Contents tagged with trump

  • Kremlin confirms that Putin has met with US Secretary of State nominee

    The President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, has held business meetings with US President-elect Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, as chairman of the ExxonMobil oil corporation, as confirmed by the President’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov, Interfax reports.

    “They had business meetings. Indeed, the President has hosted Mr. Tillerson, as well as his partners in Russia on several occasions.” Peskov stated in answering the question whether Putin knows the …

  • Lavrov: Trump's choice of Tillerson for Secretary of State is 'pragmatic'

    According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, US President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of State, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, is a “pragmatic” choice, TASS reported.

    “We are ready to work with any partners who are interested in developing relations with Russia on an equal basis. I think both President Trump and the next Secretary of State are pragmatic people. We expect that this pragmatism will be a good foundation for building mutually beneficial cooperation from the …

  • Bipartisan group of Republicans and Democrats calls for probe of Russian role in the 2016 US elections

    A group of senators, both Republicans and Democrats, released a statement in which they called on their colleagues to reject inter-party differences and to work together to develop defense measures against external cyber attacks, Interfax reported.

    The Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Republican John McCain, a member of the same committee, Republican Lindsey Graham, as well as the leader of the Democratic Party in the Senate, Charles Schumer and a Democrat member of the Senate …

  • Trump denies that Russia intervened to help him win the election

    President-elect Donald Trump said that he does not believe the CIA’s report that Russia intervened in the election to help him win.

    Trump told Fox News Sunday, "I think it's ridiculous. I think it's just another excuse. I do not believe it," Reuters reports.

    In addition, the Republican President-elect accused Democrats of leaking media reports as he does not believe that those reports came from the Central Intelligence Agency.

    The Washington Post wrote on Friday, December 9th, that the CIA …

  • John McCain called on Trump to admit that the Kremlin intervened in the U.S. elections

    The senior United States Senator from Arizona, John McCain called on the President-elect of the United States, Donald Trump to admit Russia’s intervention in the U.S. presidential elections. “There are facts,” McCain said while speaking on CBS TV’s “Face the Nation” program.

    The Washington Post previously wrote that the Central Intelligence Agency concluded that Russia’s hacker attacks on the official institutions of the United States were aimed at supporting Donald Trump but not discrediting …

  • U.S. Senators urge President Trump to take a tough stance against Russia

    A group of Senators, composed of twelve Republicans and fifteen Democrats, sent a letter to the President-elect of the United States with a request to take a tough stance against Russia due to the military occupation of Ukrainian territories, as stated in the report published on the website of Illinois Senator Richard Durbin.

    Durbin and the Senator from Ohio, Robert Portman, initiated the appeal to Trump. Both politicians founded the Senators’ meeting on the Ukrainian issue.

    “In the light of …

  • Former Trump adviser arrived in Moscow to meet with businessmen and 'thought leaders'

    Carter Page, who served as an adviser to Donald Trump, arrived in Moscow to hold several meetings, Ria Novosti reported.

    "I will meet with influential businessmen and thought leaders," Page said. He added that he will stay in Moscow until December 13th.

    Trump announced Page's appointment as his adviser way back in March. A few months later, Page visited Moscow after receiving an invitation from the rector of the New Economic School, Shlomo Weber. According to The New Times, during Page's last …

  • Ukraine's Antonov aircraft manufacturer offered its aircraft for Trump’s Air Force One

    The Ukrainian Antonov aircraft manufacturing and services company has offered U.S. President-elect, Donald Trump, to manufacture Air Force One. “Maybe, it is better to consider an Antonov aircraft as Air Force One,” the Ukrainian company commented in response to Trump’s tweet about not wanting Boeing’s extremely expensive aircraft.

    Trump previously stated that the contract between the U.S. Government and Boeing for the construction of the presidential aircraft, Air Force One, should be …

  • Putin calls Trump smart and says what he expects from him

    Newly elected President of the USA Donald Trump is reportedly "a smart person" and should "quickly realize a level of responsibility" after being elected to the position. Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed these sentiments on during an interview.

    According to him, Trump was a businessman and an entrepreneur by nature and yet he has already accomplished being a statesman.

    "Today, he is the head of the United States of America, one of the leading countries of the world, a leading …

  • Russian MFA: Moscow has discussed Syria with 'those who will influence Washington' during Trump's presidency

    The Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Sergei Ryabkov, has said that Moscow discusses the Syrian issue with those who will influence Washington during the course of the leadership of the new Presidential Administration of the United States.

    “We discuss the Syrian issue because it is a key issue with those who will probably influence Washington under the leadership of a new administration. However, this doesn’t mean that those people are from the inner circle of the President- …