Russia – Sinking of a fishing trawler in the Sea of Okhotsk (02.04.15)
We were extremely shocked to learn of the sinking of the fishing trawler Dalny Vostok in the Sea of Okhotsk, which claimed the lives of more than 50 people.
Russia – Metro train derailment in Moscow (15.07.14)
We were shocked to learn of the metro crash in Moscow, which according to the latest reports, left 12 people dead and injured more than a hundred others.
Russia/ Ukraine – Sanctions (Q&A - Excerpt from the daily press briefing - 29.04.14)
Due to the lack of concrete measures to implement the Geneva declaration on the ground, the EU decided yesterday to extend the list of persons subject to asset freezes and visa bans.
Meeting between Mr. Laurent Fabius and Mr. Sergey Lavrov, Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs (03.01.14)
This meeting, which was held the day after the Friends of Syria “Core Group” meeting, provided an opportunity to review preparations for the Geneva II conference, as well as other regional issues, notably Iran.
Russia – Volgograd Attack (30.12.13)
In these tragic circumstances, France assures the Russian people and authorities of its full solidarity. It stands by their side in their fight against terrorism.
Russia – Amnesty/ Mikhail Khodorkovsky’s release (20.12.13)
France welcomes the adoption on December 18, 2013, by the State Duma of the Russian Federation of an amnesty law, which will lead to the release of 25,000 prisoners, including two members of the group, "Pussy Riot." We also note that the charges against the members of the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise have been dropped.
Russia – Attack in Volgograd (21.10.13)
France condemns the attack perpetrated yesterday in Volgograd, which, according to the latest reports, killed 6 people and injured 30 others.
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