No Merger of Russia, Belarus, Just ‘Living Integration’, Kremlin Says after Putin-Lukashenko Meeting
No actual “merger” of Russia and Belarus, its closest ally, is on the way, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated on Friday, in the wake of yesterday’s meeting of the presidents of the two countries, Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko in…
No Big War in Donbass Coming, Both Russia and Ukraine Got What They Wanted, Russian Journalist Says
The recently escalating tensions between Russia and Ukraine and Russia and the West over the lingering war in the Donbass region in Eastern Ukraine have subsided, and so has the threat of big interstate war as both Moscow and Kyiv…
Putin ‘Outlines’ to Biden Vague ‘Approaches’ to Political Settlement of Donbass War in Ukraine
In his call with US President Joe Biden on Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin has “outlined approaches to a political settlement” of the ongoing Donbass War in Eastern Ukraine, the Kremlin press serviced announced in a release.
Biden Offers Putin US-Russian Summit Meeting ‘in Third Country’ in Phone Call over Ukraine War Escalation
US President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation on Tuesday, seemingly focused on the escalation in the ongoing war in Ukraine, with the American leader proposing a bilateral summit meeting “in a third country,” the…
Russia Will Strive to Keep Its Leader Nuclear, Space Power Status, Putin Says on 60th Anniversary since Gagarin Flight
Russian must preserve and develop further its status as a nuclear and space power, President Vladimir Putin declared on Monday, April 12, 2021, on the occasion of the 60th anniversary since the first manned flight in space – that of…
Turkey Wants to Use Its S-400 Missiles under ‘Crete Model’ as Greece Uses Russian S-300s, Defense Minister Says
Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar decalred on Tuesday that Turkey was going to start negotiations with NATO in order to be able to use the S-400 missile systems, which it purchased from Russia in a highly problematic deal that strained…
For the First Time Egyptian Navy Goes to Black Sea for Joint Drills with Russia
For the first time a group of vessels from the Egyptian Navy has arrived at the Russian Black Sea port of Novorossiysk for joint naval drills.
‘Friends in Need’ Russia, China Coming to Belarus’ Aid, Embattled Leader Lukashenko Says
Embattled Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, who has been facing mass street protests demanding his resignation since early August 2020, has praised the support that his regime has been receiving from “friends in need” Russia and China.
Putin Deems New US Sanctions against Russia ‘Special Cynicism’ as Moscow Hit over Ukraine, Election Meddling
Russian President Vladimir Putin has declared that if the bill on new US sanctions against Russia is adopted, that would constitute “special cynicism”.
Erdogan Sees ‘No Harm’ in Turkey’s Purchase of Russian Missiles S-400 despite NATO Criticism
There will be “no harm” in Turkey’s upcoming purchase of a S-400 ballistic missile system from Russia, Turkish President Recep Erdogan has said, retorting to NATO criticism over the long-negotiated arms deal between Ankara and Moscow.
Ukraine, Georgia Denounce ‘Common Aggressor’ Russia, Pro-Russian Separatists
Former Soviet republics with pro-Western governments Ukraine and Georgia are going to coordinate their efforts to reclaim areas taken by pro-Russian separatists, Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has declared on a visit to Georgia.
EU Adopts Deal That Ignited West’s Rift with Russia Rift: Ukraine’s Association Agreement
The European Council, the top decision-making body of the European Union, has approved Ukraine’s embattled Association Agreement with the EU – the deal that ignited the 2013-2014 pro-Western Euromaidan revolution in Ukraine leading Russia‘s leader Vladimir Putin to react by…
Turkey’s ‘Rift with West’ Paving Way for S-400 Missile Deal with Russia, Moscow’s First with NATO Member, Russian Paper Says
What is described as Turkey’s widening “rift with the West” may clear the way for its purchase of a S-400 ballistic missile system from Russia, a deal which is still in the making but has come closer to being realized,…