Vladimir Olenchenko

 Russia not to return to PACE

Russia has no plans to return to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) next year, Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland said. Questioned about the chances of a Russian …

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Kurz: there is no Europe without Russia's energy

The energy supply of Europe cannot be imagined without Russia, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said. “When it comes to energy supply of Europe and Austria, it cannot be imagined without Russia, whether …

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EU to block US anti-Iran sanctions

The European Union will block the anti-Iran sanctions on its territory imposed by the United States to protect European countries, the European Commission said. "We deeply regret the re-imposition of sanctions by the U.S., due …

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"There is no room to maneuver in Russian-US relationship"

The maximum result of the yesterday meeting between the presidents of Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, will be the absence of escalation of tension in the relations between the two countries, Russian political …

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Trump: some day maybe Putin will be my friend

U.S. President Donald Trump said he does not expect much from his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki on July 16. At the same time Trump that he and Vladimir Putin become friends one …

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UN: sanctions imposed on Russia hit EU

The sanctions imposed by Western countries against Russia hit the EU hardest, because they were adopted for political reasons, without conducting the necessary studies of their influence on world markets, UN Special Rapporteur on the negative …

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"Our sanctions against Russia pointless"

Slovak Prime Minister Peter Pellegrini called the EU sanctions against Russia pointless. "Slovakia has long stressed that the sanctions has no positive effect," he recalled, speaking at the Parliamentary Assembly of the …

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Does US recognize Crimea as part of Russia?

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to comment on the media report, which says that US President Donald Trump told that Crimea is part of Russia. Sanders said that she is not …

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No Putin - Trump meeting?

Russian President Vladimir Putin blamed political ructions in the United States for difficulties in arranging a summit with President Donald Trump. Putin said last month the proposed summit was …

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EU to cut corners on Poland and  Baltic countries

The European Commission plans to shift more than 30 billion euro in EU funding away from central and eastern Europe, the Financial Times reported with reference to draft documents. Draft documents show the commission …

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 US preparing new sanctions against Russia

US President Donald Trump issued a memo ordering State Secretary Mike Pompeo to propose sanctions on Russia in response to alleged violations of a 1987 missile treaty, the White House said today. A …

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Is Europe breaking ties with US?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the unilateral U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal undermines confidence in the global order. Speaking in the western German city of Muenster, Merkel noted that it took 12 …

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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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