Tag: Russia

Merkel urges Putin to help end violence in eastern Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel unanimously agreed on immediate restoration of peace in southeastern Ukraine, the Kremlin said Tuesday. They expressed concern during a phone conversation about the recent activities of the armed conflict between Ukrainian government troops and local militias in the Donbass region, as[Read More…]

Those trying to vilify Trump are worse than prostitutes: Putin

President Vladimir Putin has said that those who are trying to defame US President-elect Donald Trump with unsubstantiated claims are ‘worse than prostitutes’, according to a report from Russian news agency TASS. Reacting on the claims that the Russian intelligence has compromising material on Donald Trump and Russia may use[Read More…]

Trump’s CIA nominee lists ISIS, Russia, Iran as major threats

Congressman Mike Pompeo, US president-elect Donald Trump’s pick to run the CIA, on Thursday has listed out Russia, Iran and Islamic State as major threats to the United States. The Congressman said that  Mike said that Russia is “asserting itself aggressively” by invading and occupying Ukraine, threatening Europe, and “doing[Read More…]

No bilateral meeting with Putin in Paris: Donald Trump

Trump considers Putin an ‘asset’ in fighting ISIS

President-elect of USA, Donald Trump has said in his first press conference after the victory, that alliance with Russia and its President Vladimir Putin would be assets in fighting the Islamic State terror organization. He also called ISIS the “number one” issue of concern for the state. Blaming the former[Read More…]

Syria: Ceasefire backed by Russia, Turkey officially in effect

A ceasefire across Syria, brokered by Russia and Turkey, came into force after the government and armed opposition groups accepted the truce agreement. Russian President Vladimir Putin, a key ally of Bashar al-Assad, announced the deal on Thursday after preparing the agreement with Turkey, a long time backer of the[Read More…]

Turkey, Russia agree on ceasefire in Syria: State media

Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency on Wednesday reported that both the Turkish and Russian governments have agreed the terms of a ceasefire in Syria. The ceasefire, which comes into effect on midnight, aims to expand a ceasefire in the city of Aleppo, brokered by Turkey and Russia earlier this month to[Read More…]

Russian military plane crashes in Black Sea near Sochi

A Russian military plane with 91 passengers on board has crashed into the Black Sea , Russian defence ministry said. The plane disappeared from radar 20 minutes after taking off from Sochi’s Adler airport at 7:50 am IST. “Fragments of the Tu-154 plane of the Russian defence ministry were found[Read More…]

Aleppo: UN Security Council to vote on sending observers

The United Nations Security Council will vote on Sunday on a French proposal to send observers to the Syrian city of Aleppo to monitor evacuation and report on the protection of civilians. Despite resistance from Russia, the council will meet at 8:30 pm IST to decide on the draft resolution.[Read More…]

Aleppo: Evacuation of residents suspended

The process of evacuating tens of thousands of rebels and civilians from the last rebel-held pockets of east Aleppo has been suspended, a day after convoys of buses and ambulances began taking residents out of the city. The reason for halting the evacuation process was unclear. Anti-government activists said pro-government[Read More…]

Russia withdraws signature from International Criminal Court statute

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to withdraw Russia from the International Criminal Court, which prosecutes war crimes, crime against humanity and genocide. “The court has not justified the hopes placed on it and has not become an independent, authoritative organ of international justice,”Russian foreign ministry said. The[Read More…]

Russian economy minister detained over bribe issue

Russian Economy Minister Alexey Ulyukayev has been detained on Tuesday on suspicion of taking a $2 million bribe from the representatives of major oil company Rosneft. “The circumstances of the crime are connected with Alexey Ulyukayev, who occupies a public post in the Russian Federation, receiving $2 million on November[Read More…]

What Trump’s America means to rest of the world

2016 election was the most divisive in the entire American political history. The campaign exposed the worst in US politics. Trump’s misogynistic and racist comments earned him global notoriety while DNC email leak and other allegations made Hillary untrustworthy. Trump’s victory will definitely tarnish America’s image and will transform the[Read More…]

Of all world leaders, Putin the happiest about Trump’s victory

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday congratulated Donald Trump on his victory in US elections. The Kremlin said that it hoped to work with him on improving relations between the two countries, reported AFP. Putin ‘expressed hope for mutual work on bringing US-Russia relations out of their critical condition as[Read More…]

US officials fear Russian cyber attack on election day

US security officials and intelligence agency fear that Russian hackers might launch a huge wave of cyber attacks on the election day. US intelligence warned Russia that any attempt to affect the voting or vote counting next Tuesday would be considered as a serious breach, multiple media reports have said.[Read More…]

NATO deploys forces on Russia border, Britain-US send support

In what is being considered as NATO’s biggest military build-up on Russia’s borders since the Cold War, Britain promised to deploy fighter jets to Romania next year along with United States’ commitment of supplying troops, tanks and artillery to Poland. The other ally nations including Germany and Canada have also[Read More…]

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