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  • Kremlin: Putin has not asked Trump to lift sanctions against Russia

    President Vladimir Putin has not asked US President Donald Trump to lift sanctions imposed on Russia, said the Russian President's press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, as cited by TASS.

    On March 30, Trump suggested before a phone conversation with Putin that the Russian leader would ask him to lift U.S. sanctions, AFP reported. "He's been asking for it for two years," Trump said.

    When asked by reporters whether Putin had asked for the sanctions to be lifted, Peskov said: "No, it's not so."

    On …

  • Indonesia considers buying American F-35s instead of Russian Su-35 fighter jets

    Indonesia’s Deputy Defense Minister Sakti Wahyu Trenggono assured that Jakarta has not canceled the purchase of 11 Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets from Russia. He denied rumors that the purchase of Su-35 fighter jets from Russia was cancelled because the pressure from US officials."We have never canceled it," Trenggono said, as quoted by CNN Indonesia.

    At the same time, Trenggono said that, at this time, Indonesia cannot buy the aircraft from Russia. According to him, there are still some obstacles. …

  • U.S. to send nuclear waste to Russia

    The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has submitted an application to the US Department of State to send a shipment of nuclear waste to Russia, MBH Media reports, citing Vladimir Slivnyak, a representative of the public organization Ecodefense.

    "It is difficult to say with absolute certainty what it is being prepared there. We recently received a document from the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. We know that there is a process of coordination for transportation, quite possibly with the …

  • ‘Putin’s chef’ intends to sue US authorities for $50 billion

    Concord, which is owned by Evgeny Prigozhin, a close associate of Vladimir Putin, is preparing a lawsuit against the U.S. authorities, accusing them of illegal prosecution and sanctions. According to Prigozhin’s statement, which was published by Concord’s press service, the amount of the lawsuit is $50 billion

    The businessman's statement comes after the U.S. Department of Justice asked the court to drop charges against Russian companies Concord Management and Consulting and Concord Catering, …

  • U.S. urges EU to impose sanctions on ‘Putin’s Chef’

    Senate senior minority leader Chuck Schumer and four other senators have asked the European Union to impose sanctions on Russian businessman Evgeny Prigozhin because his of involvement in the meddling in the upcoming presidential election, the Foreign Relations Committee said in a statement.

    The senators accused the businessman and his companies of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

    "As the presidential election in the United States draws closer, our concerns about foreign …

  • Putin: U.S. wants to have Ukraine under its control at Russia’s expense

    The United States is trying to ensure the prosperity of Ukraine at the expense of Russia, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    "They [the U.S.] are courting Ukraine and taking it under control, but they want Ukraine to live off our money as well," said Putin in an interview with TASS for the special project "20 questions to Vladimir Putin."

    "They don't want to give them [Ukraine] money," Putin added

    According to Russian President, Russia is supporting Kyiv with funds that Moscow pays for …

  • US military patrol prevents Russian convoy from reaching oil field in northeastern Syria

    The Russian military convoy was unable to reach an oil field in Al Hasakah province in northeastern Syria via the M4 highway. Their way was blocked by the U.S. military, Anadolu reports, citing its sources on the ground.

    According to Anadolu, an American patrol arrived in the village of Tall Tamr in the western province of Al Hasakah, where it stopped a Russian military convoy consisting of four vehicles. As a result, the Russian military, which was traveling along the M4 motorway to the oil …

  • U.S. aircraft conduct reconnaissance flights near Russian bases in Syria

    Two U.S. Air Force aircraft alternately conducted long reconnaissance flights off the Syrian coast near the Russian Khmeimim airbase and the Russian Navy's logistics base in the port of Tartus.

    According to Interfax, a U.S. Air Force RC-135W reconnaissance aircraft was the first plane to be spotted near the Syrian and Lebanese coasts. It took off from Souda Bay Air Base on the island of Crete. The aircraft made a series of overflights at a distance of about 50-60 km from the Russian bases at …

  • U.S. forces block large Russian military convoy from travelling on a road in northern Syria

    U.S. military units once again blocked a Russian military convoy in northeastern Syria. The incident took place in the Syrian province of Hasaka, when Russian military equipment was being transported to one of the bases.

    "According to news reports, a large Russian military convoy tried to transport equipment passing through the Tal Tamr roundabout when it was blocked by an American patrol. A Russian military convoy reportedly tried to head towards the town of Qamishli when they were met by an …

  • Putin says Trump confessed to him about huge military spending

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said said that U.S. leader Donald Trump admitted that the US is spending too much on its military.

    "Donald [Trump] told me they [the US] have a crazy [military] budget passed for next year, $738 billion, in my opinion,” Putin said in an interview with the Russian news agency TASS.

    He added that the US president had " said this with regret" and said "too much spending." "I have to do it. He is generally a supporter of disarmament, as he says," Putin concluded. …