Alexei Meshkov, Russian Ambassador to France guest On Friday, March 25, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic, due to the publication of the Russian diplomatic mission on social networks. In Paris, the post was considered indecent. This has been reported TASS.
The embassy noted that “As you can see, in Paris, they carefully read our posts on Twitter, which reveal Russia’s official position on various issues.” “At the same time, the Russian ambassador drew the attention of his French interlocutors to cases of provocations and vandalism against Russian foreign institutions,” said the press service of the diplomatic mission.
as it reminds ReutersThe Russian embassy has previously released a photo showing a corpse lying on a table labeled “Europe”, into which characters representing the US and EU have been pricked with needles.
“These posts are unacceptable. We openly expressed this to the Russian Ambassador today. We are trying to maintain a dialogue channel with Russia, and these actions are completely inappropriate,” the French Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
In response, the diplomatic mission reported that the building of the Russian Orthodox Spiritual and Cultural Center on the Seine was covered with paint last night. In early March, the embassy was compelled to send a note to the French Foreign Ministry regarding the attack on the building of the Russian House of Science and Culture in Paris.
We add that the Russian Ambassador to Japan, Mikhail Galuzin, finds Tokyo’s sanctions policy towards Moscow meaningless. Japan had previously announced several packages of sanctions against Russia.
“Japan continues its stalemate policy of enforcing sanctions against Russia. This is pointless, because it cannot change our basic course, including the consistent conduct of a special operation to demilitarize, neutralize and neutralize Ukraine. This is also counterproductive for Japan, which, along with the United States and other like-minded people, has lost confidence as a reliable international partner, including in the trade and economic sphere.
On Friday, Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the expansion of sanctions against Russia due to the situation around Ukraine. The list of sanctions included 25 more Russians, including the head of VEB.RF Igor Shuvalov, as well as relatives of Russian officials and businessmen. In particular, we are talking about Tatyana Navka, the wife of the press secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov, his daughter Elizabeth and son Nikolai. Also added to the list are relatives of the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation Nikolai Patrushev and the first deputy head of the Presidential Administration Sergei Kiriyenko. Various restrictions were imposed on them, including freezing of assets.
In addition, Japan imposed additional export sanctions, increasing the list of companies and organizations subject to restrictions from 49 to 130. It included shipbuilding companies, electronics and equipment manufacturers, including the Amur Shipbuilding Plant and Russian Space Systems. In early March, Rosoboronexport JSC, Rostec, the FSB and the Foreign Intelligence Service and others were also involved in it. Japanese authorities also announced that it has banned the export of luxury goods to Russia.
The Russian Embassy in the UK, on the other hand, described the new London sanctions package against 59 individuals and legal entities from the Russian Federation as “a new chapter in the anti-Russian scenario where the Ukraine crisis is just a pretext”.
Moldovan Ambassador to Moscow, Lilian Darie, was summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry after a rally on March 24 near the Russian Embassy in Chisinau. According to the ministry, the protesters “chanted offensive slogans and engaged in unacceptable acts.”
Russia demanded that Moldova take action and prevent the repetition of such actions in the embassy.
Diplomatic relations with the United States may be terminated
Recall that the US Ambassador to Russia John Sullivan was in an interview. “Novaya Newspaper” He said that the two countries will eventually resume normal relations. According to him, “it may not be soon, but it will be.”
“I can not completely predict the future, but I will make a prediction – and it is not a prediction, I just know: in the end, the Russians and the Americans will resume normal relations. Maybe not this year, maybe next year, but it will happen. And I hope to experience that.”
According to him, the United States saw signs from the Russian leadership that diplomatic relations between the two countries could be terminated.
At the same time, Sullivan emphasized that the United States is not planning to close the American embassy in Moscow and that US President Joe Biden will not call him back to Washington.
He also noted that he knew from his conversations with Biden and Foreign Minister Anthony Blinken how important it is to have a diplomatic mission in Russia.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov previously said that relations between the two countries are on the verge of breaking. According to him, in order to maintain relations with Russia, the United States “must stop threats to Moscow and the supply of weapons to Ukraine”.