Contents tagged with Mike Pompeo

  • Ukrainian President: US refuses any talks with Russia after the Kerch Strait incident

    During a meeting with the support group advocating for the release of the Ukrainian sailors, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko stated that US officials refused any meeting with Russian diplomats until Moscow releases the detainees who were arrested in the Kerch Strait. 

    According to Poroshenko, Washington’s decision was announced by US Vice President Michael Pence, whom he met during the Munich Security Conference. 

    “In Munich, during the Security Conference, I had a meeting with US Vice …

  • Norway expresses support for ‘Crimean Declaration’ of the United States

    The Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs expressed its support for the “Crimean Declaration” of the USA, reaffirming their position of non-recognition of Russia’s annexation of the peninsula.

    “Norway welcomes and supports the statement by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, reaffirming the US stance against Russia’s illegal annexation of Crimea. International law must be upheld. Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity must be respected,” said the ministry in a published statement …

  • Lavrov and Pompeo discuss situations in Syria and Ukraine

    Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussed by telephone the settlement of the Syrian crisis and the conflict in Ukraine. This was reported on the Russian Foreign Ministry’s website. Pompeo is the one that placed the call.

    The Foreign Ministry noted that Lavrov and Pompeo discussed “a number of aspects of the joint agenda,” including bilateral relations between Moscow and Washington. The two men also touched on the issue of resolving the conflict in Ukraine …

  • US Secretary of State urges Russia to withdraw troops from occupied regions of Georgia

    During a meeting in Washington on Monday with Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the US condemns the Russian occupation of the Georgian territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia, the Voice of America reports.

    "The United States unequivocally condemns Russia’s occupation on Georgian soil. Russia’s forcible invasion of Georgia is a clear violation of international peace and security and goes against the basic principles of the Charter of the …

  • US Secretary of State: NATO hopes Ukraine will take steps necessary to join the Alliance

    A group of NATO countries hope that Ukraine will take the actions that would put it in a position to become an aspirant for NATO membership, as stated by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo following the Foreign Ministers' NATO summit in Brussels.

    Pompeo noted that Kyiv has much work to achieve the long-awaited membership in NATO.

    "I think that I’m always careful to describe consensus when there were lots of differing voices about how to approach it and what the right action set ought to be to …