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The President of Moldova, Nicolae Timofti, called on the European Union and the United States of America to extend sanctions against Russia.
During a meeting on Saturday with the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Bohuslav Sobotka, who arrived to Chisinau on a visit, the President of Moldova recalled that the separatist region of his country, Transnistria, was the Kremlin’s "first experiment" in instigating a Pro-Russian separatist conflict.
Moscow supported the separatists in Transnistria …
Sanctions imposed by the United States against some Belarusian government representatives and other officials have been extended for another year.
According to a statement published on the website of the White House on Friday, June 10, the sanctions will be extended due to "the actions and policies of certain members of the Government of Belarus and other persons to undermine Belarus's democratic processes or institutions, manifested in the fundamentally undemocratic March 2006 elections, to …
The Russian Federation is conducting military exercises aimed at the conditional destruction of NATO ships in the Black Sea, as announced by a representative of the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s Main Intelligence Directorate during a briefing on Thursday, June 9th, as reported by RBC-Ukraine.
"The Russian Federation continues activities to increase the ability of the aerospace forces to conduct large-scale offensive operations in the Black Sea region," Skibitsky said. He added that the purpose …
The head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's European Cooperation Department, Andrey Kelin, said that the presence of US warships in the Black Sea will lead to retaliation, RIA Novosti reported.
"From time to time, US vessels enter the Black Sea. Obviously, we do not appreciate it and, undoubtedly, this will lead to retaliatory measures," Andrei Kelin told the Russian state-run news agency.
On June 6th, a US Naval destroyer, the USS Porter, entered the Black Sea to conduct exercises with …
The USS Harry Truman aircraft carrier was transferred from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean Sea as a warning to Moscow, according to an article published in the Wall Street Journal that cited Rear Admiral Bret Batchelder.
As the Admiral explained, the redeployment of the aircraft carrier is meant to demonstrate that the US, in partnership with its NATO allies, is committed to “maintaining the balance of forces in the Mediterranean”.
“It is a demonstration of capability. That’s for sure. …
Interfax announced on Tuesday, June 7th, that according to the Public Opinion Foundation, more Russians are in favor of Donald Trump becoming U.S. President than former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
28% of Russians considered Trump's victory in the U.S. Presidential Elections more important for Russia than that of a Clinton victory (9%). 14% of the respondents believe that the relationships between the United States and Russia can improve with Trump while 6% of the respondents believe …
US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland said that economic sanctions continue to be a powerful tool against Russia. According to her, these measures have disrupted Russia’s attempts to take more territory in eastern Ukraine, Radio Svoboda reported.
"We have deterred further land grabs in Ukraine, and that was a real risk when we first started with sanctions - that they would try to run all the way to Kiev and Kharkov," Nuland said.
"I will tell you …
The senator is concerned that the United States buys rocket engines from Russian Energomash.
US Republican Senator John McCain thinks that the Obama administration selectively enforces sanctions imposed against Russia for the invasion of Crimea.
In a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, McCain writes about the special relations of the Obama administration with NPO Energomash, a Russian rocket manufacturer from whom the USA buys RD-180 rocket engines.
"I write to express my concern …
The United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, stated during a working visit to Mongolia on June 5th that the Russian Federation needs to focus on the retention of country’s economy, the press service of the U.S. agency reported. In addition, Kerry noted that Russia’s economy has slowed down because of its policy in relation to Ukraine.
“In Russia, for example, there are no significant investments into the energy sector and the area of new technologies. The real slowdown of the economy has …
The US State Department has called on Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine to stop human rights abuses, while at the same time appealing to the Ukrainian Government to investigate cases of human rights violations that were referred to in a recent UN report.
This was stated by Deputy Spokesman of the State Department Mark Toner during a daily briefing on Friday.
"We once again call on the so-called authorities in the separatist-controlled areas to cease their human rights abuses, …