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EU's leaders do not have enough respect to engage in dialogue with Russia, that is why it is time to renegotiate relations with the EU, stated Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, speaking at the Valdai Discussion Club.
According to him, "it is time for Russia to stop looking back at the opinion and assessments of the European Union."
"These are people who are responsible for foreign policy in the West and they do not understand the need for mutually respectful conversation. Perhaps we …
Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the Kremlin does not yet see a reason to launch a criminal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the poisoning of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.
According to him, first it is necessary to establish a substance, which caused Navalny to fall into into a coma. "We need a reason for an investigation. For now, we are only stating that the patient is in a coma," Peskov said, as quoted by Meduza.
Referring to accusations that …
The Kremlin called the German doctors’ conclusion that Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was poisoned, hasty and incorrect.
"We do not understand why our German colleagues are in such a hurry, using the word "poisoning". This version was one of the first to be considered by our doctors, but the substance has not yet been established," said Russian Presidential spokesperson Dmitry Peskov.
According to him, "Russian medical analysis matches the one provided by German doctors, but the …
Austria is expelling a Russian diplomat, reported TASS citing Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. According to the Ministry, the Russian's actions are contrary to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.
According to Kronen Zeitung, the diplomat is suspected of industrial espionage and must leave Austria by September 1. This is the first time a Russian Foreign Ministry employee has been expelled from Austria.
According to the sources of the newspaper, the Russian diplomat is suspected …
The Kremlin does not see the need to deploy troops to Belarus, said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov.
He noted that the military assistance obligations stipulated in the Collective Security Treaty apply only to the cases when an external attack had been carried out on a member country.
"There really are a number of obligations of the parties provided for mutual assistance. But you know that now there is no such need, and the Belarusian leadership itself has …
Leonid Kalashnikov, chairman of the State Duma Committee for CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots, said that if the United States passes a bill to allocate military assistance to Ukraine, it "could make" Russia think about arms supplies to the territories of the Donbas which are not under Kyiv’s control, reports Interfax.
"I believe that $300 million in the U.S. military assistance to Ukraine opens the door for us to help the people against whom they want to use …
Demand for Russian weapons abroad remains consistently high, Sergey Chemezov, the CEO of the Russian state corporation Rostec, said at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Despite the U.S. sanctions against Rosoboronexport, which is a subsidiary of Rostec and serves as an intermediary for Russia’s arms exports and imports, the portfolio of orders for military-technical cooperation remains at $51.1 billion, Chemezov said.
"It's a big deal, and we've had that much for the third year, …
According to Oleksii Reznikov, Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister for The Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories, Moscow spends about $5 billion a year on waging war in the Donbas.
He said this in an interview with LB.ua.
The Deputy Prime Minister believes that Russia has agreed to a comprehensive truce because the war has been going on for six years and requires a lot of expenses, including the support of pro-Russian militants’ groups.
"The question remains: how much longer …
The Russian parliament, the State Duma, approved in the third reading amendments to the law on the Federal Security Service (FSB), prohibiting the publication and distribution of materials about the FSB without the permission of the agency's leadership, reports Novoye Vremya news outlet.
The law outlines the measures for the observance of professional confidentiality by military personnel, federal civil servants, current and former employees of the FSB.
According to the law, protected …
Russia will deploy medium and shorter-range missiles near EU borders if U.S. missiles are deployed in Europe, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko told Interfax.
According to him, the missiles will be deployed along the borders with Baltics and Poland, if the U.S. moves missiles previously deployed in Germany to these regions, as proposed by the U.S. Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher.
"Those countries that are now literally fighting for the American military presence in …