Contents tagged with trump

  • Peskov denies contacts between Russian intelligence and Trump campaign team

    The Press Secretary for the President of the Russian Federation, Dmitry Peskov, stated that Vladimir Putin didn’t discuss the Crimean issue during a telephone conversation with U.S. President Donald Trump, RIA Novosti reported. “No, the Crimean issue wasn’t raised,” Peskov told journalists in response to the question.

    “We have said everything we want to say about the results of the telephone conversation that you mentioned,” the Press Secretary added. “As for the return of the Crimea, this …

  • Moscow responds to US statements on the Crimea

    Commenting on the White House's statements on the Crimea, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said that Moscow “will not give back her own territories”.

    “We will not give back our own territories. The Crimea is the territory of the Russian Federation. That’s all,” Zakharova stated.

    She also remarked that bilateral relations between Russia and America “were brought to an impasse by the previous US administration, which they need to be brought out of”.

    “The Obama administration was in power …

  • U.S. Senator John McCain: Flynn’s resignation raises further questions about the Trump administration’s intentions toward Russia

    The resignation of National Security Advisor, Michael T. Flynn, raises even more questions about how the administration of President Donald Trump will cooperate with Russia, according to the head of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Republican Senator John McCain.

    "General Flynn’s resignation also raises further questions about the Trump administration’s intentions toward Vladimir Putin’s Russia," John McCain indicated in a statement released on Tuesday.

    In addition, the senator said he …

  • Russians blame ‘Russophobia’ in the U.S. Administration for Flynn resignation

    Russians have considered the dismissal of the U.S. President’s National Security Advisor Michael Flynn to be an act of ‘paranoia’. The dismissal was triggered by Flynn’s contacts with the Russian government, which occurred without the prior knowledge of the U.S. Administration.

    Konstantin Kosachev, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Federation Council of the Russian State Duma, wrote about the occurrence on his Facebook page.

    "Either Trump has not found his desired independence and …

  • Lavrov: The Kremlin has already initiated dialogue with the Trump administration

    Russia has begun a dialogue with the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump, as stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during an interview with Channel NTV.

    "We respect the positions of any country, and are always ready to sit down and discuss any approaches, even those that completely contradict our own. I believe that our dialogue with the administration of Donald Trump, which has already begun, will become more intensive as soon as all parts of the administration engaged in …

  • Former NATO commander: Trump must send weapons to Ukraine

    U.S. President Donald Trump must avoid the mistakes of Barack Obama, who was not determined enough to provide  Ukraine with the weapons necessary for its self-defense, as stated by General Philip Breedlove, the former Commander in Chief of NATO forces in Europe, while testifying to the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.

    “Trump Administration, which understands the value of negotiating from strength, should adopt a position of forward defense in dealing with the Kremlin challenge to NATO. …

  • Putin hopes for the complete restoration of relations between Russia and the United States

    Russian President Vladimir Putin is hopeful for the total restoration of relations between Moscow and Washington in entirety.

    "U.S.-Russian relations have greatly deteriorated over the past five years. Of course, they need to be restored. It is in the interests of both the Russian and American people. We have heard the opinion of President Trump on this matter. We hope that these relations will be restored in full and on all fronts. However this depends not only on us, but also on the …

  • The head of Ukraine's Fiscal Service to be reprimanded for attending Trump inauguration without Kyiv's permission

    As the Minister of Finance, Oleksandr Danylyuk, stated, a disciplinary action will be taken against the head of the State of the Fiscal Service of Ukraine (SFS), Roman Nasirov.

    As Danylyuk said at a press conference, "for the systematic violation of the orders of the Minister of Finance and for uncoordinated absence at the workplace, I initiated a disciplinary action against Nasirov. The second reprimand leads to dismissal.”

    Also, the department will appeal to NABU and NAZK ( the National …

  • 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, …

  • Lavrov: Russia is ready to do its part to improve relations with the USA

    The position of the new U.S. President, Donald Trump, “gives some hope for positive developments in bilateral relations.” To restore relations with Washington, Moscow is ready to do its part, as indicated by Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, to the Austrian magazine Profil.

    “We are ready to do our part to improve relations with the USA. Their degradation in recent years has occurred not because of us, but as a result of targeted actions by the previous Administration in Washington,” …