US President Donald Trump’s aides have opened a back-door diplomacy channel aimed at reaching out a peace agreement between Russia and Ukraine, according to a report. The New York Times made the revelation on Sunday, days after the paper reported senior Trump aides were in regular contact with Russian intelligence during the 2016 US presidential campaign.
The port call of the US guided missile destroyer Laboon to Odessa, which was to take place on February 16, was cancelled.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that in the near future he expected to hold talks with new US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, during which the situation in Ukraine and the relations between Moscow and Washington would be discussed.
Ukraine is a greater threat to Russia than the banned terrorist organization "Islamic State," said military analyst Semyon Bagdasarov.
According to him, Ukrainian nationalists killed more Russians than ISIS did.
Donald Trump said that he respected Vladimir Putin and wanted the United States to get along with Russia.
US President Donald Trump said in an interview that he respected Russian President Vladimir Putin and wanted the United States to get along with Russia.
The fact that Ukraine has become the territory where international laws are not respected, has been known long ago. Violent upheaval of armed fighters in Ukraine was called 'the Revolution of Dignity', the illegally obtained power was legalized by means of western 'democracy assistants', and 'maidan morons' turned into deputies of the Ukrainian parliament, Verkhovna Rada.
A Ukrainian military offensive in Donbass is giving Washington’s war hawks an excuse to demand President Trump escalate tensions with Russia, negating his hopes for détente, writes Jonathan Marshall. Article is published first in Consortium News.
By Jonathan Marshall
Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump agreed that efforts to bring the Ukrainian crisis to an end should be intensified, the Kremlin spokesman said.
Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peshkov, said that "we see no risk for our country", after China has deploed intercontinental ballistic missiles to region, which borders Russian Far East. Moscow response was reported by TASS News.
Moldova plans to cancel establishing NATO office, Hungary plans to improve relations with Russia and Slovenia to develop political and economic ties with Russia. All of these news on Monday are showing important signs from several European countries slipping out from western power structure in TASS News.
A Chinese daily run by the state says Beijing will continue to carry out military drills in the South China Sea regardless of foreign pressure. Report was published first by PressTV.
The situation in Venezuela may lead to a "color revolution," the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement. "The situation in Venezuela is getting hot," the statement reads.
Germany is deploying now hundreds of soldiers and about 200 armored fighting vehicles to the Baltic region, Lithuania, near the Russian border as part of a force organized by NATO.
Russian and French Presidents, Vladimir Putin and Francois Hollande, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed over the phone on Wednesday the progress in the implementation of the Minsk agreements and expressed dissatisfaction with the overall situation with resolving the Ukrainian crisis, reports TASS.
Since 2014 the United States has deployed Norwegian caves full of military equipment, including far over 6,500 pieces of fighting material for over 15,000 soldiers. On Monday US Marines made first troop deployment to Norway and by the latest news, Norway is preparing to join NATO missile shield targeting Russia.
On January 17, a press conference of Donbass leaders dedicated to the Pereyaslav Council anniversary was held in Simferopol in the multimedia press centre of MIA "Rossiya segodnya (Russia today)."