Address by Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to the 69th session of the UN General Assembly

Distinguished Mr. Chairman,

Ladies and Gentlemen,

There is growing evidence of the contradiction between the need for collective, cooperative efforts to provide adequate responses to challenges common to all, and the aspirations of a number of countries for domination and the revival of archaic bloc thinking based on military drill discipline and the erroneous logic of “friend or foe.”

Statement by Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN on the Issue of Terrorism and Chemical Weapons in the Middle East

Statement by Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN on the Issue of Terrorism and Chemical Weapons in the Middle East

2014-11-19

Against the backdrop of numerous reports about the production and use of chemical weapons by terrorists in Iraq and Syria, as well as the risk of this dangerous weapons of mass destruction falling into the hands of non-state militias in Iraq and Libya, the Russian delegation deemed it necessary to flag these risks and send a strong signal to all regional actors, that the use of chemical weapons by whomsoever will have consequences.

Statement by Mr. Alexander Pankin, First Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations at the UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine

Statement by Mr. Alexander Pankin, First Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations at the UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine

2014-11-12

Mr Chairman,

I call upon our Security Council colleagues not to make the Security Council meeting into a farce, and to stop the frenzied hysteria.

We listened carefully to the briefing by Assistant Secretary-General for UN Political Affairs Mr Toyberg-Frandzen. We appreciate the information provided by Head of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine Mr Ertugrul Apakan, and Representative of the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Ms Heidi Tagliavini. 

Response by Mr. Alexander Pankin, First Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations at the UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine

Response by Mr. Alexander Pankin, First Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations at the UN Security Council meeting on Ukraine

2014-11-12

Thank you, Mr Chairman,

I do not wish to engage in debates with the representative of Ukraine, but would nevertheless like to focus on just a few matters. I have already mentioned, and I reiterate, that a ceasefire and returning the situation to normalcy are our primary goals. This is something you have to believe in, and something you must strive for. Therefore, Mr Sergeyev, when we hear the statements that your representatives made in late October and early November, and recently, too, we have no confidence in Kiev being committed to a political and diplomatic solution to this conflict.

Statement by Mr. Alexander Pankin, First Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations at the meeting of the UN General Assembly on agenda item 119 “Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership  of the Security Council and related matters”

Statement by Mr. Alexander Pankin, First Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations at the meeting of the UN General Assembly on agenda item 119 “Question of equitable representation on and increase in the membership of the Security Council and related matters”

2014-11-12

Mr. President,

The reform of the UN Security Council is one of the most important issues on the agenda of this world organization since it deals with the body which under the UN Charter bears the main responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security. The efficiency of its work and the UN on the whole, and the architecture of international security will depend much on the final result of the reform of the Security Council.

Introductory remarks by the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations on behalf of the Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization at the plenary meeting of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly under agenda item 123 (w)

Introductory remarks by the Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations on behalf of the Member States of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization at the plenary meeting of the 69th session of the UN General Assembly under agenda item 123 (w) "Cooperation between the United Nations and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization"

2014-11-11

At the outset, I would like to welcome the recent Secretary-General's report on the cooperation between the United Nations and regional and other organizations, which provides us with an insight into the latest developments in this important area of the UN activities.

PRESS RELEASE on Russia’s participation in the international efforts to combat Ebola fever

PRESS RELEASE on Russia’s participation in the international efforts to combat Ebola fever

2014-10-16

From the beginning of crisis caused by the propagation of Ebola fever the Russian Federation has consistently increased its efforts to provide material and financial assistance to the affected countries. Russia has allocated or scheduled to earmark a total amount of 779.4 mln rubles as a contribution to international efforts against the outbreak of decease caused by Ebola virus.

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