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EMBASSY INFORMS

14.01.2012

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.




LATEST EVENTS

21.08.2014 - PHOTO: The Ushakov medal awarding at the Russian Embassy

On 21 August ceremony of Ushakov medal awarding took place at the Russian Embassy. On behalf of Russian President Vladimir Putin Ambassador of Russia to UK Alexander Yakovenko solemnly presented Ushakov medals to 23 veterans of the Arctic convoys (prize list attached).


20.08.2014 - President of Russia Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko.

The discussion focussed on preparations for the upcoming meeting in Minsk on August 26 between the heads of the Customs Union member-states and the President of Ukraine with the participation of European Commission representatives.


20.08.2014 - Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation regarding a call by the Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland on the governments of the Council of Europe member states

We welcome the Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjorn Jagland sending a letter on 19 August to the foreign ministers of the Council of Europe member states that draws their attention to the critical humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine, which is worsening in the wake of the ongoing conflict.


20.08.2014 - Commentary by the Department of Information and Press of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on statements by the Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

We remain perplexed by the continuous speculations, inventions, and open provocative lies regarding the shipment of Russian humanitarian relief aid to the afflicted people of southeastern Ukraine.


20.08.2014 - Statement by Konstantin Dolgov, Special Representative of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law on the developments in Ferguson, Missouri

The clashes in Ferguson, Missouri, following the tragedy of Michael Brown, 18, an unarmed African American shot dead by a policeman, reveal the racial tensions that persist in the United States.


20.08.2014 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s phone conversation with President of the International Committee of the Red Cross Peter Maurer

On 19 August, Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov had a phone conversation with President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer, who highly praised Russia’s humanitarian relief to the population of south-east Ukraine.


20.08.2014 - Opening remarks by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at a meeting with Saeb Erekat, member of the Executive Committee of the Palestine Liberation Organisation and head of the Palestinian delegation in talks with Israel, Moscow, 19 August 2014

Dear friends, We are glad to have you in Moscow. A week ago, a telephone conversation took place between President Vladimir Putin and President of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas, during which the sides discussed the situation surrounding the Gaza Strip. The leaders agreed that you would come to Moscow and share with us your assessment of the situation.


20.08.2014 - Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the breach of the humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza Strip

On the 19 August the Palestinian groups acting in the Gaza Strip and the Israeli Army restarted their exchange of fire.


20.08.2014 - On a meeting between Russia’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Ryabkov and Mr Laurent Corbaz, ICRC Head of Operations for Europe and Central Asia

On 20 August, Russia’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Ryabkov met with Mr Laurent Corbaz, Head of Operations for Europe and Central Asia of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).


20.08.2014 - Comment by the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the desecration of the memorial commemorating the burial of fallen Soviet war heroes in Sofia

We are deeply outraged at the desecration of the monument commemorating the burial of Soviet liberating troops in the Lozenets Sofia district on the night of the 18 August. The sculptural composition and the wall bearing names of the fallen were splashed with red paint in some places.



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