Apr 18 2015 - 20:20
The EU is not ready to sacrifice relations with Russia for Ukraine’s sake. MEP Dario Tamburrano said today that the EU is not ready sacrifice relations with Russia for Ukraine’s sake.
Apr 18 2015 - 15:31
Moscow is ready to work with any president elected by the American people, because Russia and the United States, despite their differences, have a common agenda, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. "We will work with any head of the American State who is elected by the American people. Because we do not cooperate with specific individuals, we cooperate with the country with the largest and a very influential country in the world," the head of the Russian state said in an interview with the host of 'News on Saturday', Sergey Brilev.
Apr 18 2015 - 14:46
Islamic State in the Middle East and Russia in the Ukrainian conflict are "completely different problems that cannot be compared," US State Department spokesperson Marie Harf said, speaking at a briefing answering a question about how it could happen that the Deputy Secretary of State Richard Stengel in a letter to the head of Sony Pictures Entertainment Michael Lynton, listing the challenges which the United States is facing in foreign policy, put IS in the Middle East confrontation and Russia in the Ukrainian conflict in one row.
Apr 18 2015 - 12:22
The United States believes that Western sanctions against Russia should remain in force as long as Russia does not fulfill its obligations under the Minsk Agreements to resolve the conflict in Ukraine, US President Barack Obama said yesterday, speaking at a press conference at the White House after talks with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
Apr 18 2015 - 11:31
The creation of a free trade zone between Germany and Russia is possible in the future, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said, speaking at an economic forum in the German town of Stralsund. "In the future, we see the creation of a large free trade area, including Russia," the DPA agency quotes her as saying. "Step by step, we are doing everything to get closer to a Common Economic Space – as Vladimir Putin once said - from Vladivostok to Lisbon," RIA Novosti quoted the German Chancellor as saying.
Apr 17 2015 - 21:22
French and Russian Presidents Francois Hollande and Vladimir Putin may meet in Yerevan on April 24 to discuss the situation in Ukraine and other problems, TASS reports. Putin's Spokesman Dmitry Peskov had said earlier that such a meeting was possible within the framework of the events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide. Romain Nadal, spokesman of the French Foreign Ministry, announced Hollande's visit to Armenia two days ago.
Apr 17 2015 - 21:12
US President Barack Obama said that Russian President Vladimir Putin's lifting of the ban on shipments of S-300 anti-missile systems to Iran was predictable. He admitted that it was indeed surprising that the ban was lifted with such a delay, RIA Novosti reports.Obama reminded at a press conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the White House that the deal had initially been planned for realization in 2009. The US leader noted that he had met Prime Minister Putin for the first time back then.
Apr 17 2015 - 18:47
Nino Burjanadze, the leader of the Democratic Movement Party of Georgia, said that Crimea was part of Russia and will never return to Ukraine, RIA Novosti reports.She added that not a single state was talking about Crimea.