Contents tagged with Russia

  • Medvedev: sanctions against Russian banks would be a declaration of trade war

    The possible imposition of sanctions against the Russian bank sector will become “the declaration of trade war” but Moscow can overcome the limitations, stated Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in an interview with Euronews. The Head of the Cabinet of Ministers stressed that the Russian economy “is able to adapt to any forms of pressure.”

    “The question is why this [imposition of sanctions] is needed. The answer is that this destroys international order, including international economic …

  • Kremlin: US denied entry to Russian appointee to UN post

    The United States denied entry to a Russian, who was appointed to the UN secretariat, stated the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zakharova.

    "Earlier, the Americans refused entry to a Russian citizen for no reason, one who has been appointed to the UN Secretariat. The Americans have been delaying their response for the whole year" Zakharova complained, adding that the United States continue to create problems for Russians. She pointed out that the US has gone …

  • Medvedev: Trump unable to improve relations with Russia

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, in an interview with Euronews, said that the U.S. President Donald Trump “hasn’t done anything yet to achieve radical improvement between two countries’ relations.” Prime Minister expressed his doubt that Trump will succeed at improving relations in the future. One of the interview excerpts was published on the YouTube channel.

    “He is unlikely to be able to do it because of the pressure that is being put on him,” RIA Novosti quoted the prime minister. …

  • China refuses to repair Russian ship because of US sanctions

    A ship repair company in Shanghai refused to meet its contractual obligations to repair the Neptun for the Russia-based Gudzon shipping company, whose ships have already experienced sanctions-related issues in South Korea. As Gudzon director Gennady Kononenko told TASS on Wednesday, the Chinese company refused to perform the repairs because Gudzon’s ships are on the US’s North Korea sanctions list.

    “We have a ship, the Neptun, which is in Shanghai for repairs. Today I am already in Shanghai …

  • Ukrainian prosecutor will demand extradition of Crimean Vice Prime Minister

    The Ukrainian prosecutor intends to request the extradition of Ukrainian Vice Prime Minister Vitaliy Nahlupin detained in Moscow, stated the Prosecutor of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea Gyunduz Mamedov. His statement was quoted on Facebook by the representative of the General Prosecutor of Ukraine, Andriy Lysenko.

    Ukraine wants to bring Nahlupin to justice “for high treason” (Part 1 of Article 111 of the Ukrainian Criminal Code). According to the Ukrainian prosecutor’s office, the detained …

  • Russia refuses to call off Donbas ‘elections’

    Russia has refused to call off the elections scheduled for November 11 in the occupied territories of Ukraine’s Donetsk and Luhansk provinces, said Oleksandr Motsyk, Ukraine’s representative to the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG).

    According to the Ukrainian official, the likelihood that “elections” will be held in the DPR and LPR is at 99%.

    “We could not persuade Russia to call off the “elections” it wants to hold in the occupied Donbas territories on November 11… We see that Russia is going …

  • Lavrov warns that Russia may withdraw from European Council

    Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with Channel Euronews that Russia would leave the Council of Europe on its own terms rather than give the Council the opportunity to exclude or expel Russia from its ranks.

    "I don't think that Russia's participation in the European Council is more important to Russia than it is to the Council itself. This is my strong position,” Lavrov stated. He explained that Moscow joined the Council of Europe to ensure “pan-European, …

  • Assad plans to visit the Crimea in 2019

    President of Syria Bashar al-Assad plans to visit the Crimea in April 2019 and is holding negotiations on the beginning of a commercial airline route between Syria and the Black Sea peninsula, TASS reported.

    Members of the Crimean Delegation visited Syria this week, including the Russian Prime Minister of the Crimea, Sergey Aksyonov. The Crimea is under Western sanctions imposed after Russia annexed the peninsula in 2014.

    Russia has been Assad’s key ally in the seven-year Syrian conflict. …

  • Russia deploys two military vessels in Sea of Azov

    In order to increase the numbers of its surface forces, Russia has sent two military ships to the Sea of Azov: the Project 1040 Svetlyak-class patrol boats Syktyvkar and Kizlyar from the Russian Coast Guard, the Ukrainian Military Portal reports.

    On October 10, the Kizlyar was spotted at the Cheboksary Reservoir, not far from Nizhny Novgorod beyond the passage in Arkhangelsk. The Syktyvkar took the same course on October 11.

    “Both ships are expected to arrive in the Sea of Azov after October 2 …

  • Ukraine tells Russia to call off elections in LPR and DPR

    Ukraine has demanded that the Kremlin immediately call off the preparations for the so-called elections in the Donbas, Verkhovna Rada First Deputy Chairwoman Iryna Herashchenko wrote on Facebook.

    A session of the Trilateral Contact Group (TCG) was held on October 17, at which Ukraine was represented by presidential adviser Ruslan Demchenko.

    “Today the Ukrainian party firmly demanded that Russia and the Kremlin’s puppets immediately call off the preparations for the fake, worthless "elections" …