Contents tagged with Kremlin

  • Kremlin 'outraged' by ECHR's decision to make Russia pay 3 million euros for Beslan massacre

    Family members of those killed in the Beslan school terrorist attack in 2004 won a case against Russia in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). The court awarded the petitioners a total of EUR 2.995 million as a compensation for moral damages, as well as EUR 88,000 in reimbursement for court costs, as reported by Kommersant.

    According to the report, the ECHR acknowledged that the Russian authorities were in a difficult situation and took the necessary measures to rescue the hostages. At …

  • Kremlin denies the joint statement of Russia, Iran and Hezbollah threatening US

    Dmitry Peskov, Press Secretary to the Russian President, said that the Kremlin knows nothing about the statement of the joint command center of Russia, Iran and Shiite militia groups supporting Bashar al-Assad’s regime and about readiness to use force against “any aggressor”, Nastoyashchee Vremya reports.

    Yesterday this statement was spread by Reuters, citing a statement published on Ilam al Harbi (War Media) news outlet.

    “The aggression shown by America against Syria crossed red lines. From …

  • Kremlin: We do not unconditionally support Assad

    Dmitry Peskov, the Press Secretary for Russian President, has said that Kremlin support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is not unconditional, reports AP.

    The previous day, the U.S. State Department said that it is time for Russia to reconsider its support of Assad, due to the chemical attack in Syria. It was reported today that U.S. President Donald Trump has set sights on war against Assad.

    "Unconditional support is impossible in this world," he said.

    The Kremlin added that it “is …

  • The Kremlin says it does not know how 700 tanks appeared in the Donbas

    Russia does not supply tanks to the so-called DPR (Donetsk People's Republic) and LPR (Luhansk People's Republic), though the number of tanks there has reached 700 units, as stated by the Press Secretary for the President of Russia, Dmitry Peskov, UNIAN reported.

    "To answer the question of how the tanks have gotten there, it seems you will have the same result whether you ask Moscow or Kyiv where the tanks are from. Here I have no information,” said Peskov. “I can tell you that, of course, …

  • The Kremlin says that the Donbas conflict would never be part of a Russian-U.S. agreement

    The Kremlin claims that the conflict in the Donbas cannot be the subject of an agreement between Russia and the United States.

    "It is unlikely that the internal Ukrainian conflict may become a negotiating point to any sort of agreement. This information by no means corresponds to reality," the Russian President's Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov said.

    Peskov was commenting on the information that the Kremlin was preparing a "big deal" with the new U.S. administration wherein the United States …

  • The Kremlin disagrees with Trump's statement that Iran is a 'terrorist state'

    The Kremlin disagrees with the view of U.S. President Donald Trum, that Iran is a "terrorist state," and declares that they have an intention to develop relations with this country, as stated by the Presidential Press Secretary, Dmitry Peskov, TASS reported.

    "We do not agree with this approach," the Kremlin official said, commenting on Trump’s statement that Iran is "terrorist state number one."

    "You know that Russia has a good partnership with Iran, we are cooperating on a number of issues, …

  • Kremlin: Telephone conversation between Putin and Trump was productive

    Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump conducted their first telephone conversation which lasted 45 minutes.The Presidents discussed current world affairs including Ukraine, as reported on the web site of the Kremlin.

    In particular, the presidents of the two countries “touched upon the issues of terrorism, the situation in the Middle East, Arab–Israeli conflict, the balance of the nuclear armaments and their non-proliferation as well as Iran nuclear program and North …

  • Kremlin says the U.S. has not consulted Russia regarding ‘security zones’ in Syria

    The Kremlin has called on the U.S. to consider all the consequence regarding the creation of the so-called “security zones” for Syrian refugees in order not to make the situation worse.

    This was stated by the Press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, as reported by Russia’s TASS news agency.

    “This is important that the situation does not become worse. It is worth considering all the consequences” he stated.

    When asked if the U.S. consulted with Russia prior to taking this …

  • The Kremlin said that hackers attacked Putin's website

    The website of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin is exposed to hundreds and sometimes thousands of hacker attacks each day, but Moscow is in no hurry to throw accusations around, the official Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, stated in an interview with NBC.

    “Some of those attacks on the website are from locations in the United States, in China, India, European countries and so on,” Putin's press secretary said.

    At the same time, according to Peskov, Russia is in no hurry to accuse the …

  • Peskov: The Kremlin has begun using Katyusha system to monitor media and social networks

    The Kremlin has begun using the Katyusha system to monitor media and social networks, Vedomosti daily reported.

    The system, which is owned by a company called M 13, was brought in to manage the government’s press service. The contract amount for the remainder of the year to use the Katyusha system is 79 million rubles.

    "It allows you to monitor the status of the information field in a wide range of topics in real-time, to assess the nature and extent of dissemination of information with high …