Scientists discover three Earth-sized exoplanets that may potentially harbor lifeScience & Space February 23, 5:50
Syrian opposition ready for direct talks with government delegation — representativeWorld February 22, 21:56
UN Syria envoy expects no breakthrough at new round of Syria talksWorld February 22, 21:09
Russia opposes sharing responsibility for fate of Middle East refugeesRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 20:36
First woman in space Valentina Tereshkova may meet with Queen Elizabeth IIRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 22, 20:27
Spain’s famous footballer Puyol returns to Russia next week ahead of FIFA 2017, 2018 CupsSport February 22, 20:15
Putin promotes generals to higher military ranks after Syria operationMilitary & Defense February 22, 19:56
Russia, Turkey may discuss purchase of S-400 systems at March talksMilitary & Defense February 22, 19:18
European human rights watchdog welcomes court’s ruling on Russian opposition activistWorld February 22, 18:42
ROME, December 2. /TASS/. Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has called for an unbias approach in assessing the situation in Crimea, in particular, as far as Crimean Tatars are concerned.
"Crimea is not a problem," Lavrov said at the Mediterranean Dialogues forum. "Crimea is a part of Russia which has rejoined Russia after a referendum held by people living in the peninsula. All who want to know about the situation in Crimea are welcome to visit it any time."
The Russian top diplomat noted that a number of Italian lawmakers and members of the European Parliament had visited Crimea and had a chance to see with their own eyes the situation there, in particular the situation of Crimean Tatars. He reminded that immediately after Crimea’s reunification with Russia the Russian president signed decrees on the rehabilitation of the Crimean Tatar people and on the use of the Crimean Tatar language as an official language, which had not been done while Crimea had been part of Ukraine.
"A program for Crimea’s socio-economic development, including its Crimean Tatar population, was also adopted," Lavrov said. "Those who really want to know how things are rather than keep on insisting on ultimatums should better go to Crimea to see everything with their own eyes."