Contents tagged with Donald Trump

  • Putin speaks about Trump’s position on Crimea

    President of the United States Donald Trump believes that it was unlawful for Russia to annex the peninsula of Crimea, Russian President Vladimir Putin stated in his press conference following talks with Trump in Helsinki.

    “The position of President Trump regarding the Crimea is known, he stands by it. He talks about the illegality of the annexation of Crimea to the Russian Federation. We have a different point of view. We believe that we held a referendum in strict accordance with …

  • German Foreign Minister warns Trump against unilateral agreements with Putin

    During recent talks held in Helsinki, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned U.S. President Donald Trump against partaking in unilateral agreements with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Elaborating on his point, Maas stressed to Bild Newspaper that in particular, such agreements with Russia could cost the United States partners in Europe.

    “Dialogue requires clarity,” Maas stated. “And President Trump’s system of coordination lacks clarity. He who offends his partner risks losing them in …

  • Lithuanian president calls Trump’s pressure on NATO allies 'positive aggression'

    On the sidelines of the NATO summit in Brussels, Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaitė described the pressure placed by US President Donald Trump on NATO allies with respect to defense financing as “positive aggression” which resulted in success, Interfax-Ukraine reports.

     “We confirm once again that President Trump’s pressure worked. Something I call ‘positive aggression’, in a good sense,” Grybauskaitė said.

    This was the Lithuanian president’s take on the unplanned meeting of NATO leaders …

  • NATO Commander claims Baltic presence is vital to counter Russian aggression  

    NATO's deployment of additional resources to the Baltic region despite Russia's opposition was a "necessary step" based on Moscow's "aggressive actions," the NATO supreme commander Europe, Curtis Scaparrotti says.   Speaking to Radio Liberty on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Brussels on July 12, Scaparrotti said that "four battalions is not a threat to Russia," referring to the additional forces stationed on the alliance's eastern flank and in Poland in recent months. According to him, it …

  • Ukrainian President Poroshenko discusses with Trump his upcoming meeting with Putin

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the US President, Donald Trump, spoke about the upcoming meeting in Helsinki (Finland) where the US leader and Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet, said Poroshenko on the sidelines of the NATO summit in Brussels.

    “We very thoroughly discussed President Trump’s upcoming meeting, which will take place in Helsinki on Monday, July 16. We also thoroughly discussed the issue of “Nord Stream-2”- stated Poroshenko.

    Poroshenko said that he told his …

  • NATO promises to increase its presence in Eastern Europe

    On Wednesday, July 11, at the NATO summit in Brussels, NATO leaders adopted a new final declaration.  A significant part of it is devoted to the Alliance’s relations with Russia.  “We continue to respond to the deteriorated security environment by enhancing our deterrence and defense posture, including a forward presence in the eastern part of the Alliance. Moreover, the Alliance has suspended all practical civilian and military cooperation between NATO and Russia ‘while remaining open to …

  • Putin prays before meeting with Trump

    Russian President Vladimir Putin left on Wednesday for his annual trip to Valaam.The Kremlin’s press service reported that Putin “attended a solemn liturgy at the Valaam Monastery Transfiguration Cathedral, which was conducted by Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and all Rus, and then walked along the cloister with the Patriarch”.

    The visit took place on the church memorial day for the miracle-workers Venerable Sergius and Herman. Last year on July 11 the Russian president also traveled to the …

  • Ukrainian President wishes Trump success in his negotiations with Putin

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko wished the President of the United States, Donald Trump success in negotiations with Russian President Vladimir Putin, which will take place in Helsinki on July 16. In his article for Financial Times, Poroshenko stated that the “nothing about Ukraine without Ukraine” approach was agreed.

    “This is a significant week for Ukraine as it faces substantial challenges to its security and stability. It started with Monday’s Ukraine-EU summit in Brussels, followed …

  • Canadian Ambassador to Ukraine: return of Russia to G7 is not discussed

    The return of Russia to the G7 has not yet been discussed, stated Canadian Ambassador to Ukraine Roman Waschuk.

    “There are no negotiations because there is no consensus. Other partners have said that they don’t foresee the return of Russia. People may have their own impulsive ideas about it, but nothing is being discussed at the moment,” said Waschuk.

    As was previously reported, before the G7 summit in June, U.S. President Donald Trump said that the G7 should allow Russia back to the …

  • US conducts military exercises in the Black Sea ahead of Trump and Putin meeting

    One week before the meeting of Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump in Helsinki, the US Navy has begun large-scale exercises in the Black Sea.

    The Sea Breeze 2018 exercise was initiated on Monday, involving Ukraine’s Black Sea Fleet and forces from 18 NATO countries, a total of more than 2,000 military personnel, as well as 30 ships and military aircraft. The USS Mount Whitney, flagship of the US 6th Fleet, was deployed in the Black Sea to take part in the drills, serving as the command center for …