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We don’t regard tumult in Armenia as Ukraine-style revolution: Kremlin
Apr24

We don’t regard tumult in Armenia as Ukraine-style revolution: Kremlin

The Kremlin said Tuesday it did not regard political tumult in Armenia, a close Russian ally, as a Ukraine-style revolution and was pleased that the situation there appeared stable for now. …read more Source: The Daily...

Ukraine energy ministry website hit by ransomware attack: spokeswoman
Apr24

Ukraine energy ministry website hit by ransomware attack: spokeswoman

The website of Ukraine’s energy and coal ministry website has been hit by a cyber attack, though the websites of state-run energy companies have not been affected, the ministry’s spokeswoman said by phone. …read more Source: The Daily...

Germany to Push for Exemptions From US Sanctions on Russia
Apr19

Germany to Push for Exemptions From US Sanctions on Russia

Senior German officials will seek exemptions from US sanctions on Russia to shield local businesses from hundreds of millions in estimated losses, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Chancellor Angela Merkel and Finance Minister Olaf Scholz will ask the US administration during their visit to Washington next week to waive restrictions on...

CIA Chief: No More ‘Soft Policy’ towards Russia
Apr12

CIA Chief: No More ‘Soft Policy’ towards Russia

CIA director Mike Pompeo, who was picked by President Donald Trump to lead US foreign policy, has declared that the days of what he called a “soft policy” toward Russia are over. At the same time, he said dialogue must continue. “Russia continues to act aggressively, enabled by years of soft policy toward that aggression. That’s now over....

Germany’s Merkel seeks to assure Ukraine on Russian gas link
Apr10

Germany’s Merkel seeks to assure Ukraine on Russian gas link

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is promising to consider the impact of a new Russian-German gas pipeline on Ukraine as plans progress. …read more Source: The Daily...

Ukraine to impose sanctions on Russian oligarchs: president
Apr10

Ukraine to impose sanctions on Russian oligarchs: president

Ukraine will impose sanctions on Russian oligarchs including Oleg Deripaska, following the lead of penalties ordered by the United States, President Petro Poroshenko said Tuesday. …read more Source: The Daily...

Russia Tells UK, It Must Send Home ‘Just Over 50’ of Its Diplomats: Zakharova
Mar31

Russia Tells UK, It Must Send Home ‘Just Over 50’ of Its Diplomats: Zakharova

The Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said Saturday, the UK was notified that it should send home “just over 50” of its diplomats. “We asked for parity. The Brits have 50 diplomats more than the Russians,” said Zakharova. Over the past few days, more than 25 countries, including numerous EU member states, the United...

Russia Expels EU States’ Diplomats in Tit-for-Tat Measures Amid Skripal Case
Mar30

Russia Expels EU States’ Diplomats in Tit-for-Tat Measures Amid Skripal Case

The Russian Foreign Ministry has decided to expel diplomats from the European states that had taken a similar move toward Moscow. Moscow has expelled from: Italy: 2 diplomats Finland: 1 diplomats Poland: 4 diplomats Lithuania: 3 diplomats Netherlands: 2 diplomats Latvia: 1 diplomat Sweden: 1 diplomat Estonia: 1 military attache Czech Republic: 3...

Expelled Russian diplomats leave Ukraine
Mar28

Expelled Russian diplomats leave Ukraine

…read more Source: Al-Manar TV

Russian Envoy: US, UK ‘Most Likely’ Planned Diplomats’ Expulsion in Advance
Mar27

Russian Envoy: US, UK ‘Most Likely’ Planned Diplomats’ Expulsion in Advance

Russian Ambassador to the United States said that Washington and London ‘most likely” planned the expulsion of the Russian diplomats in advance stressing that the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal was just a pretext for this move. “The scale of damage and the preceding information preparation and support prove that it was most likely...

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