Maria Zakharova

Iran nuclear talks put on hold?

Iran nuclear talks put on hold?

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian discussed by phone on Thursday the prospects for resuming the full implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (JCPOA) on the Iranian nuclear …

Russia expels 24 diplomats of Italian Embassy in Moscow

Russia expels 24 diplomats of Italian Embassy in Moscow

Russia has decided to expel 24 diplomats of the Italian Embassy in Moscow as part of its retaliatory measures, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday. "Yes, this is true," she told journalists …

Zakharova: contacts between Moscow and Kiev take place

Zakharova: contacts between Moscow and Kiev take place

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that contacts between Russia and Ukraine in the sphere of talks proceed. "Contacts [between Russia and Ukraine] are ongoing," she said on Radio Sputnik. …

Russia not to be excluded from UN Security Council

Russia not to be excluded from UN Security Council

It is impossible to deprive Russia of the status of a permanent member of the UN Security Council, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, told PBS Newshour. …

Russia's special representative to visit Baku soon

Russia's special representative to visit Baku soon

Russia's new special representative for normalizing Azerbaijan-Armenia relations Igor Khovaev will visit Baku in the near future, Russia's Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said during a weekly briefing. According to …

Lavrov to arrive in China in a week

Lavrov to arrive in China in a week

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will pay a visit to China on March 31, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said at a briefing. "On March 31, China will host the third ministerial meeting of …

Russian Foreign Ministry names special operation's goal

Russian Foreign Ministry names special operation's goal

Russia’s special military operation is not aimed at overthrowing Ukraine’s current government or destroying its statehood but seeks to protect the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR, LPR), demilitarize and denazify …

Russia demands Western nations reiterate their commitments

Russia demands Western nations reiterate their commitments

Russia has demanded Western countries reiterate and observe their commitments under the conventions on diplomatic and consular relations, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said. "Naturally, we have demanded …

Russian diplomat attacked in Vilnius

Russian diplomat attacked in Vilnius

A Russian diplomat was attacked in Vilnius, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson, Maria Zakharova said. "Notes have already been sent by our Missions", the Ministry’s press office quotes her words. At the …

Withdrawal from OSCE not under consideration now

Withdrawal from OSCE not under consideration now

Russia has not yet considered pulling out of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe but its patience has limits, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova said. "We are not considering the withdrawal …