IAC commission to join investigation of Bishkek air crashWorld January 16, 13:38
Kudrin says pension age should be raised starting from 2019 in RussiaBusiness & Economy January 16, 13:32
Flight recorder recovered at crash site of cargo Boeing-747 near Bishkek — sourceWorld January 16, 13:28
Kremlin agrees with Trump that NATO is 'vestige of past'Russian Politics & Diplomacy January 16, 13:16
Kremlin does not confirm reports that US invited to Astana talks on SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 16, 13:14
Kremlin says Ukraine issue to be on agenda of Russia-US dialogRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 16, 13:10
Press review: World Economic Forum in Davos and Trump's plans for anti-Russian sanctionsPress Review January 16, 13:00
Russian fans arrested at 2016 UEFA Euro Cup to leave France on January 17Sport January 16, 12:57
Kremlin says judgement on Trump’s remarks about sanctions only possible after inaugurationRussian Politics & Diplomacy January 16, 12:49
UNITED NATIONS, September 6 (Itar-Tass) - The UN Security Council maintains its role in making efforts towards settlement of the Syrian crisis, Russia’s deputy envoy in the UN Alexander Pankin told Itar-Tass on Friday. He commented statements of some countries’ diplomats saying that the Security Council had been stalled on Syria’s issue, which should now be resolved at a higher level, including the G20 summit in St. Petersburg.
“This role cannot be allocated to the G20 by definition. They (delegates to the summit) can discuss this issue in some format, but the Security Council will retain its role as it has done this before. It is fixed in the organization’s Charter,” Pankin said.
Ambassador Gary Quinlan, representative of Australia and President of the UN Security Council, said this week G20 leaders should engage in resolving Syria’s crisis.
US ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, said on Thursday she saw no opportunity for finding a mutually advantageous decision on Syria inside the Security Council accusing Russia of this.