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On March 18, on the sixth anniversary of the annexation of Crimea, the Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement by the Ministry's spokeswoman Maria Zakharova , which pointed to "attempts by opponents to continue isolating" the peninsula.
"Attempts to isolate Crimea continue, but it is becoming more and more difficult for our opponents to follow this course. In 2019, more than 70 significant international events were held in the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol. Yalta International Economic …
Official Representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said on a Channel One Russia that the transcript publication of te telephone conversation between the US President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky showed that it is dangerous to negotiate with Washington, reports TASS news agency.
"I agree with many assessments that this [publication of the transcript] certainly changes the form of relations between countries, between presidents, and between …
A new round of Russian-Japanese peace treaty negotiations has come to nothing. Since the end of World War II, a peace treaty between Japan and Russia, as the legal successor to the Soviet Union, has still not been signed. A declaration that the state of war between the counties has ended was signed in 1956.
Until now, Japan has demanded that Russia return the southern islands of the Kuril chain – Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai. In negotiations on 14 July, Russia refused to even discuss …
A spokeswoman for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova stated that Israeli military actions against Syria threaten the stability of the whole region. Zakharova was referring to the attack on Syrian facilities, which is credited to Israel.
"The escalation of the conflict makes us very concerned. Forceful actions that violate the sovereignty of Syria, not only do not contribute to the normalization of the situation in this country but also carry a threat in which the interests …
The Director of the Information and Press Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Maria Zakharova said that the events in Turkey dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the deportation of Crimean Tatars from Crimea by the Soviet authorities and the 150th anniversary of the end of the Caucasian war were "anti-Russian."
"In May, Turkey hosted a series of events dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the deportation of Crimean Tatars and the 150th anniversary of the end of the Caucasian …
Spanish Ambassador to Moscow Fernando Valderrama has been summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry over a comment made by acting Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell.
In an interview with El Periodico, Borrell mentioned Russia only once, while talking about changes in the world. “A lot has changed. Our ally (the US) is turning its back on us. Our old enemy, Russia, is once again asserting itself and posing a threat, and China is becoming a rival,” he said, adding that in such a situation …
When the American radar station has been completed on the Norwegian island of Vardø in the Barents Sea not far from the Russian border, Moscow will take retaliatory steps, promised Russian Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova during a press conference, RIA Novosti reports.
She noted that the Globus II station under construction on Vardø Island is only 50 km from Russia’s border, and will be used by Norway’s military intelligence.
“It is not really a secret for anyone that the …
The Russia does not plan to increase the number of military specialists in Venezuela, said Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov as quoted by RIA Novosti.
"We did not even think about it," Borisov stated.
In March, the spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said that the presence of Russian specialists in Venezuela is regulated by an agreement between the countries on military-technical cooperation.
In April, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Washington is ready …
Russia expelled two Swedish diplomats, reports Expressen newspaper quoting the spokesperson of the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs Patric Nilsson.
He called this decision "a response to the refusal to grant a Swedish visa to a Russian diplomat."
TASS news agency reported that the official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, also called the expulsion of diplomats a retaliation measure.
In December last year, Reuters news agency reported about the expulsion of …
Venezuelan Deputy Foreign Minister Ivan Gil, returning home from a visit to Moscow on Thursday, said that Russia could soon expand its military presence in Venezuela.
“New missions will probably arrive” to reinforce the contingent of 100 soldiers deployed in Caracas at the end of March, Gil noted.
According to the deputy minister, no specific duration for the soldiers’ stay in the country has been set. “The group of specialist soldiers is [in Venezuela] as part of our agreements and contracts …