Contents tagged with Kremlin

  • Russian soldiers surrounded in Syria, Kremlin blames U.S.

    As a result of an offensive in Syria, three soldiers of the Russian Special Operations Forces were wounded. It happened in the province of Idlib during an attack by the rebels of the Jebhat al-Nusra group, the Russian Ministry of Defense reported.

    According to the report, Russian military police were surrounded, and commandos who came to their aid were injured.

    “This offensive was initiated by U.S. intelligence services to stop the advance of government troops east of Deir ez-Zor,” said …

  • Kremlin to 'restructure' its financing of the separatist republics in eastern Ukraine

    The Kremlin admitted that it is "restructuring" the financing for the DPR (Donetsk People’s Republic) and LPR (Luhansk People’s Republic), but stated that it would not stop providing the separatists with "humanitarian assistance."

    The Press Secretary for the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov said, "There is definitely redistribution" of funds, but this "does not mean a reduction in some areas" of financing, RBC news agancy reports.

    In clarifying the question about the amount of financing for …

  • Official from the separatist DPR accused Russia of betrayal

    In his Facebook post, the former leader of the Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the so-called Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), Roman Lyagin said that Russia had betrayed the separatists in the Donbas.  

    "I am the organizer of the referendum and responsible for the failure of the Ukrainian elections in 2014. I did what I did according to my beliefs, sincerely and with full dedication! Because I believed in Russia, which will not leave us. But it [Russia] left us to the mercy of fate! …

  • Kremlin: Agreement with Turkey to supply S-400 air defense systems effectively achieved

    Russia and Turkey have almost agreed on the delivery of S-400 anti-air defense systems, said Dmitry Shugaev, director of the Federal Service of Military-Technical Cooperation in an interview for Kommersant.

    According to him, the matter of supplying the systems has nearly been resolved. “The current matter has virtually come of age, but it isn’t a question of supplying firing weapons, but of a serious system, and thus there are fine details,” Shugaev said, expressing the hope that soon Moscow …

  • Crimean authorities report shortage of cement on the peninsula

    The Kremlin-controlled Minister of Construction and Architecture of the Crimea, Sergei Kononov, stated that there is a shortage of cement in the construction warehouses of the peninsula because of the queues at the Kerch ferry crossing, as reported by Kryminform news agency.

    "Unfortunately, there was a queue for ferries coming from Kerch, of which there were more than 200 railway cars carrying cement. Novorossiysk cement, which as a rule, is transported from there, was not able enter the …

  • Media: the plan of the separatist republics to create a new state of Malorossia was not coordinated with the Kremlin

    The idea of Alexander Zakharchenko, the head of the DPR (Donetsk Peoplle’s Republic) to create a federal state Malorossiya had been the initiative of his environment. It was completely unexpected by the Kremlin, RBC news agency reports with reference to two sources close to the presidential administration.

    For Vladislav Surkov, the assistant of the Russian President, who is responsible for Ukraine, Zakharchenko’s initiative came as a surprise, the sources of the agency state. “The initiative …

  • Kremlin: Russia's patience on the issue of diplomatic property in the US is wearing thin

    Russia counts on the prudence of the United States on the issue of the return of Russian diplomatic property,as stated by the Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, RIA Novosti reported.

    According to Peskov, Russia's patience in this matter is running out. "We continue to count on the prudence of our American colleagues in order to bring the situation back to a legal channel, in accordance with international law," he answered, regarding how long Russia would wait for the return of …

  • Kremlin: Russia is running out of patience with the US over its seized diplomatic property

    Dmitry Peskov, press secretary for the Russian President stated that Russia's patience is running out regarding Washington's delay in resolving the situation surrounding seized Russian diplomatic property, in response to the question as to whether a reciprocal response would be expected before the meeting of the Russian and US presidents, or after.

    He also noted that the question of when the reciprocal measures can be applied is up to the Foreign Ministry.

    "As for the response, we talked …

  • Russian media: Russia is not capable of protecting Assad if the US attacks

    According to military correspondent Mikhail Khodarenok, if Washington decides to eliminate the current Syrian government, Russia will not help Assad’s regime to resist – the Kremlin is not in a position to oppose a massive US strike.

    In his article for Gazeta.Ru, he expresses the opinion that the reasons for a full-scale American attack against Assad may be another chemical attack and also the “disproportionate use of force by Assad against the armed opposition, or the violation of human …

  • The Kremlin promised to respond to EU sanctions in accordance with the principle of reciprocity

    The Kremlin views the extension of EU sanctions against Russia, "negatively and with regret,” as stated by the presidential press secretary, Dmitry Peskov, RIA Novosti reported.

    According to him, Russia will respond to the sanctions by the European Union. "Nobody canceled the principle of reciprocity," Peskov said.

    Earlier it was reported that the European Union extended sanctions against Russia for an additional six months, keeping the restrictions in effect at least until January 31, 2018.