Contents tagged with Kremlin

  • Kremlin: Russia is 'protecting' Europe from aggression

    Maria Zakharova, official spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry, said on Facebook that Russia is “protecting Europe from aggression”.

    “After Poroshenko said that Russia supposedly intends to capture Mariupol and Berdyansk, one can paraphrase his utterance with certainty: it is Russia that is protecting Europe from the barbarism, tyranny, terrorism, aggression and militarism that loom over our entire continent,” Zakharova wrote.

    At the same time, in an interview for the program “Moscow. …

  • Kremlin: Putin is ready for new contacts with Trump

    The Kremlin regrets the decision of the US administration to cancel the meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump at the G20 summit, the press secretary of the Russian leader Dmitry Peskov told reporters, TASS reported.

    “We regret the decision of the US administration to cancel the meeting between the two presidents to be held in Buenos Aires,” he said. Peskov said that this situation postponed the discussion of serious international and bilateral issues “ …

  • US wants to break Russia's influence on Armenia

    The Donald Trump’s administration aims to increase its influence in the post-Soviet territories in 2019, including the countries that remain key allies of Kremlin and are part of both the CSTO defense bloc and the Eurasian Economic Union.

    Analysts from the consulting company Stratfor warned that Washington’s immediate goal will be to strengthen relations with Armenia, where loyal to the Kremlin Prime Minister, Serzh Sargsyan, resigned in May as a result of the “velvet revolution” and mass …

  • Ukraine presents report at NATO Parliamentary Assembly on Kremlin’s ties to Taliban and ISIS

    The Ukrainian delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (PA) presented a report on the Kremlin’s ties to Islamist terrorist groups. The authors of the report devoted special attention to the support provided by Russia to the Islamic State, the Taliban in Afghanistan, and Hezbollah in Lebanon, reported Iryna Friz, MP from the Petro Poroshenco Bloc and head of the Ukrainian delegation.

    “The Taliban is the topic of a separate Parliamentary Assembly report which will be brought up for …

  • Kremlin prepares for Putin-Trump meeting

    Russian Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov said that Kremlin experts plan to prepare the agenda for the meeting of Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump during the coming G-20 Summit in Argentina, Interfax News reported. He said that during their meeting in Paris, the leaders of the two countries confirmed their intention to hold a meeting in Buenos Aires.

     “Saying goodbye in Paris, Trump said, “Well, see you in Buenos Aires!” Our president expressed an approval,” Ushakov said in an interview with the “ …

  • Kremlin preparing for sanctions on Russian Mir payment system

    The Bank of Russia is preparing for sanctions to be imposed on the Mir national payment system, which has been rolled out on a mandatory basis for all state employees. Preparation has been underway since August, when reports came out that the US may intensify its sanctions on Russia, stated Svetlana Romashkina, deputy head of the Central Bank’s national payment system department, at a meeting with bankers on Thursday. According to her, work was begun after the sanctions were announced “on TV”. …

  • Kremlin: Trump and Putin did not discuss the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty in Paris

    US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin did not discuss the fate of the  Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) treaty while they were in Paris, the press secretary of the Kremlin, Dmitry Peskov stated on Sunday, Interfax reported.

    Earlier, Russian information agencies reported that Putin stated that Moscow wants to resume the large-scale dialogue with the USA on the fate of the historical missile treaty concluded during the Cold War.

    Information agencies …

  • Kremlin: Putin and Trump to conduct ‘substantial meeting’ at the G-20 summit in Argentina

    Yuri Ushakov, advisor to the Russian president, reported that the leaders of Russia and the US would conduct a “substantial meeting” on the sidelines of the G20 summit which will be held from November 30th to December 1st in Argentina.

    Ushakov added that the planned meeting between Trump and Putin on November 11th in Paris would be short. The presidents of Russian and the US will fly to the French capital for the commemoration of the 100-year anniversary from the end of the First World War …

  • Medvedev issues a decree to protect Russian companies from sanctions

    In a governmental decree published on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev ordered measures to alleviate the negative influence of retaliatory sanctions against Russian companies.

    “The Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Economic Development should ensure a balance of commodity markets and eliminate the negative influence of the special economic sanctions on the activities of Russian organizations,” the document stated.

    The new …

  • Russia prepares sanctions against Ukraine

    The draft resolution on anti-Ukrainian sanctions is almost complete, TASS reports citing a source in the Russian government. The document concerns 360 companies and more than 50 individuals.

    “Shortly this document will be submitted for the Prime Minister’s signature, and after the signing, it will be published,” he said.

    The report does not specify which companies and individuals are listed in the draft resolution. However, according to the interlocutor, “there will be many interesting …