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  • Kremlin postpones indefinitely return of Russian ambassador to U.S.

    The return to the United States of Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov, who was recalled on March 21 after a series of harsh statements by President Joe Biden, is postponed indefinitely.

    “Antonov will not return to Washington in the near future,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told RIA Novosti.

    The decision will be made "depending on what steps will be taken by Washington on the bilateral track," he explained.

    "We expect that they will still be able to demonstrate a desire for …

  • Russia prepares for yet another round of ‘terrible sanctions’

    The U.S. has reached out to Russia in connection with the situation in southeastern Ukraine, said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.

    The contacts took place "at a high level" and the U.S. side "expressed concern” about “Moscow’s actions”, Ryabkov said.

    The Pentagon estimated that 4,000 troops and equipment were transferred to the border with Ukraine.

    "We are carrying out on our territory, on Russian territory, those steps that we consider necessary," Ryabkov reiterated the …

  • Third time in a week U.S. Air Force transport planes land in Ukraine amid escalation in Donbas

    In the last week, several heavy transport aircraft of the U.S. Air Force arrived in Ukraine. The first landed in Lviv on March 29. This aircraft flew from an airbase in Spain, which is used for the delivery of military cargoes to the Middle East and Africa.

    On April 4, another heavy military transport aircraft of the U.S. Air Force, C-17A Globemaster, with an unknown cargo landed in Lviv, Ukraine.

    Ukrainian blogger Oleg Sharp writes on his Telegram channel that three heavy transport aircraft …

  • China rejects Russia’s call to jointly respond to U.S. sanctions

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's trip to China, which took place at the moment when the United States began to prepare new packages of tough sanctions against Russia, seems to have ended without the desired result.

    Although Lavrov posed for the protocol photos in the mask FCKNG QRNTN and accompanied his visit with abundant anti-Western rhetoric, accusing the U.S. of stupidity and inability to conduct diplomacy and at the same time praising the power and political influence of China, he …

  • U.S. vows to support Ukraine in case of Russian aggression

    During a telephone conversation between Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Taran and U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, the U.S. side promised to support Ukraine in case of Russian aggression,reported the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense.

    The conversation took place on April 1 at the initiative of the United States. Taran spoke about the military and political aspects of the situation in the Donbas, Crimea and around Ukrainian borders.

    The Ukrainian Minister of Defense specifically focused on …

  • Kremlin: Russia is reviewing future relations with U.S.

    Russia is analyzing the actions of Joe Biden’s administration. After this Russian President Vladimir Putin will decide on further bilateral relations, said the Russian presidential press secretary, Dmitry Peskov.

    "The analysis is being carried out now. The actions taken by the new U.S. administration are being reviewed. It will take time for this analysis to be finished," Peskov said.

    After that, decisions will be made on how Moscow will build "our line," Peskov added, noting that according …

  • U.S. Senators urge Biden to accelerate sanctions against Nord Stream 2

    U.S. Senators Robert Menendez (New Jersey) and Jeanne Shaheen (from New Hampshire) sent a letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken calling for accelerated imposition of new sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 pipeline.

    "This pipeline must be stopped, and your leadership is required towards that end. We urge that the effort to build strong Nord Stream 2 sanctions packages be accelerated to meet the urgency of the moment," the Senators said in a letter.

    On March 18, the U.S. State Department …

  • Putin’s friend Prigozhin accuses Washington of trying to abduct him

    Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin, who is linked to the Russian private military company the Wagner Group, said that the U.S. authorities are planning to abduct him.

    "Evgeny Prigozhin appealed to the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation with a statement about his attempted abduction by U.S. citizens who are members of an organized criminal group," reads the statement of the Concord group controlled by Prigozhin.

    According to the businessman, the fact that Washington put him …

  • Russian Foreign Minister proposes to stop using US dollar for international payments

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has proposed to stop using the dollar and international payment systems in response to U.S. sanctions, reported the press service of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    Lavrov believes that the U.S. has set itself the task of "limiting the possibilities of technological development" of Russia and China. That is why Moscow should strengthen its economic independence.

    "That's why we need to reduce sanctions risks by strengthening our technological …

  • Biden refuses to talk to Putin

    The United States did not support Russian President Vladimir Putin's proposal to hold an urgent conversation with President Joe Biden to discuss the bilateral problems and strategic stability, said the press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

    Earlier, Putin instructed the Russian Foreign Ministry to reach out to the White House to organize an open discussion with Biden on March 18 or March 22.

    "Another opportunity to find a way out of the deadlock created by Washington in Russian- …