News and events

2015-01-30
Comment by the Information and Press Department on the conclusions of an extraordinary Council of the European Union meeting The conclusions made by the Extraordinary Foreign Affairs Council of the Eu...
2015-01-29
On 29 January 2015 Ambassador Vladimir Chizhov, Russian Permanent Representative to the EU, addressed a meeting of the European Parliament’s Delegation to the Russia-EU Parliamentary Cooperation...
2015-01-28
Article by the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov “Russia’s Priorities in Europe and the World” published in the January issue of the Serbian journal Horizons I appreciate the opportunity to ad...
2015-01-27
Special Envoy of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Department of the Russian MFA, Ambassador Sergey Vershinin took part in the Middle East Quartet Envoys me...
2015-01-26
Speaking points by Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the EU Ambassador Vladimir Chizhov at a conference “Back to the Cold War or forward to stable relations”. Athens, ...
2015-01-25
On January 25, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission Federica Mogher...
2015-01-21
Joint Statement of the Ministers of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine, 21 January 2015, Berlin The Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine continued their discussion on the way ahea...
2015-01-21
Ladies and gentlemen, Welcome to our annual meeting on Russia’s diplomatic performance. The situation last year was more complicated than previously, as new dangerous seats of tensions compl...
2015-01-20
The discussion of Russia-EU relations during a meeting of the European Council on Foreign Relations on 19 January only confirmed the fact that the EU is still not ready to adjust its unfriendly policy...
2015-01-19
Comment by the Russian MFA Information and Press Department on the Euronews TV channel’s coverage of the latest events in Ukraine Despite the relatively balanced information policy of the Euronews ...
2015-01-19
This is what we would like to say regarding the statement issued by the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine on 18 January. President Vladimir Putin’s letter was sent to President of Ukraine Petr Poroshenko...
2015-01-15
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Alexander Lukashevich responds to a question from the media about public statements by Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the EU Question: What are your thoughts on th...
2015-01-15
Press release on the meeting of Special Presidential Representative for the Middle East and Africa, Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov with the head of the EU Delegation to Russia Vygaudas U&sca...
2015-01-14
Reports of the tragic incident involving a passenger bus in Volnovakha, in Ukraine’s Donetsk region, in which 12 people were killed and 18 others injured, were met with great sadness in Moscow. We off...
2015-01-13
On 13 January, a traditional meeting took place in Moscow between Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the ambassadors of 28 European Union member states, including the head of the EU Delegation to Russ...
2015-01-12
On 12 January, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with Latvia’s Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics. The meeting, which took place in a businesslike atmosphere, focused on the agenda of bilat...
2015-01-12
The Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine, had a broad in-depth discussion on the political way ahead towards a peaceful settlement of the situation in Ukraine and a possible summit...
2015-01-05
Article by Alexey Meshkov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, for New Europe, January 2015 It has been a year since the tragic events started to unfold in Ukraine. The co...
2015-01-02
Question: Regarding the launch of Eurasian Union on 1 Jan 2015, what will be the first concrete effect of the Union, e.g. a new building, secretariat, a new alignment in policy? Ambassador Vladimir Ch...