May 27 2015 - 21:51
US Vice President Joe Biden said that his country was hoping to see more rationalism in Russian President Vladimir Putin's foreign policy, Gazeta.ru reports.The US vice president had earlier warned about moderation of Russia's aggression.
May 27 2015 - 21:33
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said in Washington that the Alliance will give a proportional response to aggression against its members, according to article 5 of the NATO Charter.Concerning the leading role of European countries in resolving the crisis in Ukraine, he noted that the situation was both a challenge for Europe and the world. Europeans play the key role in finding a solution, says the secretary general. Participation of the US would benefit the process, in his opinion. Soltenberg added that Canada was helping Ukraine.
May 27 2015 - 21:24
US Vice President Joseph Biden said at the Brookings Institution in Washington that cooperation with Russia in Syria and Iran will meet Washington's interests, RIA Novosti reports.Biden noted that the US and Russia were both interested in stopping ISIS from controlling Syria and Iran from becoming a nuclear state.
May 27 2015 - 20:37
Russian Permanent Representative to NATO Alexander Grushko said that the Alliance's role in Ukraine was negative. NATO, according to the diplomat, calls Russia a subject involved in the conflict, while encouraging Kiev to use force, Gazeta.ru reports.In the representative's words, the Alliance's rhetoric does not give a real reflection of the events.
May 27 2015 - 20:13
The Syrian opposition has concluded the closed-door talks in Astana with a document calling for the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Syria and restoration of the country's army, TASS reports. The attendees of the meeting have reached an agreement on organization of corridors under assistance of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent to deliver humanitarian aid to refugees. They also discussed a road map for settlement of the crisis. The participants are eager to take part in another round of talks in Kazakhstan.
May 27 2015 - 19:55
NATO Secretary General Jens Stontenberg said in Washington that the Alliance wanted to cooperate with Russia on both the military and the diplomatic levels, RIA Novosti reports. NATO froze all cooperation with Russia over the conflict in Ukraine.
May 27 2015 - 19:14
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has cancelled his visit to Poland. Poroshenko had been planning to visit Warsaw on May 27 and meet with his Polish counterpart Bronislaw Komorowski, Gazeta.ru reports.
May 27 2015 - 18:46
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said at the national parliament that France will not sign a comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran without points on full access of international inspectors to its nuclear facilities, TASS reports.Paris, according to Fabius, expects other countries involved in the nuclear talks to share France's position.