Contents tagged with Kremlin

  • 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.

  • Kremlin: Russia will respond to NATO's reinforcement in Poland

    If there is a reinforcement of the US military contingent in Poland, Russia will take all military, political and economic measures in the context of necessary defense, said Frants Klintsevich, first deputy chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security, to RIA Novosti.

    Earlier, Polish President Andrzej Duda said that he intends to discuss the matter of enlarging the American military presence in the country with US President Donald Trump during his visit.

    Commenting on …

  • Russia is pushing its candidate to the head of UN department on terrorism

    The Russian Foreign Ministry expects that the new UN department to fight terrorism will be headed by a representative of Russia, as stated by Dmitry Feoktistov, Deputy Director of the Department on New Challenges and Threats of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, RIA Novosti reports.

    He said that Russia has already nominated its candidate for this post, but did not mention the name of the Russian contender. “We are speaking about the representative of Russia being appointed to the newly …

  • Kremlin: Russia reserves the right to respond to Montenegro’s entry into NATO

    Against the background of the formal completion of the procedure for Montenegro's entry into NATO, Moscow reserves the right to retaliate in relation to Podgorica’s hostile actions, as stated in comments by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, which were posted on the department’s website.

    "The continuing anti-Russian hysteria in Montenegro causes us only regrets. In light of the hostile line of Montenegrin authorities, the Russian side reserves the right to take …

  • The Kremlin has announced this year’s launch date of the 'Direct Line' Q and A session with Vladimir Putin

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s hotline telethon will be held on June 15, at 12:00 Moscow time, according to the Kremlin website.

    "You can ask your question by calling or sending an SMS or MMS message, as well as via the website or using a special mobile application," the message says.

    Vladimir Putin's telethon in Russia has been held since 2001. The event was first held in Russia at the end of the year but from 2011 it was carried over to April. This year, the official representative of …