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Putin to Assad: Invite Trump to Damascus
During his recent visit to Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin advised his Syrian colleague Bashar al-Assad to invite US President Donald Trump to Damascus, according to a story presented on the TV channel Russia 1 during the program “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin”. The topic came up while the leaders of the two countries were meeting with Patriarch John X of Antioch and discussing a statement about the Apostle Paul, who went to Damascus.
Commenting on the story, Assad joked that if Trump were to …
Ukrainian Foreign Minister: Merkel is not offended after she was mentioned in Zelensky-Trump conversation
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko said that no one should be surprised because of the words that leaders of different countries use in confidential telephone conversations, reports German news agency RND.
According to Prystaiko, Trump "reminded" Zelensky that "because of their geographical proximity, the Europeans should do more for the security" of Ukraine, and the Ukrainian President agreed with Trump.
Prystaiko also said that German Chancellor Angela Merkel is not offended by the …
Zelensky claims he did not know US military aid for Ukraine was frozen when he spoke to Trump
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said that when he spoke to US President Donald Trump on the phone, he was unaware that the US was blocking part of its military assistance. He also said that the Trump impeachment scandal is not influencing his work.
“With all respect to our strategic partner, Ukraine is independent and we have higher priority problems,” he responded at a press conference after meeting with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven.
On December 3, citing former Ukrainian …
Director General of Ukraine’s Defense Concern: some company’s advisers are appointed by Trump
Aivaras Abromavicius, director of the Ukrainian defense industry conglomerate UkrOboronProm, told Ukrinform in an interview that some of his advisers are foreigners, and one of them was delegated by US President Donald Trump.
Abromavicius said that he has three advisers on a pro bono basis. “I hope to see them on the staff as soon as possible,” he added. “We also have foreign advisers, even one delegated by Donald Trump himself. For example, [Donald] Winter, former US Navy Secretary. He is the …
Syrian President Assad: Trump is the best President in US history
In an interview with Syrian TV channels, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad called Donald Trump "the best President in US history," reports the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA).
Assad explained his opinion by the fact that Trump is not trying to hide his true intentions but openly announces them. According to Assad, the American President directly says: "We want oil," or "we want to get rid of someone," or "we want to provide services for money." "This is the reality of American politics," said …
Kremlin calls Trump's letter to Erdogan 'unusual'
On Thursday, the Kremlin commented on US President Donald Trump's letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, calling its tone highly unusual for correspondence between Presidents. The American President asked his Turkish counterpart not to be a "tough guy" and "a fool."
On Wednesday, the White House published Trump's letter to Turkish President, which was sent on October 9. The American President urged his Turkish counterpart to stop the offensive in Northeastern Syria and recommended …
Former ambassador: Ukraine didn’t give permission to declassifying Trump-Zelensky phone call
Former Ukrainian Ambassador to the US Valeriy Chaly confirmed to the LB.ua in an interview that Ukraine has not agreed to declassify the transcripts of the phone calls between US President Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky.
“If Ukraine agrees to publish the relevant phone call, according to procedure, it must agree to declassify it… Phone calls have a certain restricted access. In the US, it’s very closely regulated, you saw an example of this in the last scandal, …
US Ambassador to Russia: Big plans for Trump-Putin meeting were abandoned
Russian President Vladimir Putin could have visited Washington at the start of the year, and US President Donald Trump could have visited Russia in the second half, retiring US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman told Kommersant in an interview.
When asked whether such an option was actually considered, Huntsman nodded.
The two leaders’ plans changed due to the incident at the Kerch Strait in which Ukrainian sailors were captured by Russian border guards. “Yes. I won’t go into the details, but …
Kremlin: publication of Zelensky and Trump conversation transcript shows the danger of negotiating with US
Official Representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said on a Channel One Russia that the transcript publication of te telephone conversation between the US President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky showed that it is dangerous to negotiate with Washington, reports TASS news agency.
"I agree with many assessments that this [publication of the transcript] certainly changes the form of relations between countries, between presidents, and between …
Ukrainian President Zelensky plans another visit to the US
An aide to the Ukrainian President, Andriy Yermak said that Zelensky will make another official visit to the United States, reports TSN TV channel.
According to Yermak, during the meeting in New York, Trump and Zelensky discussed the possibility of the next visit.
"This conversation [that launched the impeachment procedure on Trump] is in the past. And now the presidents discussed other questions. President Trump made an emphasis on important issues. He said that Secretary of State is …