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Press release on general elections in Angola

On August 23, general elections were held in the Republic of Angola.

According to the data released by the National Electoral Commission, the ruling Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) secured a convincing victory, gaining over 60 per cent of the vote. The name at the top of the winning party’s electoral list by law will be the new President of Angola, in this case former Minister of National Defence Joao Manuel Goncalves Lourenco.

International observers note the high level of organisation of the electoral process and its transparent and fair character.

We regard the results of the vote as evidence of the unchanged confidence that the Angolan people show towards MPLA and the support of its policy of socioeconomic transformation in the country. Moscow hopes to continue effective multifaceted interaction with the new leadership of Angola for the benefit of our countries and peoples, in the interests of strengthening peace and stability on the African continent.

Comment by the Information and Press Department on observing the “back to school” ceasefire in Ukraine

The Minsk Contact Group decided to declare the so-called “back to school” ceasefire in southeastern Ukraine from August 25, 2017, in connection with the beginning of a new academic year. The leaders of the Normandy Four countries supported this decision in their joint statement.

We regret to note that the ceasefire continues to be violated, and that Ukrainian security forces are staging provocative attacks along the demarcation line.

We expect that all necessary efforts will soon be made to persuade the parties to exercise restraint in line with available negotiating formats and mechanisms, including the Contact Group, the Normandy Four, the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission to Ukraine and the Joint Centre for Control and Coordination.

We urge Kiev to see that the ceasefire is strictly maintained to end the provocations along the demarcation line and to consistently fulfil the obligations it assumed within the Contact Group, on observing the “back to school” ceasefire. We cannot allow the process for a political resolution to the Ukrainian crisis to be jeopardised as a result of irresponsible actions, and we cannot miss this chance for a political settlement.

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s remarks and answers to questions at the Terra Scientia on Klyazma River National Educational Youth Forum, Vladimir Region, August 11, 2017

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Good afternoon,

Thank you for such a warm welcome. I have been invited for the third time running. I am very pleased to receive these invitations because it is very important for international relations professionals to talk to young people who are interested in diverse issues. All the more so since this forum has gathered sociologists and political scientists – professions that are very closely intertwined and, I believe, necessary to figure out what life is about, including international life.

I will share with you some of our assessments. I will not take up your time with long opening remarks because President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin has expressed his opinion on these issues more than once and our position is well known.

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