The Russian Foreign Ministry has urged all the parties to the conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo to "exercise maximum restraint" and to search for ways toward a peaceful settlement in that republic and the entire Great Lakes area.
RIA Novosti was told at the Foreign Ministry's information and press department that the Russian government, which closely follows Congolese developments, is concerned over the recent exacerbation of the situation in the north-western part of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Russian Foreign Ministry deems it necessary to ensure unconditional compliance with the UN Security Council Resolution of March 20, 2003, which is aimed at stabilizing the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Being a permanent member of the UN Security Council, Russia took an active part in the elaboration of that resolution, ministry spokespeople pointed out.
"Russia and Turkey - From Cooperation to the Union. Why not? " - new article written by a well-known entrepreneur, politician (formerly a member of the Federation Council from Krasnodar and a PACE member), public figure Farhad Akhmedov - was published this week in several leading Russian media, and it claims to be a sensation which highlights various essential issues.