22 October 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.


21.10.2014 - Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia on the decision of Ukraine to join the EU sanctions to ban the entry of Transnistria leadership into the territory of the European Union

We express our concern in connection with the decision of Ukraine to join the European Union’s sanctions on visa restrictions – which are, in fact, limiting the freedom of movement – with regard to some former leaders of Transnistria.

21.10.2014 - Remarks by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during an open lecture on Russia’s current foreign policy, Moscow, 20 October 2014

Mr Nikonov, friends, First of all, I’d like to thank you for the invitation, which I was very pleased to accept. It’s in our interest to discuss in as much detail as possible the issues that directly affect the Russian people and the national development plans, as well as issues that concern the international situation and the future world order with representatives of various political forces, primarily, the leading party, United Russia.

21.10.2014 - Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with NTV, 19 October 2014

Question: How would you assess your talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Paris? Were there any tense moments? Sergey Lavrov: Our relations have been tense because of the basic issues, which we seriously differ on, but which we have been discussing and trying to settle, and also because of the current situation that has developed for obvious reasons. However, I again sensed that Mr Kerry was willing to search for positive issues that would boost our relations, and also solutions to the issues on which we differ.

21.10.2014 - Address by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to the Second Plenary Session of the 10th АSЕМ summit, Europe-Asia Partnership in Addressing Global Matters in an Inter-Connected World, Milan, Italy, 16 October 2014

Thank you, Mr Chairman. Congratulations to Kazakhstan and Croatia on joining this forum. Given the current level of interaction between Europe and Asia, just as between any other regions, the future of humankind depends on our ability to develop equitable and productive cooperation.

21.10.2014 - Press statement on the Russian-Chinese Interagency Consultations on international Information Security

On October 15-16 in Moscow Russian and Chinese experts held the second round of interagency consultations on international information security (IIS).

21.10.2014 - Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia in connection with the incorrect publications in the media on the anti-terror cooperation between Russia and the United States in the context of the events in the Middle East

In connection with the reports in the media that Sergey Lavrov and John Kerry allegedly agreed at the 14 October meeting in Paris to share reconnaissance information on the fight against terrorism and that Russia will take part in training and consulting the Iraqi security forces, we have to make the following clarifications.

21.10.2014 - On Russia’s involvement in the international efforts to combat Ebola

The Russian Federation has been consistently stepping up its efforts to render practical and financial aid to affected countries since the very start of the Ebola crisis. As part of its contribution to the international efforts to combat the outbreak of the Ebola virus, Russia has allocated or is planning to allocate a total of 779.4 million roubles.

20.10.2014 - Dmitry Medvedev’s interview with CNBC (15 October 2014)

Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev spoke with CNBC anchor Geoff Cutmore.

17.10.2014 - Ambassador Yakovenko discusses sports, Ukraine with FCO Minister for Europe

Russian Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko met Foreign Office Minister for Europe David Lidington on 16 October 2014.

17.10.2014 - President of Russia Vladimir Putin meets with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel

Vladimir Putin met with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel during a working visit to Italy.

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