Putin backs creation of system to promote Russian goods on domestic marketBusiness & Economy April 25, 19:15
OSCE concerned over Russia’s declaring Jehovah’s Witnesses extremist organizationWorld April 25, 19:00
Russia to complete import substitution program for helicopter engines by 2019Military & Defense April 25, 18:39
Government is not going to reject floating ruble rate, Putin saysBusiness & Economy April 25, 18:10
Russian Navy rids itself of dependence on Ukrainian enginesMilitary & Defense April 25, 17:55
Ukraine's refusal to continue military cooperation prompts Russia to create new industriesMilitary & Defense April 25, 17:50
FIFA Secretary General on her mission and expectations from Confederations CupSport April 25, 17:39
Russia's Ansat helicopter to debut at aerospace show in MexicoMilitary & Defense April 25, 17:03
Putin points out Russian weapons' top performance in Syria helped boost exportsMilitary & Defense April 25, 16:33
MOSCOW, August 27. /TASS/. Moscow believes the US reaction to a sentence passed by a Russian military court on controversial Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov is highly politicized and distorts the Minsk accords, Maria Zakharova, the Russian Foreign Ministry's official spokesperson told a news briefing on Thursday.
"The trial of Oleg Sentsov and Alexander Kolchenko by a military tribunal was held in compliance with Russian legislation," she said. "This situation doesn't concern the Foreign Ministry and being a ministry in charge of international relations we don't comment on the rulings of sovereign judiciary institutions."
"We think the international reaction to the court ruling has been exceptionally politicized but I'd like to point out a statement by the Department of State on an alleged discrepancy between the ruling and the Minsk accords," she said.
"Statements of this kind distort provisions of the Minsk accords," Zakharova said. "There is no inventing in such situations, just take the document and read it."
"Neither Sentsov nor Kolchenko is a hostage of an illegally held person liable to amnesty under provisions of the Minsk-2 document and the territorial scope of the Minsk accords doesn't embrace the Republic of Crimea," she said.