Russian Duma delegation to take part in BRICS forum, IPU Assembly in GenevaRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 2:11
Ceasefire in Syria violated 44 times in 24 hours — Russian reconciliation centerWorld October 23, 1:36
Russian national delegation would be more effective at US election — expertRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 23, 1:09
Russia looks to produce Zika vaccine in Nicaragua — health ministerSociety & Culture October 23, 0:20
Russian diplomat calls to compare death tolls in Iraq under Hussein vs under US ruleRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 21:00
US-led coalition delivers air strike on civilian procession in Iraq — Defense ministryWorld October 22, 18:45
Gazprom supplies to Europe reach record-breaking 590 mln cubic meters on FridayBusiness & Economy October 22, 18:24
Minsk protests against Ukraine's forced return to Kiev of Belavia planeWorld October 22, 14:05
Russian Foreign Ministry: Militants in Aleppo fail assistance delivery, civilians outflowsRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 22, 14:03
MOSCOW, October 30 (Itar-Tass) — The Russian Foreign Ministry regards with deep concern developments in Gaza and in southern Israel, says a report by the information and press department of the Russian Foreign Ministry, published on Sunday on the ministry’s site.
“The new spiral of confrontation undermines actively undertaken efforts [in line with the New York statement of the Four of September 23, 2011] of the Middle East Quartet of international mediators on resetting talks between Palestinians and Israelis.” The statement says that quite innocent people also suffer.
“We insistently call on all involved sides to display restraint and to exclude violence whose relapses are advantageous only for those who are not interested in establishing peace in the region. We hope that the agreement on the ceasefire, reached with Cairo’s mediation, will be strictly observed.
The situation around the Gaza Strip has sharply deteriorated. Gunmen of the Islamic Jihad and the Israeli military bandied blows. Several dozen missiles and mortar shells were fired at the Israeli territory over the past 24 hours. One man was killed, and at least five Israelis were wounded. As a result of air raids by the Israeli Air Force on the Gaza Strip, nine Palestinians, including field commanders of Islamic Jihad were killed; 15 people were wounded.
A ceasefire agreement was reached with Egypt’s mediation on Sunday night. However, gunmen continue rocketing Israeli territories.