Maria V. Zakharova

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We have never used Russian law in relation to foreign correspondents as a lever of pressure, or censorship, or some kind of political influence, never. But this is a particular case.feedback
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Oct 09 2017 Russia
Maria V. Zakharova has been quoted 84 times. The one recent article where Maria V. Zakharova has been quoted is Russia accuses CNN International of violating Russian media law. Most recently, Maria V. Zakharova was quoted as having said, “And who it falls on, this should be easy for Washington to work out. The clock is ticking.”.
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Jun 28 2017 - Russia

Retaliatory measures are being prepared. As you understand, such a decision on the issue won't be made only by the foreign ministry.feedback

Jun 22 2017

There were some absolutely inconceivable, absurd, far-fetched accusations in the worst traditions of the Cold War. They are talking about an alleged Russian spy nest in the Balkans, which can supposedly put the US contingent in Kosovo in jeopardy.feedback

May 29 2017 - Sanctions

It's not a secret that Montenegro joined the European Union's anti-Russian sanctions, including against (Russian) individuals. We have always said that we reserve the right to take retaliatory measures on the basis of reciprocity, as is customary in diplomacy. We will provide a relevant explanation to the Montenegrin side.feedback

May 16 2017 - Russia

They can be used in various ways, but there's no need to read them – lately, this is not only harmful, but dangerous.feedback

May 16 2017

Guys, have you been reading American newspapers again? Don't read them. You can use them in all sorts of ways, but don't read them – it's not just bad for you, lately it's been dangerous.feedback

May 16 2017 - Russia

I just landed in Madrid. I turned on the phone, and there were dozens of messages. Maria Vladimirova, is it true Trump revealed the most important secret?feedback

Apr 27 2017 - Syria conflict

Moscow condemns acts of aggression against Syria and considers that they are unacceptable and contradict the principles and norms of international law.feedback

Apr 13 2017 - Syria conflict

We have to figure out what this country's strategy is. No one understands it right now. If you do, share your appraisal with us. Just look, the team … is not fully formed. Even if the key people, the heads of the agencies have been named … there's no layer between them and the work horses. It's just not there.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - Russia

I believe everyone realized a long time ago that there is no use in giving us ultimatums. This is simply counterproductive.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - Syria conflict

It is not clear what they will do in Syria and not only there. Nobody understands what they will do in the Middle East because it is a very complicated region, forgive me for saying such a banal thing. Nobody understands what they will do with Iran, what they will do with Afghanistan.feedback

Apr 12 2017 - North Korea

Nobody understands what they will do with North Korea.feedback

Apr 07 2017 - US, Russia relations

Let him come and tell us what they have been up to today. We will tell them everything that we think on this score.feedback

Apr 06 2017 - Syria conflict

Russia's approach to Assad is clear. He is the legal president of an independent state. What is the US approach?feedback

Apr 06 2017 - United Nations

Unfortunately without making any attempt to understand what happened, based totally on fake information and false stories, the United States of America, France, United Kingdom have again planted – as this can not be called a proposal, it is just planting – a draft resolution to the United Nations Security Council, a draft resolution which has a completely anti-Syrian character.feedback

Apr 05 2017 - United Nations

Unfortunately, based on totally fake information, the United States, France and Great Britain have once again planted - one cannot put it any other way - into the U.N. Security Council a draft resolution which has a completely anti-Syrian character.feedback

Apr 05 2017 - United Nations

It's necessary to demand that the rebels offer full access to study the area and collect necessary information.feedback

Mar 23 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

Regarding the reaction of the Ukrainian authorities and media, who, within an hour after the incident already have put the blame on the Russian Federation…. This puts an end to any unprejudiced and objective investigation of this murder.feedback

Mar 22 2017 - 2017 UK Parliament attack

Our hearts are with the British, we share their pain. We are calling on Russian citizens who are currently in Britain and on the grounds of our embassy in London to show vigilance and follow the official reports that will be published.feedback

Mar 21 2017 - Russia

But we are certainly surprised by the regular leak of sensitive information from Washington. It's time for U.S. political elites to figure out if 'Russian hackers' have once again got into State Department servers or if the threat to U.S. cyber security has an American origin after all.feedback

Mar 03 2017 - Russia

Is this rock bottom? Or can they go even lower.feedback

Mar 03 2017

Recruiting? Oh my God! Stop spreading lies and false news. He is a well-known, world-class diplomat.feedback

Mar 02 2017

I'll open a military secret for you: It's the diplomats' jobs to have contacts in the country they are posted to. It's their obligation to meet with officials and members of the political establishment.feedback

Mar 02 2017

What is happening in Western, particularly in the US mass media nowadays looks like, in my opinion, a sort of vandalism, media vandalism.feedback

Mar 02 2017

Let me open a military secret for you: It's part of the diplomatic job to have contacts in the country they are posted to. It's their obligation to meet with officials and members of the political establishment. The media in the United States have become such a Big Brother, moving far beyond professional ethics and their own competence, raising accusations and passing judgments by fabricating false information.feedback

Mar 02 2017

What is happening now in the West, particularly in the U.S. media, it's just the manifestation of some kind of media vandalism.feedback

Feb 15 2017 - Kremlin

We're not surprised by anything anymore. This information once again proves that a very deep political game is playing out within the United States.feedback

Feb 15 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

We don't give back our own territory. Crimea is territory belonging to the Russian Federation.feedback

Feb 03 2017 - Ukraine Crisis

They are not taking any responsibility for what is happening, without any shame.feedback

Jan 12 2017 - NATO

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.feedback

Dec 29 2016

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.feedback

Dec 28 2016 - US, Russia relations

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.feedback

Dec 27 2016 - Taliban

(The three countries) expressed particular concern about the rising activity in the country of extremist groups including the Afghan branch of IS.feedback

Dec 19 2016 - Aleppo

We regard this as a terrorist act.feedback

Dec 19 2016

It's a tragic day in the history of our country and Russian diplomacy.feedback

Dec 19 2016 - Turkey

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.feedback

Dec 19 2016 - Turkey

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.feedback

Dec 19 2016 - Terrorism

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.feedback

Dec 15 2016 - Kremlin

The general public nowadays can distinguish the truth. It's the mass media that is manipulating themselves.feedback

Dec 07 2016

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.feedback

Dec 07 2016 - Carbon

We are dealing with another example of clinical anti-Russian feeling. It's a carbon copy of a scheme used in the Cold War.feedback

Nov 30 2016 - Aleppo

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.feedback

Oct 22 2016 - Aleppo

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.feedback

Oct 21 2016 - Kremlin

Why did they do this? So that a nasty taste stayed behind.feedback

Oct 09 2016 - Aleppo

It is very dangerous to play with such words because war crimes also weigh on the shoulders of American officials.feedback

Oct 08 2016 - Libya

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.feedback

Oct 03 2016 - US, Russia relations

And now, after failing to fulfill the agreements they worked out themselves, they are trying to shift the blame.feedback

Sep 29 2016 - US, Russia relations

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.feedback

Sep 28 2016

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.feedback

Sep 28 2016 - Ukraine Crisis

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.feedback

Sep 27 2016 - Ukraine Crisis

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.feedback

Sep 26 2016 - US, Russia relations

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.feedback

Sep 18 2016 - Russia

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.feedback

Sep 15 2016

I want to say that hacking and hackers are outlawed in Russia.feedback

Sep 08 2016 - Paralympic Games

(He) showed solidarity with people who were disgracefully treated in an inhumane way in not being allowed to compete at the Paralympics.feedback

Sep 08 2016

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.feedback

Aug 09 2016 - Kremlin

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.feedback

May 26 2016

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.feedback

May 20 2016 - Malaysia

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.feedback

May 12 2016

Thereby, the United States have violated the INF Treaty, which has to be declared openly and without any additional diplomatic expressions.feedback

Mar 11 2016

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.feedback

Feb 16 2016 - Turkey

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.feedback

Feb 10 2016 - US, Russia relations

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.feedback

Jan 29 2016

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.feedback

Jan 21 2016

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.feedback

Nov 04 2015 - Russia

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.feedback

Sep 10 2015

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.feedback

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