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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

25.07.2014 - Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has a phone conversation with Prime Minister of Finland Alexander Stubb 24 July 2014

In a phone conversation initiated by Finland, the Russian and Finnish prime ministers expressed their condolences to the relatives and families of those killed in the crash of the Malaysian airliner in Ukraine’s airspace, and expressed the mutual understanding that the catastrophe is a terrible tragedy which demands an independent and unbiased investigation that should not be subjected to pressure from any side.


25.07.2014 - Statement on Ukraine by Alexander K. Lukashevich, Spokesman of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Just like the rest of the world, Russia continues to mourn the loss of innocent lives in the MH17 crash.


25.07.2014 - Meeting between the Secretary of State, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Grigory Karasin, and the head of the head of European Union’s delegation in Moscow, Vygaudas Ušackas

On the 23 July, the Secretary of State, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Grigory Karasin, met the head of European Union’s delegation in Moscow, Vygaudas Ušackas.


25.07.2014 - Comment by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the persecution of journalists in Ukraine

Ukraine committed another attack on the freedom of mass media. On the night between the 22 to 23 July, four journalists, including the correspondent of Russia Today, British national Graham Phillips, and the operator of Anna-News news Agency disappeared in the area of military actions in the East of Ukraine.


24.07.2014 - President of Russia Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte on the Dutch side’s initiative.

The two leaders exchanged views on possible measures to help launch an objective international investigation into the Malaysian Airlines plane crash in Ukraine as quickly as possible, in accordance with UN Security Council resolution 2166, adopted on July 21. In this regard, both sides stressed the importance of taking into account the opinions of all parties concerned.


24.07.2014 - President of Russia Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of Finland Sauli Niinistö on the Finnish side’s initiative.

During an exchange of opinions about the development of the crisis situation in Ukraine, the two presidents stressed the need to increase international efforts to facilitate the political settlement to the Ukrainian conflict.


24.07.2014 - Comment by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the investigation into the causes of the Malaysian plane crash in the Ukrainian air space

Russia is following the course of the investigation into the Malaysian plane crash in the Ukrainian air space.


24.07.2014 - Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the persecution of the Christian Iraqi population by Islamists

The situation in Iraq continues to be extremely tense. Several weeks ago terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) proclaimed the creation of the so-called Islamic caliphate on the Iraqi-Syrian border, which also includes regions where Christians and other religious minorities live.


24.07.2014 - Speech by Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Vitaly Churkin, at the session of the UN Security Council on the situation in Ukraine, New York, 21 July 2014

Mr. President, On behalf of the Russian Federation, let me once again extend my condolences to all the families of the dead, and the governments of the countries whose nationals were on the plane which crashed on the 17 July in Ukraine.


24.07.2014 - Introductory remarks by Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko at the press-conference at his Residence, 24 July 2014

1. EBRD. The decision made yesterday (23 July) by the Board of Directors of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) on putting on hold any new operations of the Bank in the Russian Federation transforms this authoritative international financial organization and development institution into a mechanism of political pressure, one more instrument aimed at the realization of the national sanctions regime against Russia.



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