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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Foreign Minister Sergey #Lavrov took part in the meeting between the Russian delegation and Prime Minister of #Armenia Nikol #Pashinyan. #RussiaArmenia #Yerevan #NagornoKarabakh

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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Foreign Minister Sergey #Lavrov and Prime Minister of #Armenia Nikol #Pashinyan held a meeting in Yerevan. #RussiaArmenia #Yerevan #NagornoKarabakh

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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ Foreign Minister Sergey #Lavrov held a meeting with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of #Armenia Ara #Ayvazyan. #RussiaArmenia #Yerevan #NagornoKarabakh

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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ During the visit of the Russian delegation to #Armenia, Foreign Minister Sergey #Lavrov met with President of the Republic of #Armenia Armen #Sarkissian. #RussiaArmenia #Yerevan #NagornoKarabakh

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๐Ÿ’ฌ Foreign Minister Sergey #Lavrov: At the current stage we are focusing on the work with international organisations. The ICRC is unique because it has representative offices in #Yerevan, #Baku and #Stepanakert. More work must be done with UN agencies.

7:55 AM

โ„น๏ธ On November 20, Foreign Minister Sergey #Lavrov spoke by telephone with UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay. ๐Ÿ’ฌ Ms Azoulay thanked the Russian leadership for their congratulations on the 75th anniversary of the organisation. ๐Ÿ”—

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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฟ Russian Foreign Minister Sergey #Lavrov took part in the meeting between the Russian delegation and President of the Republic of #Azerbaijan Ilham #Aliyev. #RussiaAzerbaijan #NagornoKarabakh

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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ President Vladimir #Putin addressed the meeting of the heads of delegations at the #G20Summit via videoconference: ๐Ÿ’ฌ #Russia took unparalleled anti-crisis steps as it gave top priority to the key value โ€“ peopleโ€™s lives and health. ๐Ÿ”—

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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria #Zakharova will hold a #briefing on current foreign policy issues at 11 AM MSK on November 27. She will answer media questions received by the call centre.

6:08 AM

๐Ÿ’ฌ #Lavrov: The statement adopted on November 9 stopped the bloodshed and created conditions for stabilisation in all areas, including the humanitarian sphere. Russian peacekeepers are actively implementing the agreement. #RussiaArmenia #NagornoKarabakh

6:09 AM

๐Ÿ’ฌ #Lavrov: We are grateful for the high appreciation of the Russian peacekeepersโ€™ role both in ensuring safety, and also in their everyday assistance to the people who are returning and need humanitarian support. #RussiaArmenia #NagornoKarabakh

6:09 AM

๐Ÿ’ฌ #Lavrov: We are closely monitoring the developments in Armenia and around the #NagornoKarabakh settlement. The #ceasefire is working, for the first time after numerous calls and arrangements, thanks to the coordinated ceasefire verification mechanism.

6:41 AM

๐Ÿ’ฌ #Lavrov: We highly appreciate #Azerbaijanโ€™s support for the statement of November 9, 2020. Through Russian peacekeepers, our Azerbaijani colleagues & Armenian participants we are coordinating solutions to humanitarian tasks in the interests of people.

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๐Ÿ’ฌ #Lavrov following a visit to ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ #Armenia: The statement [to stop hostilities in #NagornoKarabakh] set out the only possible way to settle the problem. We have reaffirmed our resolve to do everything in our power to ensure the continued implementation.

9:29 AM

๐Ÿ’ฌ #Lavrov: The sides reaffirmed the relevance of, and the lack of an alternative to the November 9 Agreement. It stopped the bloodshed and paved the way for a long-term settlement of the situation around #NagornoKarabakh.

9:40 AM

โ— In response to the unfriendly actions by British officials and based on the principle of reciprocity, #Russia decided to introduce personal sanctions against 25 #UK representatives who will be banned from entering the Russian Federation.

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โ—๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ Comment by Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria #Zakharova on the rocket attacks in #Kabul ๐Ÿ”นWe express our extreme concern over the barrage of rocket attacks on Kabul launched by ISIS militants on November 21. Residential buildings and a hospital were in the impact zone. As a result, 10 people were killed and more than 50 were injured. ๐Ÿ”นWe hope that the government of the Islamic Republic of #Afghanistan and the leadership of foreign military troops in Afghanistan will make every effort to find and bring to justice those responsible for this terrorist act. ๐Ÿ”นOnce again, we draw the attention of the international community to the severity of the threat posed by the ISIS terrorist group and its Afghan wing. We consider it necessary to take coordinated and decisive measures to eliminate it.

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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Foreign Minister Sergey #Lavrov spoke by phone with Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain Arancha Gonzรกlez Laya. They expressed interest in promoting and deepening the political dialogue. #RussiaSpain

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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ด Sergey #Lavrov informed Jordanian FM at the latterโ€™s request about the mediation efforts #Russia has made to reach a complete ceasefire and stop all hostilities in the #NagornoKarabakh conflict area.

7:43 AM

โ—#EU shows complete indifference when it comes to gross violations of language and education rights of Russian-speaking citizens of #Ukraine. We call on our EU partners to avoid such blatant duplicity and hypocrisy.

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News Photo Awards. Overcoming COVID - NPA CONTEST

๐Ÿ“ท Submission of applications for participating in the international contest News Photo Awards. Overcoming COVID has started. โ„น๏ธ The contest is organized by Russian News Agency TASS and is devoted to the coronavirus pandemic that broke out in 2020 and aims to laud the significance of the work of photojournalists who demonstrated professional heroism during the COVID-19 outbreak. The winners will be announced on March 11, 2021 โ€” the anniversary of the announcement of the coronavirus pandemic by the World Health Organization. ๐Ÿ… There are two nominations under the following categories: one for "Single Photo" and the other for "Picture Series". The winners in each category will get a monetary award of $3,000. The jury will also select the best snapshot out of all those submitted to be awarded the "Grand Prize" of $10,000. ๐ŸŽ“ The jury authorised to evaluate the contestantsโ€™ works includes the international team of honored photojournalists, industry leaders and representatives of world-renowned media โ€“ Reuters, Associated Press, TASS, AFP, Kyodo News, ANSA, PA Media, Yonhap, Anadalou Agency and NOOR photo agency. ๐Ÿ—“ Submissions are open until December 24, 2020. ๐Ÿ”— Learn more about the terms and conditions to enter the competition and the rules of the News Photo Awards. Overcoming Covid here:

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๐Ÿ’ฌ Foreign Minister Sergey #Lavrov: The fact that President Vladimir #Putin received letters of credence from newly appointed ambassadors at an in-person ceremony in the #Kremlin is proof of our commitment to traditions. This isn't just a symbolic gesture.

6:20 AM

๐Ÿ’ฌ Foreign Minister Sergey #Lavrov: In his greetings to the newly appointed ambassadors, President #Putin reaffirmed our commitment to the primacy of international law which makes it much easier to coordinate decisions, and they are also much more stable.

6:20 AM

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท Foreign Ministers of #Russia and #Iran the current situation in #NagornoKarabakh, taking into account the efforts made by the Russian side to achieve a complete #ceasefire in the conflict zone. #RussiaIran

7:56 AM

๐Ÿ’ฌ #Lavrov: Many positive events have taken place in #Libya. The sooner problems are resolved and normal post-conflict life resumes in Libya, the sooner will we be able to reset our bilateral ties in all spheres. #RussiaLibya #Africa

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๐Ÿ’ฌ #Lavrov at talks with Deputy Prime Minister, Foreign Minister of #Iraq Fuad Hussein: We hope to discuss the main vectors of our bilateral links across all areas, as well as international agenda, including the situation in the #MiddleEast.

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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿค Foreign Minister Sergey #Lavrov met with Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of #Belarus Vladimir Makei in Minsk. โ € #Russia #RussiaBelarus #MFA #Diplomacy

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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿค Minister of Foreign Affairs of #Belarus Vladimir Makei greets Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey #Lavrov in Minsk #Russia #RussiaBelarus

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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿค Foreign Minister Sergey #Lavrov and President of the Republic of #Belarus Alexander #Lukashenko held a meeting ahead of the joint Russian and Belarusian foreign ministry collegiums assembly #RussiaBelarus

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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ๐Ÿค Joint meeting of the collegiums of the Foreign Ministry of #Russia and the Foreign Ministry of #Belarus took place in Minsk #RussiaBelarus #Lavrov #MFA #Diplomacy

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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พโœ๏ธSergey #Lavrov and Vladimir #Makei approved the Resolution of the Collegiums of the two Foreign Ministries, signed the Consultation Schedule between the #Russian and #Belarusian Foreign Ministries for 2021. #Russia #RussiaBelarus #MFA #Diplomacy

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๐ŸŽ–๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ During his visit to #Minsk, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey #Lavrov was awarded a 'Partnership' decoration, an honorary distinction of the diplomatic service of the Republic of #Belarus. #RussiaBelarus #Diplomacy

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๐Ÿ’ฌ #Lavrov during talks with President of #Belarus Alexander Lukashenko: We share the same interest in strengthening our bilateral relations. We have the same goal โ€“ to move towards the mutual benefit of our peoples, countries, and the #UnionState.

1:49 PM

๐Ÿ’ฌ #Lavrov: We can see a hostile attitude towards #Russia ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ and #Belarus ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡พ We have encountered attempts to influence internal processes in our countries. Western leaders are not hiding this. We have a #UnionState. We have the means to defend ourselves.

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๐Ÿ’ฌ #Lavrov: We are concerned about attempts by Western countries to establish control over international organisations. They try to replace collective work in universal formats with private get-togethers. It's hardly possible to make us follow these rules.

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โ— On November 24, the #US Navy destroyer John S McCain sailed more than 2 km into the territorial sea of โ€‹โ€‹#Russia. We lodge a strong protest in this regard. We consider this incident to be an outright provocation designed to violate peace & order. ๐Ÿ”—

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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บBriefing by Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria #Zakharova, Moscow, November 27, 2020 โœ…#COVID19 โœ…#UN โœ…#CSTO โœ…#OSCE โœ…#NagornoKarabakh โœ…#UNESCO โœ…#US โœ…#Germany โœ…#Canada โœ…#Afghanistan โœ…#BRICS ๐Ÿ”—

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Opinion of #Zakharova on @akk speech in the Bundestag: When there is strength but it is not yours, you are unable to control it and you are not allowed to use it, yet you fear to lose even that which is not yours, all of that is a sign of ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ dependency. ๐Ÿ”—

5:35 AM

๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ฒ On November 28, Sergey #Lavrov had a telephone conversation with Foreign Minister of Armenia Ara Ayvazyan. They discussed the progress made in implementing the November 9 Statement by the leaders of #Russia, #Azerbaijan and #Armenia. #NagornoKarabakh

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๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡บ Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria #Zakharova will hold a #briefing on current #ForeignPolicy issues at โฑ๏ธ 3 PM MSK on December 3. The Spokesperson will answer media questions received by the call centre.

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