Lavrov: Russia has no stakes in Syria, nor Assad, nor anyone else

Sergei Lavrov © Stanislav Krasilnikov/TASS MOSCOW, April 12. /TASS/. Russia in Syria does not rely neither on President Bashar al-Assad, nor to anyone else. This was stated by Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov. “We’re not focusing on any person, neither for Assad nor for someone else,” – said the Minister. According to Lavrov, to resolve the situation, it is important “not to remove a particular character from the political scene, and to agree on how it will be organized by the Syrian government that it is democratic, that it was secular”. “So in this country of all ethnic, religious groups feel protected, feel fairly represented in government,” – said the foreign Minister. The Russian Minister noted that in achieving such a consensus, which requires the development of a new Constitution, “questions the fate of individuals will be addressed much more effectively without any tragic consequences

“Time well spent”: the outcome of the talks Lavrov and Tillerson

U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson and the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov © EPA/SERGEI CHIRIKOV MOSCOW, April 13. /TASS/. The first talks of the Secretary of state Rex Tillerson with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, which took place on Wednesday, brought some results. According to Lavrov, the parties have come to better understand each other. Secretary of state met with President Vladimir Putin, who confirmed Russia’s desire to resolve the numerous problems in Russian-American relations. One of the outcomes of the talks was the decision to appoint special representatives from the foreign Ministry and the US state Department, which will be tasked to analyze the existing problems in relations between the two countries. Great attention was paid to the topic of Syria. Russia confirmed its willingness to renew the Memorandum on the prevention of incidents in the skies over Syria. For admit

Melania trump has won a lawsuit against the newspaper Daily Mail

Melania trump has won a lawsuit against the newspaper Daily Mail Moscow. April 12. INTERFAX.RU the British Daily Mail newspaper publicly apologized to the wife of the President of the United States Melania trump and announced that it would pay her compensation for the damage suffered. “We understand that these (published in the newspaper — if) statements about Mrs. trump is wrong… We apologize to Ms. trump’s an inconvenience,” — said in a statement published on the newspaper’s website on Wednesday. The amount that the publication is willing to pay trump, in court has not sounded. In turn, the AP notes that the US first lady accepted the apology the Daily Mail. Earlier it was reported that trump filed a libel suit against British newspaper Daily Mail, to disseminate information concerning its alleged cooperation with the agencies of escort services. The lawsuit on protection of honor and dignity was filed

The state Duma adopted in the first reading the bill on moving the date of presidential elections

The state Duma adopted in the first reading the bill on moving the date of presidential elections MOSCOW, April 12 — RAPSI. The state Duma adopted in the first reading a package of amendments to the electoral law, according to which, in particular, provides for the postponement of elections of the President of Russia in 2018 from 11 to 18 March. The initiators of the legislation, Chairperson of the Federation Council Committee on constitutional legislation Andrei Klishas Senator Anatoly Shirokov. Changes are proposed to the laws “On elections of President of the Russian Federation” and “About the basic guarantees of electoral rights and the right to participate in referendum of citizens of the Russian Federation”. Under current law, presidential elections are held on the second Sunday of March. At the same time, according to changes, if the second Sunday is a combined, post-holiday or a working day in connection with

Zakharova complained hosted by American journalists “the Bazaar”

Zakharova complained hosted by American journalists “the Bazaar” The foreign Minister of Russia Sergei Lavrov made the remark raised the noise American journalists before a meeting with U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson. On Tuesday, April 12, in his Facebook said the official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova. According to her, in the very moment, Lavrov and Tillerson with the press room was filled with screams. “”Mister Lavrov, Mister Lavrov…”, — from all sides, she cried hysterically American journalists from a pool Secretary. The mansion shuddered. Such a “Bazaar” of his century-old vaults didn’t remember,” he described the incident Zakharova. The spokesman added that the Minister had to pull up the reporters. “Who taught you manners?” — he said to the representatives of the press. After his remarks, according to Zakharova, all was quiet, and diplomats in turn gave a speech. In February Zakharova told how during

Trump noted the tremendous work Tillerson talks in Moscow

Donald Trump U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson has done “tremendous work” on the negotiations in which he took part in the last few days in Italy and Russia. As reported RIA Novosti, such opinion was expressed by the President of the United States Donald trump at a press conference after talks with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. “I want to note the remarkable work done by the Secretary of state Rex Tillerson to strengthen the unity of NATO, as well as his visit to Moscow to promote U.S. security interests and our allies. He did a great job,” said the American leader. Tillerson talks in Moscow trump called successful, stressing that the important to their results. “I think he was a successful meeting in Russia, we’ll see what the results are, important is the results, not just talk,” said trump, adding that the encounter was “even better than I

Syria expressed readiness to allow investigators the OPCW at the shayrat airbase

Bashar Ja’afari Damascus is ready to provide the experts of the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) access to the air force Shirt. As reported on Wednesday, April 12, TASS, this was stated by the representative of Syria to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari at a meeting of the Security Council of the world organization. According to him, this way we can test the claims of several Western countries that there is allegedly sarin used in the attack on the town of Khan Shaykhun. “Syria stresses its willingness to provide access of the mission to the base Shirt, to determine kept if it’s sarin”, — assured the diplomat. According to him, the official Damascus has sent a letter to the Director General of the OPCW Ahmet üzümcü, in which he asked “to send an impartial and professional mission in Khan Shaykhun on the base Shirt to determine what happened.”

NATO Secretary General urged Russia to engage in a political dialogue

Jens Stoltenberg and Donald trump To prevent a new cold war is necessary to bring Russia to a political dialogue. As reported on Thursday, April 13, the “Interfax”, this opinion was expressed by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the press conference following the meeting with the US President Donald trump “To avoid a new cold war, a new arms race and increasing tensions, we need to continue to engage Russia in political dialogue,” — said the Secretary General, adding that the Alliance “does not want a new cold war, a new arms race”. In addition, Stoltenberg and trump discussed the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian province of Idlib on 4 April. NATO Secretary General said that the perpetrators of the attack must be brought to justice. “Any use of chemical weapons is unacceptable and cannot go unanswered”, — he stressed. His meeting with the US President, the

EP advised to withdraw to allow the police to shoot at the crowd the bill

Sergei Neverov The leadership of the faction “United Russia” recommended the authors to withdraw the bill to expand police powers, allowing the use by law enforcement officers of firearms in the crowd. On Wednesday, April 12, write “Vedomosti”. “This bill was not discussed at the expert Council and in the fraction; the initiative is serious, and we recommended to withdraw it in order to hold a discussion in the faction”, — said the Secretary of General Council of United Russia, Deputy speaker of the state Duma Sergey Neverov. Earlier Wednesday, press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov has found it difficult to comment to reporters this document. The bill was submitted to the lower house of Parliament deputies-United Russia Vasily by Piscarium and Ernest Valeev April 11. They propose to amend the Federal law “On police” amendment granting the police the right to use firearms in the crowd

United Russia withdrew a bill to expand the powers of the police

The Chairman of the Duma Committee on security and combating corruption Vasily Piskarev and his first Deputy, Ernest Valeev withdrew their tabled a bill to expand the powers of the police, in particular, allowed to open fire on the crowd. This Piskarev said Wednesday, April 12, reports TASS. The document was sent for further discussion to the faction and the expert Council of “United Russia”, said the politician. Earlier Wednesday, Vice-speaker of the Duma, Secretary of General Council of United Russia Sergei Neverov said that the party will not support this legislative initiative as it was introduced in the lower house of Parliament without a proper discussion. He stressed that the draft laws affecting the interests of a large number of citizens, should be worked out properly. On the same day the press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, answering the question of journalists, said it was difficult