Contents tagged with Kremlin

  • Kremlin demands that Google put Russian propagandist’s video channel on YouTube Trending section

    Russian media watchdog, Roskomnadzor, said that it sent a letter to Google demanding to remove the restrictions imposed on the YouTube channel "Solovyov LIVE" and put it back on YouTube’ “Trending” section.

    "As it became known, since October of this year, the channel's videos do not appear on "Trending" section, although earlier it happened regularly. This situation can be regarded as an attempt by the YouTube administration to limit the distribution of the material of the popular Russian …

  • Kremlin claims it is ready for U.S. sanctions against Russian national debt

    Possible U.S. sanctions against the Russian government's borrowing will be "fairly painless" and the Russian government has prepared for such a development, said First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov in an interview with TASS news agency ahead of the forum "Strong Ideas for a New Time."

    "For us, it (purchase of the Russian OFZ (Russian government federal loan bonds)) is not a high-risk story, because all the time our American colleagues warned us that they are going to kill it all. The …

  • Russia threatens to sever ties with the European Union

    EU's leaders do not have enough respect to engage in dialogue with Russia, that is why it is time to renegotiate relations with the EU, stated Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, speaking at the Valdai Discussion Club.

    According to him, "it is time for Russia to stop looking back at the opinion and assessments of the European Union."

    "These are people who are responsible for foreign policy in the West and they do not understand the need for mutually respectful conversation. Perhaps we …

  • Kremlin sees no reason to open investigation into Navalny’s poisoning

    Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Kremlin does not yet see a reason to launch a criminal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

    According to him, first it is necessary to establish a substance, which caused Navalny to fall into into a coma. "We need a reason for an  investigation. For now, we are only stating that the patient is in a coma," Peskov said, as quoted by Meduza.

    Referring to accusations that …

  • Kremlin rejects Germany’s conclusion that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned

    The Kremlin called the German doctors’ conclusion that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned, hasty and incorrect.

    "We do not understand why our German colleagues are in such a hurry, using the word "poisoning". This version was one of the first to be considered by our doctors, but the substance has not yet been established," said Russian Presidential spokesperson Dmitry Peskov.

    According to him, "Russian medical analysis matches the one provided by German doctors, but the …

  • Austria expels Russian diplomat for espionage

    Austria is expelling a Russian diplomat, reported TASS citing Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. According to the Ministry, the Russian's actions are contrary to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

    According to Kronen Zeitung, the diplomat is suspected of industrial espionage and must leave Austria by September 1. This is the first time a Russian Foreign Ministry employee has been expelled from Austria.

    According to the sources of the newspaper, the Russian diplomat is suspected …

  • Kremlin says no Russian troops are needed in Belarus, instead sends a team of propagandists to Minsk

    The Kremlin does not see the need to deploy troops to Belarus, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov.

    He noted that the military assistance obligations stipulated in the Collective Security Treaty apply only to the cases when an external attack had been carried out on a member country.

    "There really are a number of obligations of the parties provided for mutual assistance. But you know that now there is no such need, and the Belarusian leadership itself has …

  • Kremlin: Russia will supply weapons to Donbas in response to U.S. military assistance to Ukraine

    Leonid Kalashnikov, chairman of the State Duma Committee for CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots, said that if the United States passes a bill to allocate military assistance to Ukraine, it "could make" Russia think about arms supplies to the territories of the Donbas which are not under Kyiv’s control, reports Interfax.

    "I believe that $300 million in the U.S. military assistance to Ukraine opens the door for us to help the people against whom they want to use …

  • Kremlin: Russian weapons sales remain high, payments impossible to obtain due to sanctions

    Demand for Russian weapons abroad remains consistently high, Sergey Chemezov, the CEO of the Russian state corporation Rostec, said at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Despite the U.S. sanctions against Rosoboronexport, which is a subsidiary of Rostec and serves as an intermediary for Russia’s arms exports and imports, the portfolio of orders for military-technical cooperation remains at $51.1 billion, Chemezov said.

    "It's a big deal, and we've had that much for the third year, …

  • Kyiv: Kremlin spends $5 billion a year on war in Donbas

    According to Oleksii Reznikov, Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister for The Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories, Moscow spends about $5 billion a year on waging war in the Donbas.

    He said this in an interview with LB.ua.

    The Deputy Prime Minister believes that Russia has agreed to a comprehensive truce because the war has been going on for six years and requires a lot of expenses, including the support of pro-Russian militants’ groups.

    "The question remains: how much longer …