Contents tagged with Biden

  • 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 …

  • Biden promises to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine

    Former U.S. Vice President and presidential candidate from the Democratic Party Joe Biden promises to supply weapons to Ukraine in case of his victory in the election.

    "As President, I will make it clear to the Kremlin that it must end its aggression toward and occupation of Ukraine. A Biden-Harris administration will ensure that Ukraine gets the economic and military support that it needs, including lethal weapons, while urging Ukraine to pursue the essential reforms that are vital to its …

  • Record bribe offered to Ukraine’s officials for closing Burisma case

    The National Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) and the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office (SAP) said that they were offered a bribe of $5 million for the closure of the criminal case involving Mykola Zlochevsky, owner of Burisma. According to the representative of the prosecutor's office, this case has nothing to do with Hunter Biden, a former member of the board of directors of Burisma, whose father is running for president of the United States.

    The bribe was intended for …

  • Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office denies ‘Biden case’ investigation

    Ukrainian Deputy Prosecutor General, Head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office Nazar Kholodnytskyi  said in an interview with Novoe Vremya radio that Ukrainian investigators had not questioned former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter in the case of possible abuse of power by Ukrainian Ecology Ministry officials.

    According to him, the Prosecutor decided to close the case on August 1, 2017, because the investigation had no progress for about two years.

    "What will …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: Trump did not pressure Ukrainian President Zelensky to investigate Biden's son

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko in an interview to Hromadske TV channel denied that ,during a telephone conversation, US President Donald Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden’s son. According to him, Ukraine is being drawn into the confrontation between Republicans and Democrats.

    "Those people who are involved in the Ukrainian-American relations, understand that we have always tried to appreciate the help from both parties. This help has …

  • Biden is convinced that Russia will try to interfere in European elections

    The Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden, called Russia the greatest threat to the international liberal order, predicting that Moscow will try to influence the course of elections in Europe, as it did in the United States, Reuters reported.

    Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Biden stated that, “Under Vladimir Putin’s presidency, Russia is working with every tool available to undermine the European project, test the fault lines of Western countries and return …

  • US announces that Kyiv has agreed to offer special status to the Donbas

    Vice President of the United States Joseph Biden stated that Ukrainian authorities have agreed to the special status of the Donbas. The video of the politician’s speech at the Council of Foreign Relations in New York was published by the Ukrainian Service of Voice of America.

    Biden noted the complexity of the decision for Kyiv, stating that it would be similar to Washington granting special status to Texas due to the growing influence of Mexico in the region.

    “It’s like saying, ‘Texas will …

  • Biden calls for the release of all Ukrainians held in Russian prisons

    During a phone call with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, US Vice President Joe Biden called for the release of all Ukrainian prisoners being held in Russia, according to a statement on the White House’s website.

    “The Vice President congratulated President Poroshenko on the release of Ukrainian pilot and Rada member Nadiya Savchenko and called for the release of all Ukrainians unlawfully detained in Russia,” the statement read.

    Nadiya Savchenko was released on Wednesday as part of a …

  • Kiev promises to appoint a 'worthy' Prosecutor General

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko discussed possible candidates for the post of Prosecutor General of Ukraine while he was in Washington, D.C. The White House press service stated that Poroshenko assured US Vice President Joe Biden that he is ready to appoint a new worthy Prosecutor General—one who will earn confidence.

    Poroshenko also informed Biden about coalition negotiations concerning the formation of the new Ukrainian government which should be faithful to a realization of a reform …