News and events

2014-08-29
President of Russia Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso. The politicians discussed subsequent joint actions following the meeti...
2014-08-29
The centrality given to false claims of Russian aggression and incursions by our troops and armoured vehicles in discussions of the crisis in Ukraine raises a number of serious questions. Why do th...
2014-08-29
A number of media outlets have recently been spreading Ukrainian claims that “Russian military invasion in Ukraine” was under way and demands of “decisive action of the West”. ...
2014-08-27
QUESTION: Mr Putin, what did you discuss with Mr Poroshenko? How did the discussion go? VLADIMIR PUTIN: We talked about the whole range of issues in Russian-Ukrainian relations, first and foremost,...
2014-08-27
Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak refuted the claim by Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk that Russia is allegedly planning to halt gas transit to EU member states. “Specific comments...
2014-08-26
Question: Minister Lavrov, there has been repeated speculation, particularly in Western media, that Russian troops could be deployed in Ukraine and even that they have already crossed the border into ...
2014-08-26
Comment by the Information and Press Department regarding the statement by EU Commissioner for Justice Martine Reicherts on the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Totalitarian Regimes We to...
2014-08-26
PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA VLADIMIR PUTIN: Colleagues, First, I would like to thank Minsk and Belarus for the opportunity to meet here. The format we are using here – the Customs Union-Ukraine-EU &ndas...
2014-08-25
Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's briefing on Ukraine’s humanitarian crisis. Moscow, 25 August 2014 Good afternoon. Today we have deemed it useful to meet and talk about the developments sur...
2014-08-22
We have, of course, paid attention to a number of statements by Ukrainian officials accusing us. The situation is presented as if Russia were on the verge of violating international law by sending a h...
2014-08-22
At Germany’s initiative, President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Federal Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel. On the eve of Ms Merkel’s visit to Kiev on August 23, the two leader...
2014-08-22
The endless delays hampering the initial deliveries of the Russian humanitarian relief aid to southeastern Ukraine have become intolerable. A lorry convoy with many hundreds of tonnes of humanitari...
2014-08-21
We welcome the final agreement concerning all variables involved in the urgent delivery of Russian humanitarian relief aid to southeastern Ukraine using the Izvarino-Lugansk route. This is the result ...
2014-08-18
Remarks by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his answers to media questions during a news conference following the meeting of the foreign ministers of Russia, Germany, France and Ukraine, Berlin, Aug...
2014-08-14
President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with President of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso. The two leaders touched on current issues in relations be...
2014-08-04
Situation with refugees from Ukraine By 24 July 2014, a total of 3,067,984 Ukrainian citizens entered the territory of the Russian Federation since 1 January 2014, whereas 2,399,232 persons left the c...