Contents tagged with trump

  • Kremlin calls Trump's letter to Erdogan 'unusual'

    On Thursday, the Kremlin commented on US President Donald Trump's letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, calling its tone highly unusual for correspondence between Presidents. The American President asked his Turkish counterpart not to be a "tough guy" and "a fool."

    On Wednesday, the White House published Trump's letter to Turkish President, which was sent on October 9. The American President urged his Turkish counterpart to stop the offensive in Northeastern Syria and recommended …

  • Former ambassador: Ukraine didn’t give permission to declassifying Trump-Zelensky phone call

    Former Ukrainian Ambassador to the US Valeriy Chaly confirmed to the in an interview that Ukraine has not agreed to declassify the transcripts of the phone calls between US President Donald Trump and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky.

    “If Ukraine agrees to publish the relevant phone call, according to procedure, it must agree to declassify it… Phone calls have a certain restricted access. In the US, it’s very closely regulated, you saw an example of this in the last scandal, …

  • US Ambassador to Russia: Big plans for Trump-Putin meeting were abandoned

    Russian President Vladimir Putin could have visited Washington at the start of the year, and US President Donald Trump could have visited Russia in the second half, retiring US Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman told Kommersant in an interview.

    When asked whether such an option was actually considered, Huntsman nodded.

    The two leaders’ plans changed due to the incident at the Kerch Strait in which Ukrainian sailors were captured by Russian border guards. “Yes. I won’t go into the details, but …

  • Kremlin: publication of Zelensky and Trump conversation transcript shows the danger of negotiating with US

    Official Representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said on a Channel One Russia that the transcript publication of te telephone conversation between the US President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky showed that it is dangerous to negotiate with Washington, reports TASS news agency.

    "I agree with many assessments that this [publication of the transcript] certainly changes the form of relations between countries, between presidents, and between …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky plans another visit to the US

    An aide to the Ukrainian President, Andriy Yermak said that Zelensky will make another official  visit to the United States, reports TSN TV channel.

    According to Yermak, during the meeting in New York, Trump and Zelensky discussed the possibility of the next visit.

    "This conversation [that launched the impeachment procedure on Trump] is in the past. And now the presidents discussed other questions. President Trump made an emphasis on important issues. He said that Secretary of State is …

  • Ukrainian Prosecutor General's Office denies ‘Biden case’ investigation

    Ukrainian Deputy Prosecutor General, Head of the Specialized Anti-Corruption Prosecutor's Office Nazar Kholodnytskyi  said in an interview with Novoe Vremya radio that Ukrainian investigators had not questioned former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter in the case of possible abuse of power by Ukrainian Ecology Ministry officials.

    According to him, the Prosecutor decided to close the case on August 1, 2017, because the investigation had no progress for about two years.

    "What will …

  • Zelensky on meeting with Trump: 'We are ready for anything'

    Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in a comment to the Hromadske TV channel, described the expectations from the forthcoming meeting with US President Donald Trump.

    "Ukraine is an independent country. We're ready for anything. We expect support, but we do not need help, because Ukraine is already a strong country. I want the US always to support Ukraine in the fight against the aggression and war. I think that we already have support on this issue, and everything goes in the right …

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister: Trump did not pressure Ukrainian President Zelensky to investigate Biden's son

    Ukrainian Foreign Minister Vadym Prystaiko in an interview to Hromadske TV channel denied that ,during a telephone conversation, US President Donald Trump pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Joe Biden’s son. According to him, Ukraine is being drawn into the confrontation between Republicans and Democrats.

    "Those people who are involved in the Ukrainian-American relations, understand that we have always tried to appreciate the help from both parties. This help has …

  • Ukrainian President Zelensky and US President Trump to meet on September 25

    The meeting of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and the US President Donald Trump will be held on September 25, reports the Mirror Weekly (Dzerkalo Tyzhnia) news outlet, citing a source close Zelensky.

    The scheduled duration of the meeting is 45 minutes. "However, the meeting may last longer," reports the Mirror Weekly. Ukrainian and American presidents will discuss the conflict in the Donbas and attracting American investments in the Ukrainian economy. It is expected that Trump will …

  • Putin claims he offered to sell newest Russian weapons to Trump

    Russian President Vladimir Putin, during his speech at the plenary session of World Economic Forum 2019, said that Russia offered to sell its hypersonic weapons to the United States.

    Putin noted that, during the last meeting with American partners in Osaka, the US raised a question "how to include newest Russian modern weapons, including hypersonic missile systems, into General agreements."

    "This means that no country in the world, including the United States, have such a weapon," Putin said. …