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  • The Kremlin believes that relations between Russia and the United States are at an all-time low

    Russian authorities hope to resume dialogue with the United States under President Donald Trump, but acknowledge that the normalization process will not be fast, because relations are now at their lowest, according to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

    “It is hardly possible to spoil something in these relations. They are at their lowest, but certainly we expect that the dialogue will be resumed, and a difficult and slow process of turning relations in a constructive direction will begin,” …

  • Ukraine’s Presidential Administration is attempting to strengthen relationship with Trump

    Deputy Head of Presidential Administration Kostiantyn Yelisieiev stated that Ukraine is actively working on improving relations with the newly elected U.S. President Donald Trump. He noted in an interview with RBC-Ukraine that Poroshenko was one of the first people Trump called.

    Yelisieiev rejected resentments against the Presidential Administration and Ukrainian Foreign Ministry that were formed because during the election campaigning in the U.S.A., Ukraine focused solely on Democrats. He …

  • NATO recognizes gaps in its defensive capability

    NATO-member countries have to fill certain gaps in their defensive capabilities, stated the chairman of the NATO Military Committee, General Petr Pavel in an interview with the television station SVS.  

    “We all realize that we should fill gaps, enhance deterrent capability and, when necessary, to defend. We know what these gaps are and should focus on filling them and maintaining the advantage in our military capabilities,” Pavel said.

    He added that, to achieve this, appropriate funding is …

  • Linkevicius: Putin may test NATO before the start of Trump’s presidency

    Lithuania has not ruled out the possibility that Russian President Vladimir Putin may test NATO for several weeks before Donald Trump officially becomes the president of the United States.

    This was stated by the minister of foreign affairs of Lithuania, Linas Linkevičius, in an interview with BBC.

    Linkevičius said that there is a danger that Putin considers the period between now and the start of Trump’s presidency in January as an opportunity to test the combat readiness and diplomatic …

  • Ukrainian ambassador to the US is attempting to arrange a meeting between Trump and Poroshenko in February

    Ukrainian Ambassador to the US, Valeriy Chaly, stated that Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko intends to visit Washington next year shortly after the inauguration of the new US president, Donald Trump, Krym.Realii reported.

    Chaly noted that they will try to arrange it so Poroshenko will travel to Washington as early as February, and if a meeting can be arranged, it “will be a big victory for Ukraine.”

    According to the ambassador, arranging such a meeting is ambitious, but not unrealistic. …

  • Trump promised to help Poland with the return of the wreckage of Tu-154 from Russia

    Even before winning the United States Presidential Elections, President-elect Donald Trump promised to raise the issue of the return of the wreckage of the Tu-154 during negotiations with Russia.

    "I heard about the case and that the Russians do not want to return the fragments. I will try to help Poland in this regard," the politician said after the Congress of Polish Americans in September.

    TVP Polonia reports that Trump also spoke about the "great respect to the Polish people" and that he …

  • Media: Trump is planning to visit Russia after his inauguration

    The newly elected President of the United States, Donald Trump, is planning on visiting Russia right after his inauguration which will take place on January 20. This has been reported by Izvestia, citing an unnamed source in the Republican party.

    According to the newspaper's source, Trump advisors convinced him that he should pay a visit to Russia right after the inauguration but not before.

    The author of The National Interest, Dimitri Simes, believes that the decision to visit Russia after …

  • McCain warns Trump not to become too friendly with Russia

    The republican senator John McCain warned US president-elect Donald Trump against softening relations with Russia. McCain stated that any “reset” of these relations will be a dangerous step.

    The remarks of John McCain, the Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and an avid critic of Russia, showed rising tensions between Trump and the republicans in the senate with regard to Russia. McCain referred to a recent phone conversation between Trump and the Russian President Vladimir Putin …

  • Ukrainian President had telephone conversation with Donald Trump

    In a telephone conversation with the US president-elect Donald Trump, the President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko stressed the importance of support from Washington in the face of Russian aggression, reported the press service of the President of Ukraine. The phone conversation took place on Tuesday night.

    “Petro Poroshenko pointed out the importance of the support of Ukraine by Washington in the face of Russian aggression and also the support of the reforms in the country,” the statement reads. …

  • Peskov: Putin and Trump did not discuss the Crimea or Ukraine during phone conversation

    According to Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump did not discuss the Crimea or the war in eastern Ukraine during their phone conversation on Monday, TASS reported.

    Responding a question of whether Putin and Trump discussed Ukraine and the Crimea, Peskov answered, “No, it was not discussed.”

    “Once again, it was a very constructive conversation,” Peskov stated. “The whole tone of the conversation largely corresponded with the …