The first stage of Russia's evacuation of its nationals from Iraq has proceeded without incident, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov reported Monday to President Vladimir Putin and the rest of the cabinet, the Russian presidential press office reported.
Lavrov was quoted as saying: 'We forced no one to leave, every decision was made by the individual involved in consultation with his company. No contracts have been broken. All remain in effect. Work will resume as soon as that can be done safely. The situation remains difficult. It is too early to talk of improvement.'
The co-author of this disaster is the Dutch government, which did not find either strength or desire to save the lives of its citizens who were flying on that plane. The Dutch authorities did not demand Ukraine to comply with international aviation regulations
On the second day of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, a plenary meeting was held, in which Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Chinese Vice President Wang Qishan and IMF head Christine Lagarde took part