Contents tagged with Kremlin

  • Poroshenko: We know whom Kremlin wants to see in the second round of the elections in Ukraine

    During the speech at the Yalta European Strategy (YES) meeting in Kyiv, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that he knows whom the Russian Federation wants to see in the second round of Ukraine’s presidential elections.

    “In 4 years we have restored not only the army but also the intelligence. We have an accurate picture of the Kremlin's plans. We know whom they want to see in the second round, and thank God, my name is not there, “said Poroshenko.

    He added that Ukraine's future "in a …

  • Kremlin warns Google against 'interfering in Russian elections'

    Google, which owns YouTube, has entered into discussions with “the Russian competent authorities” regarding the videos posted by Russian oppositionist Alexei Navalny calling for protests against pension reform, stated Andrey Klimov, chairman of the Russian Federation Council’s temporary commission on protection of state sovereignty.

    “This gives reason to hope for the possibility of preventing interference in the Russian elections by the mentioned American corporation,” he said. If Google …

  • Kremlin responds to Trump's call to stop military operation in Syrian Idlib

    The press secretary of the Russian president Dmitry Peskov believes that U.S. President Donald Trump’s call to prevent attacks in the Syrian province of Idlib is a manifestation of a "noncomprehensive approach" to assessing the situation in the region.

    "The situation in Idlib continues to be a topic of special concern in Moscow, Damascus, Ankara and Tehran. A nest of terrorism was formed there [in Idlib], "Peskov told journalists.

    He commented on the statement of the American leader, who …

  • Kremlin: tensions in Donbas increasing after Zakharchenko’s murder

    Dmitry Peskov, the spokesman of the Russian President, told journalists that the death of the head of Donetsk People's Republic is “a provocation leading to increased tension in the region” and “does not contribute to the reconciliation of the situation” in the east of Ukraine, TASS reported.

    "The death of Zakharchenko undoubtedly leads to increased tension in the region, which in itself, of course, does not contribute to the formation of conditions for at least a prospect to start …

  • Kremlin to pay for Russian oligarch’s escape from London Stock Exchange

    The Russian government has decided to assist Russian billionaire Alisher Usmanov, who holds the 10th place on the Forbes list of wealthiest Russians ($12.5 billion), to delist MegaFon shares from the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and to buy out minority shareholders, reports.

    Leading up to the buyback, scheduled for August 22, in which MegaFon plans to buy 20.8% of its own shares and depository receipts, the company has received massive investments from the largest government banks. …

  • Kremlin calls new US sanctions unlawful

    The US sanctions against Russia that will come into force on August 22 are unlawful. They negatively affect international trade, Russian President’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov told Kommersant FM radio. He also stressed that “such restrictions will certainly affect the entire international trade.”

    “We are aware that the bill has been prepared. We are familiar with the content of the bill. It has been published on their internet resources. We have carefully studied it and we consider that it …

  • Kremlin: Russia is ready for sanctions against Nord Stream-2 pipeline

    Russia is ready for the possible introduction of new US sanctions against the participants in the construction of the Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline, announced Vladimir Dzhabarov, the first deputy chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, as reported by RIA Novosti.

    According to the senator, sanctions “will inevitably be introduced”. Moreover, he said that Washington should not expect them to stop the construction of the gas pipeline or facilitate the refusal from the side of any participant. “ …

  • Kremlin refuses to save Russian ruble

    The ruble’s latest collapse will not force the Russian government to stop buying foreign currency on the Moscow Exchange, the Central Bank of Russia warned.

    The dollar’s 3.6 and the euro’s 2.8 ruble spike are “the market’s natural reaction” to the threat of new sanctions, and currency interventions, during which the Finance Ministry has already bought more than $30 billion and plans to buy another $6 billion in August, will continue, the regulator said in a statement released on Friday.

    The …

  • Kremlin considers expropriating surplus profits of Russian metal and oil producers

    Andrei Belousov, assistant to the Russian President, suggested withdrawing 513.7 billion rubles ($ 7.7 billion) of super profits of metallurgical and petrochemical companies such as Severstal, Mechel, Polyus, Alrosa, Nornikel, Sibur, and others. Belousov suggested using these funds to cover the expenses required to  implement Putin's decrees. According to Vedomosti, the President of Russia wrote “I agree” on the proposal.

     “It is very important what the President has approved. The President …

  • Kremlin calls staged killing of journalist Babchenko 'anti-Russian provocation'

    Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that the staged killing of Arkady Babchenko in a special SBU (Security Service of Ukraine) operation and the accusations made against Russia for organizing it are a “Russophobic lie”.

     “Immediately after the rumors of the murder of A.A. Babchenko began, corresponding statements were made by the Ukrainian Prime Minister and other officials, directly accusing Russia of involvement in this. Now the Ukrainian authorities have completely taken a course to …