Contents tagged with Kremlin

  • Kremlin ‘dissatisfied’ that Kyiv is trying to ‘squeeze’ DPR and LPR representative out of Donbas talks

    Boris Gryzlov, Russia's representative at the talks of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) on the settlement of the conflict in the Donbass, said that Ukrainian representatives refuse to negotiate with members of the so-called Donetsk and Luhansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR),reports TASS.

    According to Gryzlov, the May 14 video conference of TCG was on the verge of failure because of such a position of the Ukrainian side. In particular, he said, the situation on Wednesday escalated at the …

  • Russia urges U.S. to resume joint space exploration

    “The Russian Foreign Ministry has noted the media reports that U.S. President Donald Trump allegedly has no plans to involve Russia in discussing plans for joint development of the Moon,” said Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.

    "Of course, we have noted these messages. They are perceived by us as a reflection of the well-known U.S. line on asserting its superiority in space and formulating such approaches to the space resource exploration, which, by and large, serve only the …

  • Kremlin: U.S. refuses to extend last nuclear weapons treaty with Russia

    The global nuclear weapons control system, created by the United States and the Soviet Union at the end of the Cold War, is steadily heading for collapse.

    Following the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF), the last agreement remaining from the 1970-1980 disarmament period, the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START I), may go to the dustbin of history.

    Jimmy Carter and Leonid Brezhnev, who signed the SALT II (Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty) in June 1979, agreed to limit the …

  • Russia sends the U.S. a bill for COVID-19 aid

    Washington received a bill from Moscow for medical and protective equipment delivered by Russia in April as "humanitarian aid." The U.S. must pay about $660,000, reports the Russian service of BBC.

    Earlier, the Kremlin claimed that it was a solely "humanitarian assistance," and Donald Trump publicly welcomed the Russian initiative: "It was a very nice gesture on behalf of President Putin and I could have said 'no, thank you' or I could have said 'thank you.' And it was a large plane of very …

  • Russia allocates new aid to Africa

    The Russian government will allocate $10 million from the federal budget to help African countries that are facing the threat of famine due to the locust invasion.

    The funds will go to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in the form of a voluntary target contribution from the Russian Federation, according to the decree of April 24 which has been published on Kremlin’s website

    Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia will each receive $3 million and $1 million will be allocated to South Sudan.

    The …

  • Kremlin: Russia will not reopen its borders this year

    The opening of Russia's borders is not expected this year, said Federation Council Speaker Valentina Matviyenko said on Rossiya 24 TV channel.

    According to her, Russians should not plan any foreign trips for at least the next year. "In recent years, our citizens have been traveling a lot, both abroad and within the country. One year is not a tragedy, is it? No foreign trips should be planned for this year, because not only Russia, but other countries will not fully remove restrictions very …

  • Missing high-ranking Moscow official found dead in Crimea

    Leonid Osharin, deputy head of Moscow's culture department, was found dead in Crimea, reported TASS citing a source in law enforcement agencies.

    "The deputy head of the capital's Department of Culture Leonid Osharin was found dead in Crimea. The cause of his death is being investigated," the source said, adding that no traces of violent death were found on the official's body.

    Osharin disappeared on March 26. According to the search and rescue team "MoscowSpas", at the end of March, they were …

  • Kremlin: Russia does not intend to cancel Victory Day parade

    The parade to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II will be held in Moscow in any case. said the press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov, as quoted by Interfax.

    Peskov said that no decisions have been made yet whether to postpone the parade. He added that this will be discussed later, taking into account the development of the epidemiological situation.

    "I can say one thing: no one should have any doubt that the Victory Parade and the Victory Day celebration will …

  • Kremlin: Russia is ready to cooperate in stabilizing global energy market

    Russia is in favor of joint coordinated actions to stabilize the global energy market. Such a position of the Russian Federation will be presented during today's video conference of OPEC member states, TASS reports, citing Putin's press secretary Dmitry Peskov.

    "All other details will be discussed during the working process at the teleconference, let's wait for it," the Kremlin spokesman added.

    Today’ OPEC talks is the second attempt to reach consensus after a failed meeting in Vienna in …

  • Despite coronavirus pandemic thousands of Russian soldiers rehearse for the Victory Day Parade

    The Office of the Russian President plans to hold a rehearsal of the Victory Parade with the participation of at least 9,000 servicemen. The proposed training date is May 7, MBH Media reports, citing a document published on the Kremlin’s website.

    The contract for the supply of printing products states that the Russian company TISSO will have to make 8,700 invitations for the rehearsal of the parade. The contract is worth 7.7 million rubles ($100,000 USD).

    Earlier, the Russian Defense Ministry …