Maria V. Zakharova
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We don't give back our own territory. Crimea is territory belonging to the Russian Federation.
They are not taking any responsibility for what is happening, without any shame.
We take these actions as another example of provocative military activities close to the Russian borders in the frameworks of infamous policy of Russian containment. It is obvious the goal of these efforts as well as hasty deployment of heavy military assets in Europe is an attempt of the outgoing Obama's administration to complicate as much as possible the bilateral relations.
If Washington takes new hostile steps, it will receive an answer. This applies to any actions against Russian diplomatic missions in the United States, which will immediately backfire at U.S. diplomats in Russia.
To be honest, we are tired of lie about the 'Russian hackers', which is being poured down in the United States from the very top.
(The three countries) expressed particular concern about the rising activity in the country of extremist groups including the Afghan branch of IS.
We regard this as a terrorist act.
Ambassador Karlov has made a lot of personal contributions to the development of ties with Turkey. He has done a lot to overcome a crisis in bilateral relations. He was a man who put his heart and his soul into his job. It's a terrible loss for us and also the world.
It's a tragic day in the history of our country and Russian diplomacy.
Today in Ankara as a result of an attack, the ambassador of the Russian Federation to Turkey, Andrei Gennadyevich Karlov, received a wound from which he died. We regard this as a terrorist act.
The memory of an outstanding Russian diplomat, Andrei Gennadyevich Karlov, a person who did a great deal to fight terrorism in his diplomatic post, will always be in our hearts.
The general public nowadays can distinguish the truth. It's the mass media that is manipulating themselves.
It looks like banal infighting between U.S. security services.
They (the U.S. authorities) should keep in mind that diplomacy is based on the principle of reciprocity. Put simply, American diplomats in Russia will be treated in the same way.
We are dealing with another example of clinical anti-Russian feeling. It's a carbon copy of a scheme used in the Cold War.
More than 8,500 civilians, including about 4,000 children, escaped from the districts which had been controlled by armed groups including Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (formerly known as the Nusra Front) during the demoralised militants' chaotic retreat.
It's mean and cynical to ... watch the Nusra block the delivery of food and medicines to civilians while blaming Russia for the humanitarian catastrophe in Aleppo.
Why did they do this? So that a nasty taste stayed behind.
It is very dangerous to play with such words because war crimes also weigh on the shoulders of American officials.
As long as war crimes are at question, the Americans should start with Iraq. And then look at Libya and Yemen to see what is going on there.
And now, after failing to fulfill the agreements they worked out themselves, they are trying to shift the blame.
We underline once again the need for the separation of the so-called peaceful opposition from terrorists. We call firstly on the United States and all those in the region who have a relevant influence to come up with such a separation.
Russia is disappointed that nothing has changed during the investigation into the Boeing crash. The conclusions of the Dutch prosecution confirm that the investigation is biased and politically motivated. Arbitrarily laying blame and wishful thinking has actually become the norm for our Western colleagues.
The findings of the Dutch prosecutor's office confirmed that the investigation was biased and politically motivated. To this day, the investigation continues to ignore the overwhelming evidence from the Russian side, despite the fact that Russia is in fact the only one who sends accurate information and discloses all of the new data.
To arbitrarily designate a guilty party and dream up the desired results has become the norm for our Western colleagues. The investigation to this day continues to ignore incontestable evidence from the Russian side, despite the fact that Russia is practically the only one sending reliable information to them.
There have been all sorts of rhetoric, already verging on insults which the American, so-called diplomats, take liberties in saying. This is hysteria, which reveals their understanding that they are losing control of the situation and are doing the utmost to distract attention from the disastrous policy they are pursuing.
The White House is defending Islamic State. Now there can be no doubts about that.
We are reaching a really terrifying conclusion for the whole world: That the White House is defending Islamic State. Now there can be no doubts about that.
I want to say that hacking and hackers are outlawed in Russia.
(He) showed solidarity with people who were disgracefully treated in an inhumane way in not being allowed to compete at the Paralympics.
The details and the format (of the meeting) are now being confirmed. We proceed from the fact that agreement (on holding the talks) has been reached.
We said and repeated multiple times what is in our view the main hindrance. It is the question of separating moderate opposition from the terrorists. This is the core problem now, and I cannot give you further details.
It's a myth, which is being spread for unclear reasons, that the Savchenko case and the exchange of the Ukrainian citizen for the citizens of the Russian Federation is in relation or a part of the Minsk agreements. It's a myth. It is not true.
It's true. I cannot talk about particular cases with Malaysia and the Philippines, but in general the United States always applies this kind of pressure.
Thereby, the United States have violated the INF Treaty, which has to be declared openly and without any additional diplomatic expressions.
They're not refusing. They said straight away that they are taking part, they're ready, they will be the first to arrive, wherever is needed.
Some of our partners have literally implored us 'not to touch' a corridor which is a bit shorter than 100 kilometers on the Syrian-Turkish border around Azaz. Obviously, this is aimed at ensuring continued daily supplies to Islamic State, Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist groups with weapons, ammunition and food from Turkey via this area, and also to allow it to serve as a passageway for terrorists.
We consider statements, public statements of US representatives, that Russia is using unguided 'dumb bombs' in Syria, which have allegedly killed civilians, (to be) absolutely unacceptable. It's pure speculation not backed up by facts.
We call on all sides to actively engage in the work and avoid any preparatory terms, and to search for really effective ways of achieving a political settlement in Syria.
The process, despite its name, wasn't transparent for the Russian side or the public, given the specifics of non-public examination of evidence under the pretext of 'secrecy.
We've never said that Assad has to go or stay. What we did say is that the statehood of Syria is a key to fight terrorism, because without a Syrian state there will be no one to fight terrorists on the ground.
There are also Russian military experts in Syria who are instructing [the Syrians] on the use of the military systems being delivered. The weapons which are handed over to the Syrian army are aimed at combating the terrorist threat.