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  • Trump discusses Putin's statements with Merkel and Macron

    United States President Donald Trump has discussed statements made by Russian President Vladimir Putin regarding nuclear weapons with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

    The American leader spoke with his European counterparts separately on Thursday, March 1, the White House Press Office reported.

    A statement by the US presidential administration notes that "the leaders…shared their serious concerns over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent statements on …

  • Trump extends sanctions against Russia for another year

    US President Donald Trump has extended   sanctions against Russia for another year due to its annexation of the Crimea and aggression in Ukraine, the White House website reports.

    "In accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act, I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13660," the statement says.

    The document notes that Russia's actions in Ukraine including the Crimea's annexation and aggression in the Donbas "continue to undermine …

  • Ukrainian President to meet with Donald Trump at World Economic Forum in Davos

    During a broadcast on the television channel Inter, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin said that President Petro Poroshenko will meet with his American counterpart, Donald Trump, at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

     “Certainly, the President will speak with Trump,” said Klimkin, while speaking about the Ukrainian leader’s upcoming meetings at Davos.

    The minister specified the format that the meeting between the two presidents will take.

    “What can be said in a general meeting format? …

  • President of Kazakhstan: Trump proposed to move Donbas negotiations out of Minsk

    The President of the USA, Donald Trump, has proposed to move negotiations on the Donbas from Minsk to another place, as stated by the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, Interfax reports.

    “We were saying that Minsk-1 came to a standstill, reached a deadlock, and we need Minsk-2. He [Donald Trump] said, ‘Let’s do it elsewhere’ [holding negotiations]. I said, ‘Let’s do it’,” Nazarbayev said at a press conference in New York following the meeting of the UN Security Council.

    “Actually, …

  • Putin sends New Year's greetings to Trump

    Russian President Vladimir Putin sent best wishes to his American counterpart Donald Trump on the coming New Year and expressed hope that the relations between the two countries will develop following the principles of equality, the Kremlin press service reported.

    In Putin’s message sent to the heads of foreign states, governments and heads of international organizations, it is noted that "in the current difficult international situation, the building of a constructive Russian-American …

  • US State Department confirms sale of weapons to Ukraine

    RIA Novosti reports that US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert has stated that Washington decided to supply defensive weapons to Ukraine to ensure the protection of its territorial integrity and sovereignty.

    "The United States has decided to provide Ukraine with enhanced defensive capabilities as part of our efforts to help Ukraine build its long-term defensive capabilities to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity, and to deter further aggression," Nauert said in a …

  • Putin thanks Trump for CIA’s help in preventing terrorist attacks in St. Petersburg

    The Central Intelligence Agency of the United States gave the Russian special services information that helped to prevent bombings in St. Petersburg, the Kremlin press service reported.

    It was reported that on December 17, Russian President Vladimir Putin called the head of the White House, Donald Trump, to thank him for the information that was sent.

    Vladimir Putin thanked Donald Trump for the information provided by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, which led to the arrest of terrorists …

  • Turkey: US must take back weapons delivered to Kurds

    The Pentagon must immediately take the weapons and ammunition it sent to Syrian Kurds’ People’s Protection Units (YPG) for combating IS back to US arsenals, Turkish Presidential Press Secretary Ibrahim Kalin said.

    Last Friday, US President Donald Trump held telephone talks with his Turkish counterpart, Tayyip Erdogan. According to the White House, the American leader informed his colleague about adjustments under consideration regarding military support for America’s partners in Syria. …

  • Turkey: Trump agreed to stop supplying weapons to Kurds in Syria

    Turkish authorities said on Friday that President Donald Trump agreed with Ankara's position, promising that the US would not supply weapons to Kurdish forces operating in Syria. According to Turkish government representatives, the chief of the White House told President Erdogan that he had already officially approved relevant instructions.

    "Our discomfort regarding the provision of weapons to the Kurdish militia (YPG) was conveyed to Mr. Trump once again," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut …

  • U.S. Defense Budget with $350 million for Ukraine sent to Trump for signature

    The U.S. defense budget for 2018, which provides $350 million to help Ukraine in security matters, has been sent to the U.S. President for signature, as reported on the Facebook page of the Ukrainian Embassy in the United States.

    "The U.S. Senate approved a bill for the U.S. budget for 2018 military spending, which contains permission to allocate $350 million to provide security assistance to Ukraine. The U.S. Congress approved the bill, which was then sent to the U.S. President for his …