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  • Kremlin says the U.S. has not consulted Russia regarding ‘security zones’ in Syria

    The Kremlin has called on the U.S. to consider all the consequence regarding the creation of the so-called “security zones” for Syrian refugees in order not to make the situation worse.

    This was stated by the Press Secretary of the Russian President, Dmitry Peskov, as reported by Russia’s TASS news agency.

    “This is important that the situation does not become worse. It is worth considering all the consequences” he stated.

    When asked if the U.S. consulted with Russia prior to taking this …

  • Ukrainian Ambassador in Washington had a conversation with Trump before the inauguration

    Before Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony, the Ambassador of Ukraine in Washington, Valeriy Chaly, said that he took the opportunity to discuss relations between the US and Ukraine with the now US president, and the conversation was considered positive, Ukrinform reported.

    "I took the opportunity to speak briefly with the President-elect to ensure that the Ukrainian issue would not be ignored,” Chaly told reporters and clarified that the conversation took place two days ago, during the pre- …

  • Polish Foreign Minister: It will be hard for EU countries to protect themselves against Russia without U.S. assistance

    The Polish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Witold Waszczykowski, stated at the World Economic Forum in Davos that Europe will have to persuade the United States, led by Donald Trump, to remain committed to its allies. Otherwise, it will be hard for European countries to protect themselves against Russia without Washington’s assistance.

    “We need to persuade the United States to stay with us because Europe will not be able to resolve the conflict in eastern Ukraine without America on its side. We …

  • Poroshenko arranged a meeting with Trump

    President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko announced his arrangement of a meeting with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, his administration posted on Twitter.

    "I was one of the first world leaders to call Trump after elections. We arranged a meeting,” the statement reads in which the President’s administration refers to Poroshenko’s interview with Bloomberg during the visit to Davos.

    Earlier, it was reported that the Vice President of the USA, Joseph Biden, expressed hope that Trump’s …

  • The President of Finland: Russia longs for its former greatness

    The primary problem that we face today is global security, this affects the Baltic Sea and many other regions. The tension is growing in the world and Russia is trying to take a more secure position (from its perspective) in such conditions, the President of Finland stated, as reported by Yle.

    “At a basic level, Russia longs for its former greatness,” Sauli Niinistö added. Niinistö also commented on the statement of the President-elect of the United States regarding the lifting of anti-Russian …

  • Russia denied reports about Putin and Trump meeting in Iceland

    The press secretary for the President of Russia, Dmitry Peskov, assured Radio Liberty that there have been discussions about arranging a meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in Iceland.

    "So far there are no talks about the meeting there," Peskov said in his commentary to the Russian RIA Novosti news agency. According to media reports, the Russian Embassy in the UK has called such messages "nonsense" and "a Briton’s attempt to undermine the …

  • The head of the CIA warned Trump to be careful with Russia

    The CIA Director, John Brennan, advised the President-elect, Donald Trump, to fully realize the danger that Russia poses for Washington as soon as possible.

    "Spontaneity is not something that protects national security interests, therefore when he [Trump] speaks or reacts, just make sure he understands that the implications and the impact on the United States could be profound," Brennan said during an interview with Fox News.

    The CIA chief warned that ill-conceived "conversations and tweets" …

  • Tillerson: Russia is not an eternal rival but an 'occasional partner'

    The former CEO of Exxon Mobil Oil and future U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson assured the members of the U.S. Senate that he would adhere to a tough policy with regard to Moscow, Deutsche Welle reported. Speaking at a hearing on Wednesday, January 11, he described Russia as an international threat. "Our NATO partners are rightly concerned about a resurgent Russia," he said. "While Russia is trying to win respect and weight on the world stage, its recent actions disregarded American …

  • Media: US Ambassador to Ukraine will not be replaced

    The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine reported that the U.S. Ambassador in Kyiv, Marie Yovanovitch, is excluded from the recall of diplomats due to the election of Donald Trump as the President of the U.S.A., as reported by a source in the Embassy to Ukrainian News.

    “There are two types of diplomatic appointments, political and career. Marie Yovanovitch is a career diplomat, therefore she will not be affected,” the representative of the agency said.

    According to a mandate issued by Trump, all diplomats …

  • Kremlin spokesman: Allegations that Russia tried to influence US elections are 'unfounded'

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov called the accusations that the Russian government attempted to influence the US presidential elections “unfounded”, TASS reported.

    “The absolutely unfounded accusations are at a rather amateurishly emotional level that can hardly be applied to a highly professional work of high-class special services,” Peskov stated.

    "We still don’t know what is fact and what data those who make such unfounded accusations have," he added.

    The Kremlin spokesman added that, "It …