Contents tagged with Obama

  • Russian Defense Minister orders to expedite new missile development to counter US

    Russia will have to develop new types of weapons in a limited time frame in response to the US’s withdrawal from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said in a conference call on Tuesday.

    The defense industry has been given two years to create a ground-based variant of the Kalibr system with the long-range cruise missile that “proved itself” in Syria according to Shoygu.

    “In this same time frame, we will have to create a ground-based …

  • Russia calls on the US to stop expelling diplomats and return diplomatic property

    RIA Novosti reports that Sergey Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Minister said he would like that the US and Russia abandon the mutual expulsions of diplomats.

    According to the Russian foreign minister, he proposed this during his meeting with the US National Security Advisor to the President, John Bolton.

    Lavrov also expressed the desire to resolve the issue of the country’s diplomatic property. According to him, the beginning of the resolution includes mutual permission to visit those buildings “ …

  • Volker: Obama imposed restrictions on supply of weapons to Ukraine, Trump lifted them

    Donald Trump's Administration's decision to start supplying lethal weapons to Ukraine has removed the restriction on supplies imposed by former U.S. President Barack Obama,  U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine, Kurt Volker, stated in an interview with Echo of Moscow.

    "This decision [on weapon supplies] was, in fact, the lifting of the Obama administration's restrictions. President Obama had imposed restrictions on U.S. assistance to Ukraine. The U.S. has established relations in the field …

  • Media: Obama responsible for leak of Trump's ties with Russia

    According to two influential German publications, Der Spiegel and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung,Barack Obama is most probably responsible for the leaking of confidential information.In his last days in office, Obama distributed large amounts of data collected by US intelligence agencies, according to which Trump’s ties to Russia were more serious than he claimed.

    “The outgoing president cannot simply publish this information, to leave it at the disposal of Trump where it could just disappear?” …

  • Trump supporters accuse Obama of organizing Maidan

    Protests were held in several cities across the US, where participants expressed a number of accusations against the previous U.S. administration. The protests were timed to coincide with the anniversary of the revolution in Ukraine.

    Protesters meeting near UN headquarters promoted a version of events that claimed that former president Barack Obama and billionaire George Soros had a hand in the change of power in Ukraine.

    The activists emphasized that the same people are now trying to remove …

  • Obama said Russian cyberattacks ceased after he spoke with Putin in September

    According to US President Barack Obama, at the September G20 summit in China, after a conversation with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, the attacks on the Democratic party servers during the election campaign stopped as Obama threatened Russia with "significant consequences." Speaking at a press conference in Washington on Friday, December 16th, Obama said that after a tete-a-tete conversation with Putin, the cyberattacks stopped, but the leak through WikiLeaks happened earlier so …

  • Obama urges Putin to advance in the implementation of 'Minsk' before the end of his term in the White House

    US President Barack Obama, during a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, urged the Russian President to try and make progress in the implementation of the Minsk Agreements before the end of his term in January 2017.

    Obama discussed the content of his conversation with the Russian leader at the final press conference following the APEC summit.

    "I talked with Putin about Ukraine, about the need to implement the Minsk Agreements. I called on him to instruct his negotiating team to work …

  • Obama will request that Greece close its ports to Russian ships

    US President Barack Obama will visit Athens on the 15th and the 16th of November. It is presumed that while there, he will request that Greek authorities prohibit the Russian Navy from entering their ports. This was reported by Greek news portal, which is dedicated to military issues and politics.

    It is known that the Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, would like to ease sanctions against Russia, and even cancel them.

    The article states that Obama and Tsipras will discuss …

  • Putin and Obama discuss Syria and Ukraine during meeting at G20 summit

    US President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin met on the sidelines of the G20 summit in China, RIA Novosti reported.

    In an informal 90-minute meeting, the two leaders discussed the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine.

    The key discussion point was the war in Syria, specifically providing humanitarian aid, reducing the level of violence, and combating extremist groups, such as the so-called Islamic State.

    The two leaders also discussed the war in Ukraine, with Obama urging …

  • Obama: Cooperation in Syria will not end US pressure on Russia with regard to Ukraine

    During a joint press conference with Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, US President Barack Obama explained the difficulties in attempting to cooperate with Russia to end the violence in Syria while simultaneously attempting to force Russia to implement the Minsk Agreements and end its role in the war in eastern Ukraine.

    “I think we’ve already got a lot of differences with Russia on a whole bunch of issues,” Obama stated, according to a press release on the White House’s website. “But I …