Contents tagged with Kerry

  • Kerry on the deployment of UN peacekeepers in the Donbas: We need to make sure that this is not a trap

    During the Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting in Kyiv, Former US Secretary of State John Kerry stated that he  is concerned that the deployment of a UN peacekeeping mission in the combat zone in the Donbas may be unsafe and turn out to be a trap.

    "[With respect to certain UN forces], you have to be really careful that it is not a trap. If you’ve got this exclusively on the line of contact, then this can conceivably become the de facto recognition of this line of contact as meaning …

  • Kerry claims that the United States spent more than $3 billion on countering Russian aggression

    The U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry, stated at a recent press conference that the United States has been consistent in the support of its allies and partners in Europe against the background of threats which emerged from the outbreak of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, and that the U.S. had spent more than $3 billion on this support, Ukrinform reported.

    “We strongly advocated for and supported Ukraine in transatlantic space. We responded to Russian provocations by extending support to …

  • Lavrov is frustrated by meetings with the United States about Syria

    Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that Russia is frustrated with the progress of the meetings with the United States about Syria in Geneva. According to him, there have been results, but everything is being hampered by the inability to distinguish the terrorists from the opposition. This was said by the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry on air with the Russian television station Russia 24, RIA Novosti reports.

    “The meetings are producing results, but everything is held back by the very …

  • Lavrov reminded Kerry that the United States has not yet separated the opposition from the terrorists in Aleppo

    Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov conducted a telephone call with the secretary of state of the United States, John Kerry.

    As reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, a conversation initiated by the United States took place. Lavrov noted that illegal armed groups in eastern Aleppo and its so-called local council refuse to cooperate to resolve the situation.

    “It is emphasized that the Russian Aerospace Forces and Syrian Air Forces have not …

  • Kerry: Russia should focus on its economy, not on demonstrating its military power

    The United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, stated during a working visit to Mongolia on June 5th that the Russian Federation needs to focus on the retention of country’s economy, the press service of the U.S. agency reported. In addition, Kerry noted that Russia’s economy has slowed down because of its policy in relation to Ukraine.

    “In Russia, for example, there are no significant investments into the energy sector and the area of new technologies. The real slowdown of the economy has …

  • Obama and Kerry to attend NATO summit in Warsaw

    The US State Department confirmed that President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry will both attend the forthcoming NATO Summit in Warsaw in July, Radio Polsha reported.

    In his letter to the Polish people on the 225th anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution of Poland, Kerry wrote that he and Obama will visit Poland during the NATO summit, which will be an opportunity "to show the strength of the North Atlantic Alliance and to strengthen the union during these difficult …