Contents tagged with Zakharova

  • Romania's Foreign Ministry summons Russian ambassador over Kremlin’s comments about Romanian National Defense Strategy

    The Romanian Foreign Ministry summoned the Russian ambassador to Bucharest, Valery Kuzmin, because of a statement made by Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova about the Romanian National Defense Strategy.

    "The reference to Russia in the Romanian National Defense Strategy should not come as a surprise, as this is a consequence of the well-known behavior of the Russian side in the region in recent years. We consider this behavior as destabilizing," reads the statement on the …

  • Kremlin demands that New York Times and Financial Times retract articles about spread of COVID-19 in Russia

    The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has prepared letters to the editorial offices of the Financial Times and The New York Times demanding that they retract the articles stating that the real death rate from coronavirus in Russia is much higher than the official data, said the spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, as quoted by Interfax.

    Zakharova said the future of these news agencies in Russia "depends on whether they will publish refutations."

    The Russian State …

  • Russian Foreign Ministry threatens U.S. with nuclear strike

    Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova commented on reports of the rearmament of U.S. Trident-2 submarines with W76-2 missiles with low-yield nuclear warheads (5-6 kilotons). Any missile attack from the U.S. submarines of this class will be met with a nuclear strike by Russia, she said.

    "As we have explained many times, we consider such a step dangerous. We believe that it is an element of destabilization. U.S. actions are aimed at obscuring the boundaries between strategic and …

  • Kremlin: wealthy Russians have been deceived in the West

    Wealthy Russians have long been deceived in Western countries for their own money, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on her Facebook page.

    "You've been fooled for years for your own money. You've been fooled and paid with gold for ruin, for the illusion," she said.

    According to her, "very rich" Russians informed her about the medical collapse in London amid the situation with coronavirus and asked for help with returning to Russia. In this regard, the representative …

  • Russia complains about ‘attempts to isolate’ annexed Crimea

    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 …

  • Kremlin: publication of Zelensky and Trump conversation transcript shows the danger of negotiating with US

    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 …

  • Japan-Russia peace treaty talks fall through yet again

    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 …

  • Russia: Israel threatens stability of entire region

    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 …

  • Kremlin accuses Ankara of anti-Russian actions after events to mark the 75th anniversary of Crimean Tatars deportation take place in Turkey

    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 …

  • Russia summons Spanish ambassador over ‘old enemy’ remark

    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 …