The Russia position as regards settlement of the situation in Iraq is as follows: "if we want the Iraqis to restore their country's sovereignty, it will require working out a detailed plan of sovereignty restoring," a source in the Russian delegation at Geneva negotiations on Iraq between the five UN Security Council permanent members told RIA Novosti.
According to him, a "roadmap" for Iraq could be such a programme.
"It would define the timeframe for setting up a transitional government and forming a constitutional assembly. In the future, it is necessary to prepare a constitution and elect permanent international recognised authorities," the Russian diplomat said.
Putin's official spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on remarks in the US media about failures in launching nuclear-capable missiles in Russia
More than 5.8 million people voted for Nicholas Maduro at the presidential election in Venezuela. This is more than a quarter of registered voters. Why did those people vote for the man, who, as Western media write, took Venezuela to the brink of collapse?
It has long been understood that the West has been trying to subject Russian borders to total control. We have not seen such activity even during the Cold War