News and events

2020-09-25
The Russian Federation has been acting in the most transparent manner in the situation around Mr. Alexey Navalny from the very beginning. At the request of relatives, he was promptly granted permissio...
2020-09-24
Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, This year, the international community celebrates two, without exaggeration, historic anniversaries: the 75th anniversary of ...
2020-09-23
We could not help noting a new portion of undeserved praise, compliments and promises that EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell generously showered upon Kiev au...
2020-09-23
The European Union has recently taken a number of unfriendly steps towards our country and Russian citizens. Acting once again in circumvention of existing international legal norms the EU has continu...
2020-09-23
We have to state with regret that the practice of distorting facts with a view to misleading the world public is becoming a brand identity of EU diplomacy. Speaking about recent examples, I would m...
2020-09-20
The United States continues to mislead the international community by speculating that the UN Security Council has completed procedures to restore the UN Security Council sanctions resolutions on Iran...
2020-09-19
Question: In connection with the EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting on September 21, where the situation in Belarus will be discussed, that country’s Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei warned that Minsk ...
2020-09-15
In recent weeks we have been witnessing a rapidly growing information campaign in the EU - both in official circles and media – over an incident which occurred with a Russian political activist and bl...
2020-09-14
We have taken note of the latest statement made by Federal Foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas during a joint news conference with Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein, held in Berlin on September 1...
2020-09-14
Question: You have been the Foreign Minister of Russia for 16 years now and had to deal with the most serious challenges of this century. Sanctions were imposed. We began to adapt to them and survived...
2020-09-13
Question: Western countries are once again talking about imposing new sanctions on Russia. If they end up doing so, will Russia respond or just ignore them? Sergey Lavrov: Last I checked, the recip...
2020-09-11
We have taken note of the EU Council decision of September 10 to renew sanctions targeting people and entities in connection with their alleged involvement in the 2014 developments in Ukraine for anot...
2020-09-07
On 7 September 2020 the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) Statement on COVID-19 was adopted by the Foreign Ministers of Russia, EU, Germany and Singapore as ASEM Regional Coordinators and Cambodia as the Hos...
2020-09-04
On 4 September 2020 Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko received the Head of the European Union Delegation to the Russian Federation Markus Ederer. In the course of the meeting prospe...
2020-09-01
Question: Will you comment, please, on the outcome of discussions on Russia-EU relations at the Informal Meeting of EU Foreign Ministers held in Germany on August 27-28? Maria Zakharova: Despite th...