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NEW REALITIES: PARLIAMENTARY BRICS (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

The idea to establish a parliamentary forum emerged as a result of active development of diverse cooperation within the framework of BRICS.Leaders of...

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Crimea: one year on (by Ambassador Yakovenko)

A year after the peaceful re-unification of Crimea with Russia I can still hear the voices of some of my British interlocutors, who, for one reason or...

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On Russia’s Anti-crisis Measures (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

Given the negative trend in the Russian economy in late 2014 - early 2015, caused by a complex of internal and external factors, including the sharp d...

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THE FUTURE OF ARMS CONTROL IN EUROPE (by Ambassador Yakovenko)

  For many years Russia has been undertaking every possible step to maintain a viability of the conventional arms control regime in Europe. We h...

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Protection of Christians in the Middle East must become an international priority (by Ambassador Yakovenko)

The Middle East, the cradle of Christianity and human civilisation, today has been swept by a wave of extremism, while its interfaith and civilisation...

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HUMAN RIGHTS UNDERMINED WHEN USED AS POLITICAL TOOL (by Ambassador Yakovenko)

  The Human Rights Council (HRC) is a leading human rights agency in the UN system. Russia believes that the HRC’s fundamental operating p...

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RUSSIA’S REFLECTION ON THE ROLE OF THE UN

The United Nations has been and remains the cornerstone of the international system. The goals, principles and rules sealed in the UN Charter are a vi...

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THE TRUTH ABOUT RUSSIA’S NEW MILITARY DOCTRINE (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

The new version of Russia’s military doctrine, approved by President Putin on 26 December 2014, attracts increased attention in the Western medi...

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Letter to the Editor of the Daily Telegraph, published on 23 February 2015

SIR – You report, in accordance with the unfriendly statements of Michael Fallon, that the flights of Russian strategic bombers were, so the MoD...

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Whose planes over whose borders (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

The extraordinary hysteria launched in the British media after Defence Secretary Michael Fallon accused Russia of preparing an attack against the Balt...

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Political transition – the only solution to Yemen crisis (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

On February 15, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2201 aimed at resolving the crisis in the Republic of Yemen in resp...

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UN Security Council should give political impetus to Minsk agreements on Ukraine (by Ambassador Yakovenko)

The next day after a ceasefire for eastern Ukraine was agreed in Minsk, the Russian delegation at the UN Security Council proposed a draft resolution...

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RUSSIA’S INITIATIVE ON TARGETING ILLEGAL OIL TRADE BY TERRORISTS ADOPTED (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

On February 12, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2199 on curbing the revenues that terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq are getting from trade...

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Inter-Syrian contacts in Moscow: step in the right direction (by Ambassador Yakovenko)

The four-day inter-Syrian meeting in Moscow has come to an end. It was the first time since the talks were suspended in 2014 that representatives of t...

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Russian military flights: facts and myths (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

Yesterday FCO Permanent Under-Secretary Simon Fraser and I discussed Russian aircraft flights in the international airspace on 28 January. The British...

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WHAT I’M TELLING FOREIGN OFFICE ON UKRAINE (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

Russia is actively working with its European partners on the settlement of the Ukrainian crisis, including within the Normandy format. We stress for t...

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Terrorist attacks in Paris: need for deeper counterterrorism cooperation (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

The terrorist attacks in the centre of Paris, where extremists killed journalists of the “Charlie Hebdo”, police officers and customers of...

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RUSSIA AND BRITAIN: A RELATIONSHIP IN A CONTEXT (Full version of Alexander Yakovenko’s article for Daily Telegraph’s supplement RBTH of 16.12.2014)

The year of 2014 has not been particularly successful for our bilateral relations, to put it mildly. Indeed, it’s a challenge to profess optimis...

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CIA TORTURE: SHOCK, BUT NO AWE (Ambassador Yakovenko, for Russia Today)

The world has been shocked by the US Senate report on the use of torture by the CIA in their “war on terror”. Even the published version,...

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