Contents tagged with relations

  • Russian Ambassador to the US: Russia and the US must develop a closer relationship

    Russia's new ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, said in an interview with Kommersant that Russia is interested in a constructive interaction with the United States. “Unfortunately, Russian-American relations in the past few years have seriously deteriorated because of the actions of the previous US administration," Antonov said.

    He believes that the confrontation between Russia and the US is not promising, as there will be no winners in this confrontation. "As President Vladimir …

  • Lukashenko sees danger in how Belarus-Russia relations are developing

    President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said that he is concerned about the negative dynamics in the development of relations between Belarus and Russia.

    “We have a large debt under the Union State treaty. We lost a lot on many fronts. But the worst thing is that on some issues we are losing ground,” said Lukashenko.

    He also mentioned the restoration of border zones on the Belarusian-Russian border.

    We were proud of the fact that both Russians and Belarusians have equal rights here. Now we …

  • Putin: Russia-US relations will not change anytime soon

    For the longest time, Russia had hoped for positive changes in relations with the US, before introducing new measures against Washington, stated Russian President Vladimir Putin, Vesti.Ru reports.

    "We waited for quite some time that maybe something will change for the better, had such hope that the situation will somehow change. However, judging by everything, if it changes, it will not be soon," the Russian leader said.

    Putin noted that he considered it necessary to show that Russia "will no …

  • Germany: Scandal with Siemens turbines in Crimea will lead to deterioration of Russian-German relations

    The German government has said that Moscow's deception, bringing gas turbines made by the German company Siemens from Russia to the Crimea, despite its prohibition under EU sanctions and in violation of its contracts, will lead to further deterioration of relations between the two countries.

    "Such a massive violation of sanctions will again burden German-Russian relations," the spokesman for the German Foreign Ministry told the German publication Bild am Sonntag.

    It has been reported that …

  • Nikki Haley: The US will not agree to closer relations with Russia at the expense of Ukraine

    The present U.S. administration is still deliberating the possibility of strengthening cooperation with Russia, however it considers it unacceptable to do so at the expense of satisfying Russia’s geopolitical interests and aggression against other countries, especially Ukraine, as stated on Tuesday at a meeting of the UN Security Council on Conflicts in Europe by Nikki Haley, the U.S. permanent representative to the organization.

    "The United States thinks it's possible to have a better …

  • Russian Federation Council Deputy: Trump's presidency has not improved U.S.-Russia relations yet

    Russia's First Deputy of the Federation Council on Defense and Security Committee, Franz Klintsevich, said that the first month of Donald Trump’s presidency did not make any serious ground in the hope to improve Russia-USA relations.

    "While I do not see any serious moves towards the improvement of Russian-American relations, in spite of Russia’s sincere desire, as said by Donald Trump, to get along with the United States," Interfax quoted Klintsevich as saying.

    "We cannot ignore the …

  • German Foreign Minister: Rapprochement between the United States and Russia would be useful for Ukraine

    Following the visit to the United States, the German Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sigmar Gabriel, expressed confidence that the Administration of the U.S. President, Donald Trump, is still just developing its strategy towards Russia. Gabriel stated this on the air of the ARD TV Channel, Deutsche Welle reported. The Minister welcomed the possibility of rapprochement between the United States and Russia.

    “We must all hope that the United States and Russia will reach an agreement but not at the …

  • Polish politician: Future of relations between Ukraine and Poland is 'questionable' because of Ukraine's interpretation of history

    Jarosław Kaczyński, the leader of Poland's ruling party, Law and Justice (PiS) believes that the future of Polish-Ukrainian relations is "questionable" because of the way Ukraine interprets its own history, in particular, the role of the UPA (Ukrainian Insurgent Army).

    He stated this on Radio Rzeszów in the Polish city of Rzeszów, the Onet web portal reported. According to Kaczyński, the future of Ukrainian-Polish relations depends on Ukraine’s attitude toward history. "Polish-Ukrainian …

  • Russian Foreign Ministry: Washington's expulsion of Russian diplomats is revenge for US foreign policy failure

    Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Washington’s decision to expel Russian diplomats is an attempt to take revenge on the Kremlin for its own foreign policy failures, TASS reported.

    "What happened in the world on December 29 is very symbolic. Moscow announced the truce in Syria, the long-awaited truce the diplomats, the military were trying to achieve by pooling efforts, trying to find common ground with our partners. It was so difficult, and our foreign and defense …

  • Russian Foreign Ministry: The Netherlands developed a taste for the destruction of relations with Russia

    A decision of the Dutch authorities on the resumption of the U.S. military facility shows that the leadership of the country is enjoying the destruction of relationships with Russia, as stated by the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Maria Zakharova, RIA Novosti reports.

    "It looks like the leadership of the Netherlands developed a taste for its immoderate activity on targeted destruction of relations with Russia,” she stated. "Now they have …