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  • U.S. slams sanctions on Russia's sovereign debt

    The U.S. has imposed sanctions on Russia's sovereign debt, which will take effect on June 14, the White House said in a statement released Thursday.

    U.S. financial institutions are prohibited “from participation in the primary market for ruble or non-ruble denominated bonds issued after June 14, 2021 by the Central Bank of the Russian Federation, the National Wealth Fund of the Russian Federation, or the Ministry of Finance of the Russian Federation; and lending ruble or non-ruble denominated …

  • Kremlin postpones indefinitely return of Russian ambassador to U.S.

    The return to the United States of Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov, who was recalled on March 21 after a series of harsh statements by President Joe Biden, is postponed indefinitely.

    “Antonov will not return to Washington in the near future,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov told RIA Novosti.

    The decision will be made "depending on what steps will be taken by Washington on the bilateral track," he explained.

    "We expect that they will still be able to demonstrate a desire for …

  • Putin calls Lukashenko to discuss ‘threats coming from the West’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin called Alexander Lukashenko and discussed with him "external threats from the Western direction,"reported the Telegram channel "Pool of The First" close to Lukashenko's press service.

    It is noted that the presidents spoke for about half an hour and decided that "it is in the interests of both countries to develop integration processes and strengthen multifaceted cooperation."

    "One of the main themes: epidemiology. Focus on vaccination and vaccine production. …

  • Another President calls Putin ‘a killer’

    Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda also believes that Russian leader Vladimir Putin can be called "a killer", reported the news agency Delfi.

    When asked by a reporter if he, like his American counterpart Joe Biden, believes that Putin is "a killer," he replied: "Unfortunately, yes."

    According to the President of Lithuania, Russia clearly does not respect the territorial integrity of neighboring states, such as Ukraine.

    "I see many signs of blatant disregard for the values of the civilized …

  • Kremlin: Russia is reviewing future relations with U.S.

    Russia is analyzing the actions of Joe Biden’s administration. After this Russian President Vladimir Putin will decide on further bilateral relations, said the Russian presidential press secretary, Dmitry Peskov.

    "The analysis is being carried out now. The actions taken by the new U.S. administration are being reviewed. It will take time for this analysis to be finished," Peskov said.

    After that, decisions will be made on how Moscow will build "our line," Peskov added, noting that according …

  • Moscow warns Washington against creating ‘difficult days’ for Russia

    Moscow said that if the U.S. authorities continue to create "difficult days" in relations with Russia, they would have to answer for it. 

    "If they predict it, then they plan. And if they plan it, they can carry it through. But then, they will be responsible for the actions they have committed," said the Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolay Patrushev in response to the words of the US National Security Advisor Jacob Sullivan about the upcoming “difficult days” in relations with …

  • Biden refuses to talk to Putin

    The United States did not support Russian President Vladimir Putin's proposal to hold an urgent conversation with President Joe Biden to discuss the bilateral problems and strategic stability, said the press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

    Earlier, Putin instructed the Russian Foreign Ministry to reach out to the White House to organize an open discussion with Biden on March 18 or March 22.

    "Another opportunity to find a way out of the deadlock created by Washington in Russian- …

  • Russia threatens U.S. with severing diplomatic relations

    The Russian Foreign Ministry's decision to recall the ambassador to the U.S after President Joe Biden's remarks about Vladimir Putin is a "red line" behind which is only the severing of diplomatic relations, said Russian Federation Council Vice Speaker Konstantin Kosachev.

    According to him, recalling the ambassador, the first in the recent history of Russia, was "the only possible option" after Biden called Putin a "killer", commenting on the poisoning of Alexei Navalny.

    "The recalling of the …

  • Russia recalls its ambassador to U.S. after Biden says Putin is 'a killer’

    Russia is recalling its ambassador to the United States for consultations, reported the press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

    According to the representative of the Russian ministry, Maria Zakharova, at the moment the Russian Ambassador to the United States was recalled to Moscow for consultations, which aim to analyze what to do and how to continue with the relations between the two countries.

    Zakharova said  that President Joe Biden has been in power in the United States for 100 …

  • Kremlin: Russia prepares for 'a serious conversation' with U.S.

    Russia is preparing for a "serious conversation" with the U.S. over Washington’s response to the arrest of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, said the spokesperson of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova.

    According to Zakharova, Washington should mind "its own business". She sterssed that the rhetoric that America supposedly allows itself about Russia will not be able to help in relations between the countries.

    At the same time, she said that differences between Russia and the United …