26 May 2015
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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.


26.05.2015 - On Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s phone conversation with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry

On May 25, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke over the phone with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry on the initiative of the Egyptian side.

26.05.2015 - Comment by the Information and Press Departmenton the completion of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference

On May 22, the 9thReview Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) completed its work in New York City.The conference included 162 countries, parties to the Treaty, and observers from over 115 inter-government and non-government organisations.

25.05.2015 - A telephone conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and British Prime Minister David Cameron took place on 25 May

Mr Putin once again congratulated Mr Cameron on his re-election as Prime Minister in the parliamentary election on May 7, 2015. The President affirmed his readiness to work together with the British government to restore constructive cooperation on the bilateral agenda and on international affairs.

25.05.2015 - Statement by Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich on a terrorist attack in Saudi Arabia

On the evening of May 22, a suicide bomber blew himself up during Friday prayers at the Imam Ali Ibn Abi Taleb mosque in the eastern Qatif Province in Saudi Arabia, killing 21 and wounding about a hundred. Responsibility for the attack has been claimed by ISIS.

25.05.2015 - Press release on the meeting of BRICS deputy foreign ministers on the situation in the Middle East (West Asia) and North Africa

On May 22, 2015 as part of preparation for the annual VII summit of BRICS member-states to be held on July 8-9, Moscow hosted the meeting of Deputy Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa with the aim of discussing the situation in the Middle East (West Asia) and North Africa.

22.05.2015 - Commentary by the Information and Press Department concerning Canada’s refusal of entry to Russian delegation for PSI working group meeting

The Canadian authorities’ decision to deny visas to a Russian delegation at the Proliferation Security Initiative Operational Experts Group (PSI OEG) meeting was an openly unfriendly move that contradicts the normal practice of multilateral events.

22.05.2015 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s message of greetings at a party on the occasion of Africa Day, Moscow, May 21, 2015

Ladies and gentlemen, friends, Please accept my heartfelt congratulations on the upcoming Africa Day. As per tradition, greetings from President Vladimir Putin on this holiday will be sent to the heads of African states and governments on May 25.

22.05.2015 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov answers media questions before President Vladimir Putin’s talks with Prime Minister of Iraq Haider Al-Abadi, Moscow, May 21, 2015

Question:The US Embassy in Russia has officially confirmed that, acting at the request of Secretary of State John Kerry, you helped facilitate the release of two US nationals detained in the Donetsk People’s Republic. Sergey Lavrov:Come on! Do you really believe this?

21.05.2015 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s address at the presentation of a book by Sergey Plekhanov, Not a Silk Road, Moscow, May 20, 2015

Ladies and gentlemen, We have gathered here for the presentation of a book by Sergey Plekhanov, Not a Silk Road, about the life of an outstanding statesman, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev.

21.05.2015 - Presentation of state decorations

President of Russia Vladimir Putin is presenting state decorations and honorary titles to outstanding citizens of Russia.

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