Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Kerch, May 16, 2018

We noted the US administration’s silence with regard to the situation surrounding several thousand foreign terrorists captured by the US-led coalition and the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces in the Trans-Euphrates region. The allegation that it is impossible to coordinate extradition procedures and the legal assistance parameters with the countries of origin of the militants looks completely unconvincing.It appears that this legal vacuum was created intentionally. It is designed to hide the real goal which is to relieve the militants of accountability. Interestingly, despite clear evidence of involvement in terrorism, charges have not been brought, and investigative actions are not being carried out.

Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, May 4, 2018

May 2 was the fourth anniversary of the bloody events in 2014 when dozens of people were burned alive and hundreds were injured in the Odessa Trade Unions House following an attack by Ukrainian radicals. Those who are responsible for this terrifying tragedy that shook the world have not been brought to justice yet. Despite the calls of international and non-governmental human rights organisations to conduct a thorough investigation into this heinous crime, Kiev continues to cover the instigators and executors. Moreover, those who managed to escape the pursuit by these animals are currently under investigation or in prison.

Briefing by Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Maria Zakharova, Moscow, April 26, 2018

Berlin’s official reaction to the report is symptomatic. Deputy government spokesperson Ulrike Demmer told a press conference on April 23 that although “note had been taken” of the report, the government’s official position remained unchanged: the reaction to the chemical attack was “necessary and proportionate.” This is paradoxical. Although the analysis cannot be called a document, nevertheless, the material prepared by the German Government experts has not been disavowed and no counter-arguments have been given. At the same time, solidarity is expressed with the USA, which delivered the strikes together with Britain and France.

Destruction of Syria's chemical weapons

Since 2011, the US has been making threats against Syria at various levels and without any serious reason, claiming that some kind of a red line would be crossed if Damascus used chemical weapons, which would prompt military action against Syria. There were no confirmed cases of the Syrian government using chemical weapons during this period. At the same time, chemical weapon attacks committed by various anti-government forces, including terrorist groups supported by the US and its allies, were happening with increased frequency.

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to media questions following a meeting of the SCO Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Beijing, April 24, 2018

We do not contain anyone; our role is to uphold the principles of international law in the political, military-political and economic areas. As I have said, these principles include unconditional respect for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all countries, non-interference in their affairs and the focus on the exclusively peaceful settlement of any disputes and conflicts.
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