20 April 2014
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Calls for Libya human rights violations to be investigated

Russian Deputy Prime Minister, former Permanent representative to NATO Dmitry Rogozin said at a press conference in Brussels that all the violations of human rights during the military conflict in Libya should be properly investigated. It is vital, he said, to implement all the initiatives put forward by Russia both at UN and in other international formats, in order to promote a comprehensive review of what happened in Libya, evidence of gross human rights violations in that country.


18.04.2014 - President Vladimir Putin meets with Shell CEO Ben van Beurden

Vladimir Putin met with Chief Executive Officer of Shell Ben van Beurden. Mr van Beurden briefed the President on Shell’s current projects in Russia.

18.04.2014 - Agreement between Russia and Kazakhstan on Good Neighbourly Relations and Alliance in 21st Century submitted to State Duma for ratification

Vladimir Putin submitted the Agreement between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Kazakhstan on Good Neighbourly Relations and Alliance in the 21st Century to the State Duma for ratification.

18.04.2014 - Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the “overview” of cooperation with Russia prepared by NATO (17 April 2014)

In the last days, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization made some publications, including the document “Russia’s accusations – setting the record straight”, in which NATO attempts to present the causes of the crisis situation in Europe in a biased manner, traditionally shifting the blame to Russia, like it has used to. To be noted, in its current wire-pulling rhetoric NATO has exceeded its propaganda of the times of aggression against Yugoslavia. We will not do as NATO does. We will state facts.

18.04.2014 - Answer by the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Alexander Lukashevich, to the question from the mass media about nearest Russian-Japanese contacts

Question: As we know, the Japanese Foreign Minister, Fumio Kishida, planned to visit Russia at the end of April. Do you have information whether this trip will take place? Answer: Indeed, we discussed to possibility to have another session of the Russian-Japanese Intergovernmental Commission for trade and economic issues (Foreign Minister, Fumio Kishida is its co-chair on behalf of Japan) in Moscow that time. However, according to the mutual agreement, when the schedule of bilateral contacts was being updated, it was decided to postpone this session.

17.04.2014 - Direct Line with Vladimir Putin

The annual special Direct Line with Vladimir Putin was broadcast live by Channel One, Rossiya-1 and Rossiya-24 TV channels, and Mayak, Vesti FM and Radio Rossii radio stations.

17.04.2014 - Official visit by the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, to the Vietnam

On the 15-16th April, the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, made an official visit to the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. He was welcomed by the SRV’s President, Truong Tan Sang, conducted negotiations with the Vice Premier of the Government, Pham Binh Minh.

17.04.2014 - Speech by the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, and his answers to the questions summarising the results of the negotiations with the Deputy Prime Minister of Vietnam, Pham Binh Minh, Hanoi, 16 April 2014

Ladies and Gentlemen, First of all, I would like to express my gratitude to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vice Premier of Vietnam, Mr. Pham Binh Minh, for his hospitality and attention to our delegation.

17.04.2014 - Comment by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding statements of the French Foreign Minister, Laurent Fabius, on Ukraine

We were puzzled by another statement by the French Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development, Laurent Fabius, on Ukraine (on Twitter), where he shifts all the blame for the escalation of tensions there onto Russia.

17.04.2014 - Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the provocations in the Georgian-South Ossetian border

On the 15th April, Russian border guards defending borders between the Republic of South Ossetia and Georgia according to an international agreement, detained there Georgian TV journalists in the South Ossetian territory.

17.04.2014 - Article by the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, “Time-honoured friendship and partnership” published in the daily “Thezoy va Vietnam” (“Peace and Vietnam”) on 16 April 2014

In January 2015 Russia and Vietnam will celebrate a remarkable date – 65 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.

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