🗓 Acting in violation of international law & supported by its allies, the US launched the Iraq invasion on March 20, 2003.
❗️This reckless undertaking wiped out Iraq’s statehood & military.
🌾 The second 120-day validity period of the Black Sea Initiative on exporting Ukrainian food expired on March 18.
❗️Moscow decided to shorten the next renewal period to 60 days until May 18.
Read in full: t.me/MFARussia/15236
❗️On March 20, Canadian Charge d’affairs ad interim was summoned to the @mfa_russia, where he was presented with a strong protest over Canadian FM @melaniejoly's statement that official Ottawa 🇨🇦 intended to achieve the goal of "regime change" in Russia.
🎉 The Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Namibia offers congratulations to all Namibians on the occasion of the 33rd Anniversary of Namibia's Independence.
Please accept our best wishes on this auspicious day!
The fact that the highlight of the dubious London event were messages from representatives #Kievregime are illustrative of West's attempts to distract attention from thousands of real crimes committed by AFU and 🇺🇦neo-Nazi formations since 2014.
On March 20 Ambassador #Mantytskiy met with Hon’ble Education Minister Dr Dipu Moni.
Parties expressed intention to strengthen cooperation in personnel training, exchange of experience in education and agreed to develop the regulatory framework for specialized interaction.
💬 President Vladimir #Putin: It is symbolic that exactly ten years ago, we also met here, it was your first visit to Russia as the President of China.
🇷🇺🤝🇨🇳 Since then, we have made great strides in developing our relations.
💬 FM #Lavrov: The year 2022 marked the 30th anniversary of diplomatic relations between our countries.
Today, we summed up the outcomes of the useful events that were held as part of the anniversary🇷🇺🇦🇲
💬 Russian MFA Spokeswoman Maria #Zakharova:
❗️ Russia strongly condemns the ongoing neo-Nazi revelry in the Baltic countries. Nazism was defeated in 1945 and its current pathetic followers have no future.
💬 President Vladimir #Putin: We are hard at work preparing for the second #RussianAfrican Summit and, of course, we will be glad to see leaders of all African countries, as well as heads of regional organisations, at this forum.
💬 President Vladimir Putin at the International Parliamentary Conference #RussiaAfrica in a Multipolar World:
☝️ I want to emphasise that our country has always and will always consider cooperation with African states a priority.
🇷🇺🇮🇳14 марта состоялся визит делегации Пермского края в Мумбаи
❗Подписаны контракты на сумму более 1,5 млрд рублей
🇮🇳🇷🇺Perm Region Delegation, Russia, visited Mumbai
❗Business contracts of more than 20 mln USD signed
#Evstigneeva at UNSC briefing on #DPRK: Chinese-Russian draft and proposals that we submit to the Security Council serve the cause of a diplomatic settlement and offer constructive steps. But Washington keeps thwarting that.
❌We reject categorically the accusations against our country. We consider them far-fetched and out of touch with reality.
☝️We condemn approaches according to which the “quality of democracy” is assessed based on Western standards.
💬Anatoly Antonov: We again call on 🇺🇸 to stop fueling the conflict in 🇺🇦.
And even more so - to refrain from public statements about the expediency or inexpediency of entering into negotiations.
❗️In the end - it's not up to Washington to decide.
#Nebenzia: What would have happened if the US & UK had not invaded Iraq? #Iraq was a precursor to later events in the #MiddlEast, and also to events that happened geopolitically. History doesn't have a subjunctive mood. We live in the history that happened and we can't change it.