Vladimir Olenchenko

"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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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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