Contents tagged with Kremlin

  • Kremlin: Russia will supply weapons to Donbas in response to U.S. military assistance to Ukraine

    Leonid Kalashnikov, chairman of the State Duma Committee for CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots, said that if the United States passes a bill to allocate military assistance to Ukraine, it "could make" Russia think about arms supplies to the territories of the Donbas which are not under Kyiv’s control, reports Interfax.

    "I believe that $300 million in the U.S. military assistance to Ukraine opens the door for us to help the people against whom they want to use …

  • Kremlin: Russian weapons sales remain high, payments impossible to obtain due to sanctions

    Demand for Russian weapons abroad remains consistently high, Sergey Chemezov, the CEO of the Russian state corporation Rostec, said at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    Despite the U.S. sanctions against Rosoboronexport, which is a subsidiary of Rostec and serves as an intermediary for Russia’s arms exports and imports, the portfolio of orders for military-technical cooperation remains at $51.1 billion, Chemezov said.

    "It's a big deal, and we've had that much for the third year, …

  • Kyiv: Kremlin spends $5 billion a year on war in Donbas

    According to Oleksii Reznikov, Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister for The Reintegration of Temporarily Occupied Territories, Moscow spends about $5 billion a year on waging war in the Donbas.

    He said this in an interview with

    The Deputy Prime Minister believes that Russia has agreed to a comprehensive truce because the war has been going on for six years and requires a lot of expenses, including the support of pro-Russian militants’ groups.

    "The question remains: how much longer …

  • Russia bans media from publishing materials about special services without their permission

    The Russian parliament, the State Duma, approved in the third reading amendments to the law on the Federal Security Service (FSB), prohibiting the publication and distribution of materials about the FSB without the permission of the agency's leadership, reports Novoye Vremya news outlet.

    The law outlines the measures for the observance of professional confidentiality by military personnel, federal civil servants, current and former employees of the FSB.

    According to the law, protected …

  • Russia threatens to deploy nuclear missiles near EU borders

    Russia will deploy medium and shorter-range missiles near EU borders if U.S. missiles are deployed in Europe, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko told Interfax.

    According to him, the missiles will be deployed along the borders with Baltics and Poland, if the U.S. moves missiles previously deployed in Germany to these regions, as proposed by the U.S. Ambassador to Poland Georgette Mosbacher.

    "Those countries that are now literally fighting for the American military presence in …

  • Kremlin promises to respond to Britain's Magnitsky case sanctions

    Russia will respond to Britain's sanctions in connection with the Magnitsky case, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said at a briefing on Tuesday.

    According to him, Moscow "can only regret" London's decision to list 25 Russians, including the head of the Russian Investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin, former Deputy Prosecutor General Viktor Grin, as well as employees of the Russian Interior Ministry, the Federal Penitentiary Service and the judiciary, who Britain considers responsible for …

  • Kremlin urges Germany to build factories in Russia

    Russia expects to expand cooperation with German businesses and establish joint production of high value-added products in Russian territory, stated Russian Minister of Trade and Industry Denis Manturov during the online conference "Russia and the World in 2021", organized by the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce.

    According to the Minister, Germans could begin construction of factories for the auto industry, aviation industry, railway engineering and energy.

    German companies were pioneers in …

  • Kremlin: Russia’s relations with Poland are ‘at their lowest level’

    Relations between Russia and Poland are "at their lowest possible level", this goes against the interests of the two countries, said Russian Presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov on Channel One Russia.

    "Our relations with Poland today do not just leave much to be desired, they are bad. They are probably at their lowest level, which is clearly contrary to the interests of our two countries, because the peoples of our two countries would be interested in the opposite," said Peskov, as quoted by …

  • Kremlin accuses Washington of aggression in space

    The American strategy in space demonstrates Washington’s aggression, stated the Russian Foreign Ministry following the publication of the Defense Space Strategy of the United States.

    "The document confirms the aggressive direction of Washington's course in the space sphere. The ultimate goal is to ensure "American military superiority in space," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.

    The Ministry stressed that the United States considers space as an arena for combat operations, not only defensive, …

  • ‘Sanitizing tunnel’ installed in Putin's residence

    A special tunnel to protect against coronavirus has been installed at Vladimir Putin's residence in Novo-Ogarevo, RIA Novosti reports.

    It is reported that the tunnel has been developed by a company from the city of Penza and is intended for disinfection of visitors.

    “A sanitizing tunnel has been installed in Putin's residence. A person is disinfected by a misty cloud.

    The tunnel was developed by a company from Penza,” reported RIA Novosti.

    "Anyone who passes through the tunnel is covered in …