One person dies in fire at gunpowder factory in Russia's KazanWorld March 24, 21:47
Russia's 'Gentlefan' baton passed on to Krasnodar ahead of Cote d’Ivoire friendlySport March 24, 21:34
Brazil’s football star Carlos: Germany, Portugal to meet in 2017 Confederations Cup finalSport March 24, 20:45
Belarus to stamp on any conflict unleashed as in Ukraine, president saysWorld March 24, 19:41
Russia to stage best ever edition of FIFA Confederations Cup this year — Brazil’s CarlosSport March 24, 19:28
Jehovah’s Witnesses say they have no suspension orders from Justice Ministry yetSociety & Culture March 24, 19:10
Islamic State claims responsibility for attack on National Guard base in ChechnyaWorld March 24, 18:51
Eurovision organizers set to find solution for Russia's contestant to perfom in KievWorld March 24, 18:46
Russia’s Airborne Force wraps up large-scale drills in CrimeaMilitary & Defense March 24, 18:20
THE UNITED NATIONS, May 14. /ITAR-TASS/. The Geneva Communique does not ban holding of presidential elections in Syria, Russia's Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin stated on Tuesday.
"There is nothing in the Geneva Communique that would ban or question such elections. Some (people) assert that such elections would run counter to the spirit of the document. The Geneva Communique can be interpreted differently but it is quite certain that it does not ban holding presidential elections in Syria," Churkin told journalists after the meeting at the UN Security Council.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon had earlier maintained that elections in Syria slated for June 3 would run counter to the "letter and spirit" of the document which contains the basic principles for a settlement of the conflict in Syria.