Contents tagged with Pompeo

  • U.S. assembles coalition against Nord Stream 2

    The United States intends to form a coalition to prevent the completion of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, said the U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo in an interview with Bild.

    "The United States believes that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline poses a risk to Europe, as it makes it dependent on gas coming from Russia, as well as threatens Ukraine. We hope that the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline will not be completed, we are working to create a coalition to prevent this from happening," said the …

  • U.S. State Department sends text messages to Russians offering 10 million reward for information on elections meddling

    Subscribers of several mobile operators in Russia began to receive SMS messages with an offer to receive 10 million dollars for "information about the Kremlin's interference in the American elections".

    The link, which appears in the message, leads to a section called "Rewards for Justice" on the U.S. State Department's official Twitter page. The American Embassy in Moscow confirmed that it is a real Twitter account of the State Department.

    Earlier, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo …

  • U.S. puts head of Chechnya Kadyrov on sanctions list

    The U.S. State Department has put the head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, on the sanctions list for "gross human rights violations," stated the U.S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

    Restrictions on Kadyrov are imposed under section 7031 of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2020.

    Under this provision, the U.S. Department of State must prohibit entry to a foreign civil servant if there is credible information that he was directly or …

  • Kremlin: Moscow awaits U.S. decision on possible Trump and Putin meeting in Osaka

    The Kremlin expressed hope that the meeting between the U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin will take place, stating that Moscow did not receive a definite decision on this matter from Washington, reports the Interfax news agency.

    “We know that Trump has spoken of his desire to meet, but unfortunately we can also state that, unfortunately, (the U.S .Secretary of State Mike) Pompeo did not bring any concrete proposals about organizing such a meeting on the sidelines …

  • US State Department prepares second package of sanctions against Russia for Skripal poisonings

    The US Department of State sent a second package of sanctions related to the poisonings of a former officer of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Russia, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter which took place in the UK to the head of department, Mike Pompeo, and the president of the United States, Donald Trump.

    Deputy Secretary of State Andrea Thompson spoke on the issue at a Senate hearing, as reported by Radio Svoboda.

    Thompson called the new sanctions part of an expanded strategy towards …

  • Pompeo threatens Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov with new sanctions

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who for the first time traveled in this capacity to Sochi to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and President Vladimir Putin, did not come empty-handed.

    After publicly announcing his desire to “improve relations with Russia”, “find common ground” and reach an agreement on Venezuela, Pompeo threatened the Russian leaders with new sanctions.

    A new sanction bill was put forward in the US House of Representatives on 10 May, only two days after …

  • U.S. Secretary of State urges Russia to release Ukrainian sailors

    Washington hopes that Moscow will be able to negotiate with the new government in Ukraine and release Ukrainian sailors who were detained in the Kerch Strait, stated U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Sochi, Interfax reports.

    "We want Russia to reach out to the new Ukrainian government to find a way out of this situation. We also urge the Russian government to release the representatives of the crew that were captured in the Kerch …

  • Putin and Pompeo met for an hour and a half

    The meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, which took place on Tuesday, May 14, in Sochi, lasted 1.5 hours as reported by Interfax.

    Presidential Aide for International Affairs Yury Ushakov and Director of the Foreign Intelligence Service of the Russian Federation Sergey Naryshkin represented Russia at the meeting. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman, Special Representative for Syria James Jeffrey and Acting Deputy Secretary of State Philip Reeker …

  • US Secretary of State heads to Russia for talks with Putin and Lavrov

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov this week. Pompeo’s visit to Russia will take place in a time of discord between the two countries on a number of critical issues, including the situation in Venezuela and Iran as well as Russia's interference in the 2016 US elections.

    Pompeo left for Moscow on Sunday. This will be his first visit to Russia as the leading representative of American diplomacy.

    Top US …

  • Kremlin: Putin has no plans to meet Trump in Osaka

    Responding to a question from journalists about a possible meeting between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump in Japan, the Press Secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov said that the preparation for it has not yet been initiated.

    "We have not planned the meeting; we did not talk about the meeting" — TASS quotes Peskov.

    At the same time, the Press Secretary of the President said that Putin's meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who is due to arrive in Sochi on 13-14 May, is …