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28.08.2020 - Vladimir Putin answered questions from VGTRK journalist Sergei Brilyov

Vladimir Putin answered questions from VGTRK journalist and anchor of Vesti v Subbotu (News on Saturday) programme Sergei Brilyov.

24.08.2020 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to questions at the Territory of Meanings on the Klyazma National Education Youth Forum, Moscow Region, Solnechnogorsk, August 23, 2020

I would like to say thank you for inviting me. I always try to attend the events organised by the Federal Agency for Youth Affairs (Rosmolodezh). Each time, I realise that this, hopefully, is useful both for you and simultaneously for me, because the questions, assessments and just comments that are offered here are a good tip regarding how to further shape our foreign policy activities. You are the generation that will in the not too distant future continue to make our Russia a better, safer and more advanced place. For us, it is important to understand what heritage we will leave behind to you. In this context, it is of much use to hear your questions. They show what you are thinking about.

23.08.2020 - Excerpts from Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Vesti news show on Rossiya -1 television channel, Moscow, August 22, 2020

Question: The United States was the only country in the world to impose extraterritorial sanctions against Nord Stream 2 participants. At the same time US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking in the Czech Senate, said that there were opportunities for improving relations between Russia and the United States, and that these opportunities had to be used. We know from official reports that you discussed the possibility of convening a UN Security Council meeting on Iran in a telephone conversation with State Secretary Pompeo on August 16. Is the United States ready to meet Russia halfway at least on this matter and support the initiative put forward by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin?

21.08.2020 - PHOTO: Russian diplomats visit British potato processing enterprise in Norfolk

On 19 August 2020 diplomats of the Russian Embassy visited British enterprise “Albert Bartlett” in county Norfolk which specialises in potato processing and producing potato meals. Diplomats met the owners and managers of the company and then had a tour of the enterprise. Matters related to the development of cooperation in humanitarian and agricultural areas, as well as organising a visit to Russian agricultural enterprises were discussed.

21.08.2020 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Trud newspaper, published on August 21, 2020

Question: The UN marks its 75th anniversary this year, and will hold its 75th General Assembly. Will any new matters that have not been on the agenda before be raised? What questions does Russia intend to work on?

20.08.2020 - Excerpt from Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with the Rossiya TV channel, Moscow, August 19, 2020

Question: In addition to Ukraine, there is now one more point of disagreement – namely, Belarus. In your opinion, how actively will the United States and the EU try to influence, interfere in and put pressure on the political situation in Minsk? Perhaps today you even discussed this issue in your conversation with Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany Heiko Maas?

15.08.2020 - Statement by President of Russia Vladimir Putin on Russia’s proposal to convene meeting of heads of state of UN Security Council permanent members with participation of heads of Germany and Iran

Debates around the Iranian issue within the UN Security Council are becoming increasingly strained. Tensions are running high. Iran faces groundless accusations. Resolutions are being drafted with a view to dismantling decisions that had been unanimously adopted by the Security Council.

13.08.2020 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s interview with Argumenty i Fakty newspaper, Moscow, August 12, 2020

Question: Mr Lavrov, what was the impact from the coronavirus pandemic on international politics? Sergey Lavrov: It affected international politics and the socioeconomic environment in all their aspects without exception, freezing political contacts and interrupting established value and supply chains. COVID-19 plunged the global economy into a deep crisis.

12.08.2020 - Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to media questions at a joint news conference following talks with Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany Heiko Maas, Moscow, August 11, 2020

Ladies and gentlemen, We have held constructive, trust-based and detailed talks with Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany Heiko Maas. We discussed the bilateral agenda and cooperation on international issues both at the UN and in Europe.

08.08.2020 - VIDEO: Ambassador Andrei Kelin’s on The Agenda with Stephen Cole at CGTN, 08.08.2020

Ambassador Andrei Kelin gave an interview to Stephen Cole on CGTN Europe's "TheAgenda".

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