Contents tagged with Biden

  • Kremlin points to serious disagreements on Donbas between Putin and Biden

    There remain serious differences between Russia and the United States on the substance of the conflict in Ukraine, said Russian Presidential Kremlin Dmitry Peskov, Interfax reports.

    According to him, the existing differences manifest themselves in different formulations of what is happening in the Donbas in the conversation between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    "The phrases used exactly reflect the position of the parties, and of course the difference in the …

  • Biden not set to improve relations with Putin

    U.S. President Joe Biden instructed the intelligence agencies to prepare a report on Russia with a "full assessment" of the situation around Alexei Navalny and cyberattacks on the U.S. government, said White House press secretary Jen Psaki at a briefing on Thursday.

    "While we are working with Russia to advance U.S. interests, we are also working to hold Russia accountable for its reckless and hostile actions. To that end, the President instructed the intelligence community to conduct a full …

  • Kremlin claims Trump supporters inquiring about obtaining Russian citizenship

    U.S. officials ask in comments on social networks to explain how they can get Russian citizenship, said the spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova on air of the talk show "Sunday Night with Vladimir Solovyov" on the TV channel "Russia 1."

    According to her, President Donald Trump's supporters fear persecution because of their political beliefs. "This country [the U.S.] is conducting a repressive policy in the world, and today it also uses it against its own citizens. We are …

  • Russia prepares for escalation in Syria after Biden comes to power

    Russia is preparing for worsening of the situation in Syria after the Democrats come to power in the United States. Russian officials believe that the Democrats plan to change the policy of Donald Trump on non-interference in the Syrian conflict.

    On Monday, January 11, a large landing ship Saratov passed through the Bosphorus Strait in the direction of the Russian base in Tartus.

    According to Interfax, the ship entered the Mediterranean Sea, where the Russian flotilla of more than ten …

  • Media: Biden will be tougher opponent of Nord Stream 2 than Trump

    After his inauguration, President-elect Joe Biden will take a tougher position toward the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, reports the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagensbladet.

    As evidence, journalists cite the fact that during the time when Biden was vice president of the United States, he already opposed the construction of the pipeline. In addition, the United States plans to introduce new expanded sanctions against Nord Stream-2 in the near future. Such sanctions can make it impossible, or at least …

  • Putin congratulates Biden on election victory

    Russian President Vladimir Putin congratulated Joe Biden on his victory in the US presidential election, according to the Kremlin's website.

    "Ready to interact and contact with you," Putin wrote in his message.

    The Russian president wished Biden "every success," expressing his belief that together Moscow and Washington can "really contribute to solving many of the challenges that the world is facing now." According to Putin, cooperation between Russia and the United States is in the interests …

  • Putin refuses to congratulate Biden despite Trump's decision to hand over power

    Russian President Vladimir Putin still sees no need to congratulate Joe Biden on his victory in the U.S. election, said Putin’s spokesperson Dmitry Peskov during a press briefing.

    According to Peskov, Donald Trump's decision to launch a formal transfer of power to the new administration was "not enough" for Putin to acknowledge Biden's victory.

    "You know that the review and recount of votes in some states is still ongoing, without this the results of the elections cannot be officially …

  • Biden intends to put an end to Russia's Nord Stream 2 pipeline

    U.S. President-elect Joe Biden wants to stop the Russian Nord Stream-2 project, writes the German newspaper Bild.

    "In the next few months, Joe Biden will tighten the reins again to stop the Kremlin's prestigious project," Bild writes.

    The publication reminds that the U.S. Senate has already agreed on the most severe sanctions against active supporters of the project. The sanctions will be put in place in January by the winner of the presidential race.

    According to Bild, European gas experts …

  • Kremlin claims it is ready for U.S. sanctions against Russian national debt

    Possible U.S. sanctions against the Russian government's borrowing will be "fairly painless" and the Russian government has prepared for such a development, said First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Belousov in an interview with TASS news agency ahead of the forum "Strong Ideas for a New Time."

    "For us, it (purchase of the Russian OFZ (Russian government federal loan bonds)) is not a high-risk story, because all the time our American colleagues warned us that they are going to kill it all. The …

  • Kremlin refuses to recognize Biden's victory

    Russian President Vladimir Putin did not congratulate Joe Biden on his victory in the U.S. election and has no plans to do so in the near future.

    According to Putin, it is "premature" to congratulate Biden, as the official results of the vote have not been finalized yet, Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.

    In 2016, Putin was one of the first to congratulated Trump, two hours after U.S. media declared him the winner of the election based on preliminary vote counting data.

    This …