Finland, Russia have no serious problems in their relations — top diplomatWorld February 27, 21:49
Brazil's joyful carnivalSociety & Culture February 27, 21:30
Syrian opposition has no dialog partner seeking peace — chief negotiatorWorld February 27, 20:37
About 40 Arctic projects may be in Russia's Yamal backbone zone — governorBusiness & Economy February 27, 19:28
Russian Defense Ministry forms special purpose division near MoscowMilitary & Defense February 27, 19:13
Russian frigate in Mediterranean to deliver no strikes on terrorists in Syria — sourceMilitary & Defense February 27, 18:54
First stage of Arkhangelsk deepwater port to go operational by 2025Business & Economy February 27, 18:45
Cairo group says military option in Syria 'ruled out' after recapture of AleppoWorld February 27, 18:31
Communication breakdown between Russia and EU deters fight against real threats — MPRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 27, 17:40
KEMEROVO, June 19. /ITAR-TASS/. Russia’s Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko has described Australia’s sanctions against Russia as “theatre of the absurd”.
Russia is doing its best to resolve the political crisis in Ukraine, Matviyenko said on Thursday.
“The names of those who provoked the political crisis, those who stirred up trouble and drew the country into the civil war are well-known. But they are not included in any sanction lists,” she said. “Russia struggles for the peaceful resolution of the conflict and provides economic aid to Ukraine, and it is not involved in the conflict. But it has been always threatened with sanctions,” Matviyenko said.
“Sanctions against Russia provoke laughter. Where is Australia, and where is Russia and Ukraine?” she asked.
Australia has imposed sanctions against 50 Russian officials and 11 companies over the situation in Ukraine, the Australian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.