18 September 2014
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On latest terrorist attacks in Syria

On 28 November 2012 in the town Jaramana to the south-east of the Syrian capital a series of major terrorist attacks has occurred, including two car bomb explosions in the central square of the town. As reported by the Syrian Ministry of Interior at least 34 people have been killed, remains of 10 unidentified people were found, 83 people were injured. In two other areas of the city explosive devices went off, resulting in serious damage of nearby residential buildings.

Russian citizens were not injured in the explosions.

We strongly condemn these new terrorist crimes which cannot be justified. We express our deepest sympathy to the families and friends of those killed and injured. Such inhuman acts are traditional methods of international terrorist organisations like "Al-Qaeda". Their goal is to undermine any efforts aimed at stabilization of the situation in SAR and at resolving the crisis by peaceful political means.


17.09.2014 - President of Russia Vladimir Putin spoke by telephone with President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev to congratulate him on his birthday.

The President also sent Mr Atambayev a telegram

17.09.2014 - The statement by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov at the launch of Darwendale Project, Harare, 16 September 2014

Today is a historic occasion. Russia and Zimbabwe, very old friends and allies, launch another positive joint venture.

17.09.2014 - Сomment by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the results of negotiations with President Robert Mugabe of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Harare, 16 September 2014

We had a very good meeting with President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe and focused on the understandings that were reached yesterday at a meeting of the Intergovernmental Russia-Zimbabwe Commission on Economic, Trade, Research and Technology Cooperation, co-chaired by Russian Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov, as well as on the talks with the Zimbabwe Foreign Minister Simbarashe Simbanenduku Mumbengegwi, held earlier today.

17.09.2014 - Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the unionist statements by the Romanian Prime Minister with regard to the Republic of Moldova

Moscow is concerned by the statements of the Romanian Prime Minister, Victor Ponta, regarding the future of the Republic of Moldova made on the 14 September during his meeting with activists of the Romanian Social and Democratic Party in Alba Iulia.

17.09.2014 - Comment by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the situation involving the building of the Russian Trade Representation in Sweden

On 12 September, the Swedish collection service held an auction for the forced sale of the office and residential building of the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation in Stockholm, which has diplomatic immunity.

16.09.2014 - President of Russia Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso.

The politicians discussed several current issues pertaining to relations between Russia and the European Union.

16.09.2014 - President of Russia Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel on the German side’s initiative.

The two leaders expressed their satisfaction with the agreements reached at the Russia-EU-Ukraine ministerial meeting that was held on September 12 in Brussels on postponing implementation on the Association Agreement between the European Union and Ukraine until January 1, 2016.

16.09.2014 - Comment by the MFA Information and Press Department on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's visit to Ethiopia

On 17 September Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will pay a working visit to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia.

16.09.2014 - Comment by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on the sidelines of the International Conference on Peace and Security in Iraq held in Paris on 15 September 2014

A conference on peace and security in Iraq attended by foreign ministers from about 30 countries has opened in Paris.

16.09.2014 - Comment by the Foreign Ministry’s Information and Press Department concerning Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s visit to Zimbabwe

As part of his African tour, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will visit the Republic of Zimbabwe on 16 September, where talks will be held with President Robert Mugabe and Foreign Minister Simbarashe Simbanenduku Mumbengegwi. A wide range of bilateral issues and key aspects of the global and regional agenda will be discussed.

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