean Foreign Minister to Russia

On April 19-20, Heraldo Muсoz Valenzuela, the Foreign Minister of the Republic of Chile, will visit Russia at the invitation of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.


20.04.2015 - Comment by Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich on the arrival of US paratroopers in Ukraine

We have noted with alarm reports about the arrival of 290 US paratroopers from the Italy-based 173rd Airborne Brigade to the Yavorov training centre in the Lvov Region of Ukraine.


17.04.2015 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s answers to questions from Telesur television network, Moscow, April 16, 2015

Question: Do you have any special aspirations for Latin America? Sergey Lavrov: We very much value our relations with Latin America. This is a big world, and I’m sure it is also one of the strongest and most important parts of the multipolar system that’s being formed and which will ensure the stability of international relations.


17.04.2015 - Speech by Sergey Lavrov during a ceremony for opening an exhibition of archive materials on the anniversaries in Russia’s diplomatic relations with certain Latin American and Caribbean countries, Moscow, April 16, 2015

Ms Doyen Your Excellencies, Ladies and gentlemen, friends, Today, we are opening an exhibition of documents from the Russian Foreign Policy Archive, dedicated to memorable dates in the history of relations between the Russian Federation and Latin America that are being marked this year.



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