Contents tagged with Russia

  • Belarus: Representatives of 7 countries will be present at Zapad-2017 military exercise

    Belarus invited representatives of seven countries and six international organizations to the Belarusian-Russian military exercise Zapad 2017 in the fall of 2017, as reported by the Ministry of Defense of Belarus on its website.

    The report emphasizes that "monitoring of the exercise has been organized in strict accordance with national legislation and international treaties."

    "Building on the practice of good-neighborliness and reciprocity, within the framework of the OSCE Vienna Document …

  • Venezuela’s President Maduro to visit Russia

    The President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro has planned a trip to Russia. "I am going to visit Russia soon. We will strengthen bilateral relations," Maduro said at a press conference in Caracas, RIA Novosti reports.

    According to the Venezuelan leader, his country intends to strengthen ties with Russia in the military-technical sphere.

    Earlier, Maduro said that the United States violated international law. "The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump threatens us with military …

  • Kremlin: Russia is preparing retaliatory measures in response to US sanctions

    The Russian Foreign Ministry is preparing to take countermeasures after the U.S. Department of the Treasury added four Russian citizens to the North Korea sanctions list, stated Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, as reported by the press service of the ministry.

    "The trend that had been set by the Barack Obama administration for a consistent undermining of bilateral relations has resumed. This is already the fourth such excess since the arrival of a new team into the White House. The …

  • Turchynov: During Zapad-2017 military exercises Kremlin will test its army’s readiness for war with West

    During the Zapad (“West”) 2017 exercises, the Kremlin will test how ready Russia is for a major war with the West, said NSDC (National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine) Secretary Oleksandr Turchynov.

    According to him, it has been officially declared that the exercises will involve roughly 13,000 military personnel, including roughly 3,000 from the Russian Armed Forces, and roughly 280 items of weaponry and military equipment and 25 items of aviation equipment. Aside from the armed …

  • Former Russian MP: Surkov delivered to Volker Moscow's response regarding possible supply by the US of lethal weapons for Ukraine

    At a meeting of the US Department of State's Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker and Russian Presidential Aide Vladislav Surkov, the issue of providing lethal weapons to Ukraine was discussed said Former State Duma deputy Ilya Ponomarev in an interview with InfoResist.

    The expert believes that discussion of the specific issue of granting lethal weapons to Ukraine will be a key topic during the visit of US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to the country.

    "The issue of deliveries of …

  • US Embassy in Russia: Crimeans should apply for an American visa in Kyiv

    Residents of the Crimea should apply for an American visa in Kyiv, as stated by the press service of the US Embassy in Russia, UNIAN reports.

    "The Crimea belongs to the consular district of the US Embassy in Kyiv. All applicants who permanently reside in the Crimea and are applying for immigrant visas and K (bride / groom) visas must apply for visas in Kyiv, regardless of their citizenship," the statement says.

    It is noted that consular fees paid in Ukraine can not be used for applying for a …

  • Russia to give Belarus $700 million loan ‘to strengthen friendly relations’

    This year Russia will lend Belarus $700 million. As follows from the Russian government’s directive published on the official legal information portal, Minsk will be obligated to repay this loan in 10 years.

    The funds will be allocated “towards the goal of further strengthening friendly relations” for the repayment of loans issued previously by Russia.

    Minsk must make repayments twice a year, on April 15 and October 15, over 10 years. The payment amount will grow from 2.5% of the amount …

  • Volker: Russian aggression in Ukraine is a risk for all Europe

    Russian aggression in Ukraine is a risk for all of Europe, said US State Department Special Representative for Ukraine Kurt Volker during a press conference in Vilnius.

    "We are gathered here while the fighting continues on the European continent, from here [to Donbas], which is less than two hours away by plane. This should not have happened at all, and now we must do everything to stop human suffering, as about 10,000 people have already died in the conflict, and millions have been forced to …

  • US introduces sanctions against four Russians over North Korean ties

    The US has added four Russians and one Russian company to the North Korea sanction list, the Ministry of Finance website announced on Tuesday, August 22.

    Russian citizens Irina Huish, Ruben Kirakosyan, Mikhail Pisklin and Andrey Serbin were placed under sanctions. The list also includes Russian company Gefest-M, which the US treasury claims is connected to the Korean Tangun Trading Corporation. As mentioned on the US treasury website, Ruben Kirakosyan is connected to Gefest-M.

    In addition, …

  • Media: Russia will not be able to complete Saint Petersburg - Veliky Novgorod highway before World Cup 2018

    A section of the M-11 highway between Novgorod and St. Petersburg that had to be completed before the 2018 World Cup will not be finished until 2019, stated Maxim Sokolov, the head of the Ministry of Transport, as reported by a local news website, Driver of St. Petersburg.

    The Minister added that this year, only a 200-kilometer section of the highway on the approach to Veliky Novgorod would be open.

    "Another 140 kilometers of the road from Veliky Novgorod to St. Petersburg are in the active …