Russian diplomat: Washington’s actions have resulted in regrouping of militants in Syria
Oct04

Russian diplomat: Washington’s actions have resulted in regrouping of militants in Syria

The US is trying to shift on Russia the blame for their non-compliance with agreements on Syria, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told Channel One television on Monday. “It appears that Washington has simply failed to comply with the key condition in the agreement to ease the humanitarian situation for Aleppo residents,” Zakharova said. “And now, evidently failing to comply with these agreements that they...

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Diplomat hopes Russia-US contradictions will not trigger new Cold War
Oct04

Diplomat hopes Russia-US contradictions will not trigger new Cold War

Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin hopes the current contradictions between Moscow and Washington over a range of problems will not bring about a resumption of the Cold War.  The ambassador said one should not over-dramatize the character of the Russian-US contradictions in the global context. Churkin stressed that both Russia and the US had managed to work together on the Syrian conflict for a long time and he hoped this...

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Russian diplomat: Restoration of peace in Syria is practically impossible task
Sep26

Russian diplomat: Restoration of peace in Syria is practically impossible task

Restoration of peace in Syria has become a literally impracticable task, Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin said on Sunday at an emergency meeting of the Security Council.   “Hundreds of armed groups are active” in Syria and “anyone who will take the trouble” are delivering air strikes at its territory, he said. “Restoration of peace in Syria has become a...

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Diplomat: EU understands absurdity of sanctions’ dependence on implementation of Minsk-2
Sep24

Diplomat: EU understands absurdity of sanctions’ dependence on implementation of Minsk-2

Many countries of the European Union understand the absurdity of making the anti-Russian sanctions dependent on the implementation of the Minsk agreements and want these sanctions to be dropped, a Russian high-ranking diplomat said on Friday. “Out of public view, many European Union countries sincerely admit that the sanctions are hurting their economies and that it is absurd to make the extension of the anti-Russian sanctions...

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Diplomat: Russia-US agreement on Syria has too many opponents, if not foes
Sep22

Diplomat: Russia-US agreement on Syria has too many opponents, if not foes

Chances to implement the agreement on Syria reached with the US have diminished after the incidents of the past few days, but there is no alternative to it,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told reporters today.   “Developments of the past few days is a direct blow to the agreement,” he said. “Chances for implementing the agreement have declined, but there is no alternative to it. Work must...

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