1 July 2014, 14:52

Vladimir Putin holding conference with Russian top diplomats LIVE UPDATES

Vladimir Putin holding conference with Russian top diplomats LIVE UPDATES

Russian President Vladimir Putin is holding a conference with ambassadors, envoys and permanent representatives. He is going to map out the main tasks for the Russian diplomatic service. The main topic of the conference has been formulated as the defense of Russian national interests on the international stage. Top government officials, members of parliament, representatives of ministries and departments engaged in international business operations are invited to participate in the conference. (WATCH VIDEO)

  • 15:51
    The official part of the conference ends.
  • 15:50
    Russia disagrees to play the role of an outside observer on the international stage, Putin says.
  • 15:48
    Russian-US relations are not it their best form but this is not Russian fault, Putin says.
  • 15:47
    Truth, justice should be basis for Russian international policy.
  • 15:46
    Russia ready for dialogue only on equal terms, Putin says.
  • 15:44
    Russian-Chinese relationship is example of equal long strategic partnership between countries in 21 century.
  • 15:43
    Russia's task is to use the potential of cooperation with the countries of Asia-Pacific region.
  • 15:41
    Despite difficulties known, Russia will advance the South Stream project, Putin says.
  • 15:40
    Gas consumers should not suffer from politicy conducted by Ukrainian authorities.
  • 15:39
    Ukraine is blackmailing Russia on gas issue, Putin says.
  • 15:38
    Sanctions announced regarding Russia are unilateral political instrument.
  • 15:37
    Partners need to get rid of ambitions, recognize the right of each and every country to live the way it wants.
  • 15:35
    Killing reporters in Ukraine is absolutely unacceptable, Putin says.
  • 15:34
    "Poroshenko took upon himself the responsibility for unleashing battle actions in Ukraine".
  • 15:32
    Vladimir Putin speaks about the US sanctions against French bank refering to BNP Paribas.
  • 15:30
    Everything happening in Ukraine is its internal issue. Nevetheless, the refugee flow is coming to Russia.
  • 15:29
    Russia, as well as the Western partners, could not convince Poroshenko to settle the conflict in Ukraine peacefully, he says.
  • 15:27
    Russia had no right to leave Crimeans without Russian help, as well as let NATO troops enter Sevastopol, Putin believes.
  • 15:26
    Situation in Ukraine is an example of containment policy, Putin says.
  • 15:25
    Vladimir Putin said that the conflict situation in the world is tense. New conflicts emerge in the world.
  • 15:24
    The participants of the conference are listening Russian national anthem.
  • 15:15
    Russian Foreign Ministry’s official press secretary, Alexander Lukashevich, said earlier the conference would update the tasks of the diplomatic services as specified in the reconsidered version of the State Concept of Foreign Policy.
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