Contents tagged with USA

  • Russian politician in Simferopol wrote letter to Trump asking him to recognize Crimea as part of Russia

    The deputy of the Simferopol city council of the Crimea from the Communist Party, Stepan Kiskin, wrote a letter to the newly elected US president, Donald Trump. Kiskin stated this on his Facebook page.

    Kiskin called on Trump to recognize the Crimea as part of Russia and offered to hold a second Yalta conference on the peninsula.

    The letter to Trump, noted Kiskin, was sent to the US ambassador to Russia, John Tefft, with a request that the diplomat give the letter to the president-elect.

    In …

  • US Defense Secretary advises Trump against cooperating with Russia in Syria

    US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter advised President-Elect Donald Trump not to cooperate with Russia in Syria, Rosbalt reported.

    “The Russians said that they will fight against terrorism and help to remove Bashar al-Assad from power. Nothing has been done. Moreover, Moscow assists Damascus. It only fuels the civil war in the country,” Carter stated in an interview with CBS.

    Carter opposes coordinating the actions of US and Russian forces in Syria. According to him, the US President should not …

  • Peskov: Russia maintained contact with Trump and Clinton campaigns

    The press secretary for the president of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov, who arrived in New York at the opening ceremony of the World Chess Championship, stated in his interview to the Associated Press that Russian experts maintained contact with colleagues from the US presidential campaign headquarters of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.“Our experts, specialists on the United States and experts on international affairs… constantly communicate with their colleagues here, including those …

  • Poroshenko will try again to meet with Trump

    The president of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, intends to visit the United States in the coming year and meet with US President-Elect Donald Trump. As the deputy head of the presidential administration of Ukraine, Kostiantyn Yelisieiev, stated on air with the Ukraine TV Channel, Kyiv maintained a neutral position towards the US presidential candidates.

    “Following the results of the election, we will establish a dialogue for further cooperation. We expect that Petro Poroshenko will pay a visit to …

  • Juncker asserts that the creation of a European army is inevitable

    In the long term, the U.S. will refuse to provide European security, which is why it's necessary to seriously consider the creation of a European army, according to the head of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, RIA Novosti reports.

    "We need to give a new course to the issue of a European Defense Union up to the creation of a European army. This is the music of the future and it has already sounded but many Europeans are not hearing it yet," Juncker said, but also added that the EU …

  • U.S. Ambassador in Kyiv: We will stand by Ukraine regardless of who is president

    The US will continue to be Ukraine’s partner regardless of the elections result. Radio Svoboda reported that this was stated by the US Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, on the morning of the 9th of November.

    “One thing I'm quite certain about is that no matter who the next commander in chief is, through the transition period and through the next administration, the United States will remain a strong partner of Ukraine,” Yovanovitch said while speaking to the press at the US Embassy in …

  • Lavrov: We are ready to work with any U.S. President

    The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia, Sergey Lavrov, commented on the victory of Donald Trump in the U.S. Presidential elections.“We are ready to work with any President. I can’t say that all of our partners’ previous leaders were predictable in every situation. It is a part of life, a part of politics. I heard many of his words; we will judge him by his actions, answer deeds with deeds,” the Minister said, as reported by TASS.

    However, Lavrov didn’t answer the question as to whether he …

  • U.S. reconnaissance plane circles over Russian Navy's flotilla in the Mediterranean

    A U.S. Navy reconnaissance P-8A Poseidon aircraft monitored Russia’s flotilla in the Mediterranean Sea between Cyprus and Syria, Interfax reported, citing websites that track the movement of military aircraft.

    The P-8A with tail number 158858 reportedly took off from the Sigonella airbase in Sicily and monitored the activities of the Russian flotilla, which is centered around Russia’s sole aircraft carrier, the Admiral Kuznetsov.

    The reconnaissance aircraft circled around the flotilla at an …

  • US State Department: Sanctions against Russia will remain in force

    Deputy Speaker of the US State Department Mark Toner said that the sanctions imposed by the United States on Russia for its violation of the sovereignty of Ukraine will remain in effect until the return of the Crimea, Ukrinform reports.

    “Our attitude has been and will remain – within the present administration – unchanged. As for the sanctions regarding the Crimea – they will stay in effect until Russia takes its troops out of the Crimea and returns the peninsula to Ukraine,” Toner said. …

  • Russian Foreign Ministry: FBI is exerting pressure on Russian diplomats to prohibit them from monitoring polling stations

    The official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, posted on Facebook that the FBI is exerting direct pressure on Russian diplomats to prohibit them from coming to the polling stations of the US presidential elections on the 8th of November.

    According to Zakharova, FBI agents “with undisguised threats” made it clear that it is better for Moscow not to show interest in the US elections.

    Zakharova asked “what would a foreign diplomat see at the polling stations and …