Vladimir Olenchenko

Does US curtail sanctions campaign?

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that Washington's recent anti-Russian sanctions had the “necessary impact.” Speaking in an interview broadcast Thursday on Fox Business, Mnuchun said that these …

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Everyone included in 'Kremlin report'

The U.S. Treasury Department has released "Kremlin report" - the list of Russians who are potential targets for future U.S. sanctions. The list has the names of 114 senior politicians and members of the Russian leadership, as well …

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 Trump decides on Iran sanctions relief

US President Donald Trump has decided to extend sanctions relief for Iran for another 120 days, leaving the 2015 nuclear deal intact, according to a person familiar with the matter. Trump decided to extend sanctions …

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Is London open to reconciliation with Moscow?

Russian and UK foreign ministers agree that Russian-UK relations cannot be called satisfactory, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said after talks with UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson today. …

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Why did Trump recognize Jerusalem as Israel capital?

US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel caused a wave of criticism in the international community. In particular, eight countries-members of the UN Security Council will discuss current …

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Putin and Trump to discuss 'hot issues'

The meeting of the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the US President Donald Trump would be a good opportunity to discuss the hottest issues - both international and bilateral, Russian Presidential Spokesman …

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Will Austria lift anti-Russian sanctions?

Austria may start working to mitigate or abolish European sanctions against Russia. Heinz-Christian Strache, chairman of the far-right Austrian Freedom Party (FPO), who is involved in the formation of the new government, …

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Cancer of separatism: from Karabakh to Catalonia

This week Catalonia took last step towards the collapse of united Spain by adopting a declaration on the independence following an illegal referendum. This decision was not supported by any country of the world, just like a separatist entity in …

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 Is reformation period coming in EU?

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel, his Luxembourg counterpart Xavier Bettel and French President Emmanuel Macron are discussing the creation of "a coalition of goodwill" of …

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Russia - US diplomatic clinch: where is way out?

Washington expressed its regret over Moscow's decision to cut the US diplomatic presence in Russia,  a representative of the Department of State said. "The Russian government has demanded the U.S. Mission to Russia …

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 US House approves sanctions against Russia

The House of Representatives of the US Congress passed a bill to toughen unilateral US sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea. A total of 419 lawmakers supported the bill, with only three votes against. The document will be …

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Is Rex Tillerson quitting?

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson may be considering resigning from his role, CNN reported with reference to several anonymous sources "familiar with Tillerson conversations with friends outside Washington". …

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Trump's sanction game

President of the United States Donald Trump is holding a political game with the Congress, the first deputy chairman of the Russian Federation Council's Foreign Affairs Committee, Vladimir …

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