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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

19.09.2014 - Speech by Russia’s Permanent Representative to the OSCE Andrei Kelin in response to a report by the head of the Special Monitoring Mission Ertugrul Apakan at a meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council on the situation in Ukraine, Vienna, 18 September 2014

Welcome to the Permanent Council, and congratulations on your reappointment as the Head of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine. We positively regard your work, and the work of the Mission’s observers, who have taken on a very important task. We have carefully reviewed your comprehensive written report and your speech today.


19.09.2014 - Speech by Russia’s Permanent Representative to the OSCE Andrei Kelin at the Meeting of the OSCE Permanent Council on the Situation in Ukraine and Ongoing Violations of International Humanitarian Legislation in the Course of the Punitive Operation in Eastern Ukraine, Vienna, 18 September 2014

As has been already stated, the protocol signed in Minsk on 5 September regarding joint efforts to stabilise the Ukrainian crisis became an important step in the peaceful settlement. It is designed to be the foundation for a political dialogue inside Ukraine for the sake of reaching national accord.


19.09.2014 - President of Russia Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Austria Werner Faymann on the Austrian side’s initiative.

The two leaders discussed the situation in Ukraine, stressing the importance of promoting a political settlement to the situation there and strict observance of the ceasefire.


19.09.2014 - Remarks by Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov at a gala evening to mark the 80th anniversary of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Moscow, 18 September 2014

We have sent an official message of greetings to the leadership of the Diplomatic Academy of the Russian Foreign Ministry on the occasion of its 80th anniversary, but today I would like to say a few words off the record.


19.09.2014 - Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with regard to the reaction of the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the participation of Konstantin Dolgov, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, in the Regional Conference of Russian Compatriots in Riga

We were puzzled to learn about the statements by the official representative of the Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kārlis Eihenbaums, which were published by the BNS new agency on the 16 September, as well as the assessment by the Latvian Ministry of Foreign affairs of the 17 September with regard to the participation of Konstantin Dolgov, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Commissioner for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law, in the work of the Regional Conference of Russian Compatriots from Latvian, Lithuania and Estonia in Riga on 13 September 2014.


18.09.2014 - President of Russia Vladimir Putin met with the President of the Republika Srpska entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina Milorad Dodik.

The meeting was also attended by Aide to the President of Russia Yury Ushakov, Prime Minister of the Republika Srpska entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina Zeljka Cvijanovic and chief representative of the Republika Srpska entity of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Moscow Dusko Perovic.


18.09.2014 - Opening remarks and answers to media questions by the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a joint press conference after a meeting with the Chairperson of the African Union Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, Addis-Ababa, 17 September 2014

I’m very pleased with the promising talks we had on bilateral issues in the Ethiopian capital, Addis-Ababa, with Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn and Foreign Minister Tedros Adhanom as well as with the talks at the African Union headquarters with the Chairperson of the AU Commission Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.


18.09.2014 - The statement by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russian Federation M.Sergei Lavrov on the occasion of holding over the Order of Friendship of Russian Federation to African Union Commissioner for peace and security S.Chergui, the African Union commissar for Peace and Security

It is my honor and privilege to hold you the instructions from my President of The Russian Federation V.V.Putin and to hand over the Order of Friendship of Russian Federation to Ambassador S.Chergui as a recognition of his service as Ambassador of Algeria in Moscow for many years during which he contributed a lot not only to promote Russian-Algerian partnership, but also to promote cooperation between Russia and Ethiopia.


18.09.2014 - The statement for press by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov after the talks with the Prime-Minister of Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn, Addis-Ababa, 17 September 2014

We had a very important meeting with the Prime Minister of Ethiopia Hailemariam Desalegn. And together with my colleague and friend, the Foreign Minister of Ethiopia Tedros Adhanom, we presented the ideas for further developing our bilateral relationship and our cooperation on international issues.


18.09.2014 - Comment by the Information and Press Department on the ratification of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement by the European Parliament and the Verkhovna Rada

On 16 September, the European Parliament endorsed the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, though it awaits full ratification by all 28 members of the European Union.



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