Contents tagged with relations

  • Congress adopts ban on providing funds for bilateral military cooperation with Russia

    The US House of Representatives adopted a draft defense budget for 2017. The document, published on the Congress’s website, establishes a ban on providing funds for bilateral military cooperation between the US and Russia.

    In particular, the document states that it is prohibited to allocate funds for military cooperation between the two countries unless the Pentagon can assure Congress that Russia "has stopped the occupation of the territory of Ukraine and its aggressive actions that threaten …

  • The Kremlin believes that relations between Russia and the United States are at an all-time low

    Russian authorities hope to resume dialogue with the United States under President Donald Trump, but acknowledge that the normalization process will not be fast, because relations are now at their lowest, according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

    “It is hardly possible to spoil something in these relations. They are at their lowest, but certainly we expect that the dialogue will be resumed, and a difficult and slow process of turning relations in a constructive direction will begin,” …

  • Putin and Trump agree that international terrorism is the common enemy

    On November 14, Vladimir Putin, the President of the Russian Federation contacted his future colleague, the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump by telephone by mutual agreement, the Presidential Administration of Russia reported.

    According to the Kremlin’s website, Putin and Trump agreed on the extremely poor current state of U.S.-Russian relations. They also favored active joint work towards normalization of these relations and working towards constructive cooperation. …

  • EU leaders to discuss possibility of improving relations with Russia during summit in October

    The EU leaders will review the state of their relations with Russia and whether it will be possible to improve them during the upcoming summit, which will be held between the 20th and the 21st of October, as reported by Reuters.

    This issue was put on the agenda after a number of EU member countries started to express growing irritation with the economic sanctions against Moscow, which were imposed by Brussels due to Russia’s role in the crisis in Ukraine. However, according to Reuters, the …

  • Russia lifts ban on charter flights to Turkey

    A ban, which was in force for almost a year, on charter flights from Russia to Turkey has been lifted by Moscow.

    The corresponding draft resolution was submitted to the government on the 28th of August by the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation. It was signed by Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. The document can be seen on the website of the Russian government.

    The ban was imposed after Turkey shot down a Russian Su-24 fighter plane in November 2015.

    The press secretary of …

  • Ukrainian Ambassador in France: Relations between Paris and Kiev may deteriorate

    After the elections in France next year, relations with Kyiv may deteriorate. The Ambassador of Ukraine to France, Oleh Shamshur, expressed this opinion in an interview with Europeyska Pravda.

    According to him, potential successors to the current president Hollande – Le Pen and Sarkozy – have not yet spoken about their vision for the Normandy group (Ukraine, Russia, France and Germany); however, their position regarding the restoration of relations with Russia does not favor Ukraine.

    "2017 …

  • To protect Ukrainian citizens in Russia, Kiev will not sever diplomatic relations with Moscow

    The director-general of the Directorate General for Policy and Communications, Oleksii Makeiev, explained that the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs maintains diplomatic relations with Russia in order to protect Ukrainian citizens living in Russia and to free political prisoners, Ukrainian News reports.

    “Diplomatic institutions and consular offices in the Russian Federation perform the most important tasks: protection of citizens, protection of political prisoners, and we are doing our …

  • Putin: We are striving to restore relations with Turkey

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has expressed hope for the development of relations with Ankara. According to TASS news agency, Putin expressed a need to make a sincere effort to restore relations with Turkey.

    “We are sincerely committed to restoring relations with Turkey, a country with whom we have unique relations, cooperation and interactions which have evolved and developed over the past years,” Putin continued.

    He added that the recent visit of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan …

  • Poll: Russians prefer Trump over Clinton

    Interfax announced on Tuesday, June 7th, that according to the Public Opinion Foundation, more Russians are in favor of Donald Trump becoming U.S. President than former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

    28% of Russians considered Trump's victory in the U.S. Presidential Elections more important for Russia than that of a Clinton victory (9%). 14% of the respondents believe that the relationships between the United States and Russia can improve with Trump while 6% of the respondents believe …

  • Azerbaijani official: Baku pushes for reconciliation between Russia and Turkey

    The Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan on Socio-Political Affairs, Ali Hasanov, said that Baku makes every effort to push for reconciliation between Russia and Turkey, as stated on TV channel ANS as well as on on Monday, March 21st."We are trying to reconcile the relationship between Turkey and Russia, so that these countries will find their common interests and build the relationship, looking to the future, not looking back at the past," he said.Hasanov stressed that due to the …