Contents tagged with Donald Trump

  • US conducts military exercises in the Black Sea ahead of Trump and Putin meeting

    One week before the meeting of Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump in Helsinki, the US Navy has begun large-scale exercises in the Black Sea.

    The Sea Breeze 2018 exercise was initiated on Monday, involving Ukraine’s Black Sea Fleet and forces from 18 NATO countries, a total of more than 2,000 military personnel, as well as 30 ships and military aircraft. The USS Mount Whitney, flagship of the US 6th Fleet, was deployed in the Black Sea to take part in the drills, serving as the command center for …

  • Media: Germany fears that Trump will allow himself to be outsmarted by Putin

    Many politicians and public figures in Germany expressed concern regarding the forthcoming meeting of the Presidents of the USA and of Russia that will take place on July 16 in Helsinki, Voice of America reports.

    German media cite Peter Beyer, the Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation at the Federal Foreign Office who spoke about NATO’s concerns regarding the agreements that can be reached in the capital of Finland by Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump. …

  • Kremlin denies that Trump and Putin’s meeting venue was relocated

    The meeting place in Finland for the Presidents of the Russian Federation and the United States has not been changed, Dmitry Peskov, the Press Secretary for the President of Russia told journalists.

    According to Peskov, the Villa Königstadt on the Vantaa River bank was never mentioned as a place for the forthcoming summit. “[Putin and Trump’s meeting place] will be announced in due time. Changing the meeting place is not subject to discussion,” Peskov stressed.

    Earlier, the Finnish newspaper …

  • US Navy Officer: delivery of Javelin missile systems to Ukraine is only a symbolic step

    In a broadcast of the program Edge of War, US Navy Captain (Ret.) Gary Tabach expressed the view that the US allocation of Javelin anti-tank missile systems to Ukraine is more a symbol than a necessity.

    "I believe that this is more of a symbol that shows that the US and President Donald Trump are very serious about this and are ready to give weapons that can strike Russian tanks. This is a small amount of Javelin [weapons] and shells for them, but Ukraine does not need them; Ukraine cannot be …

  • Facebook: Russia used fake accounts to push its agenda

    The President of the United States Donald Trump keeps calling CNN “fake news”. However, the U.S. investigation into the Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential elections just took a new turn!

    Facebook reported on the 6th of September that the social network had revealed that the Kremlin associated Russian company had spent over $100,000 to purchase approximately 3,000 politically motivated ads on divisive social issues, such as gun control, illegal immigration, race, and gay rights. …

  • Former Ukrainian PM Yulia Timoshenko met with Trump

    The former Prime Minister of Ukraine, and leader of the All-Ukrainian Union Fatherland, Yulia Tymoshenko, met with U.S President Donald Trump. The meeting took place on the 2nd of February in Washington during the National Prayer Breakfast, BBC-Ukraine reported, citing several sources.  

    The details of the meeting have not yet been clarified. According to media reports, the meeting was short and Trump stated that he will not abandon Ukraine.

    “Yulia Tymoshenko was waiting for Trump near the …

  • Trump again dismisses allegations that Russia was behind Democratic Party hacks

    US President-elect Donald Trump once again dismissed allegations that Russia was behind the cyberattacks against the Democratic Party in the lead up to the presidential election, Reuters reported.

    Speaking to reporters while entering a New Year’s Eve celebration at his Mar-a-Lago estate, Trump stated, "I think it's unfair if we don't know. It could be somebody else [who hacked the Democratic Party]. I also know things that other people don't know so we cannot be sure," Trump said.

    When a …

  • Norway calls on Trump to put forth clear and predictable policy toward Russia

    Amid growing concerns in Oslo over Russia’s recent military expansion in the Arctic region, the Norwegian Defense Ministry has called on US President-elect Donald Trump to put forth a clear and predictable policy towards Russia as soon as possible, Reuters reported

    "What is most important to us right now is to have both a predictable and a very clear policy on Russia," Norwegian Defense Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide told Reuters.

    "The earlier and the clearer that the new administration comes …

  • The Tug of War over the Soul of America: Processing the 2016 Presidential results; One man’s Take

    Author:Yakasah Wehyee

    There is no question that this year’s presidential election is a consequential phenomenon that will compel the social sciences to revisit their understanding of human motivation and behavior. Many around the country and indeed the world, are asking, how did political science get everything so wrong in the 2016 election? Others are pleased with the results and rejoice conspicuously, or not. Yet there remains a part of our collective family that fear the uncertainty of the …

  • Ukraine's Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office: Investigation into Manafort has not made progress

    The Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office has no grounds for declaring suspicion on any of the persons named in the incident regarding illegal cash payments from the Party of Regions’ shadow fund to an American political consultant Paul Manafort, said the head prosecutor Nazar Holodnitsky in an interview with political weekly.

    According to him, the investigation on the episode of Manafort’s illegal receipt of funds from the Party of Regions has not made any headway in the last …