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.'
In response to the unlawful December 1 arrest and detention of Chinese tech giant Huawei's chief financial officer Sabrina Meng Wanzhou by Canadian authorities in Vancouver at the behest of the Trump regime, facing possible unacceptable extradition to the US, Beijing warned its high-tech personnel last month against traveling to America unless it's essential.
Rescuers found the pilot of one of the two Su-34 fighters that had collided in midair in the Far East on January 18