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    Putin Says Russia Won’t Enter Arms Race With NATO
    Jun30

    Putin Says Russia Won’t Enter Arms Race With NATO

    President Vladimir Putin says that Russia will respond to NATO’s military buildup near its borders, but will not be drawn into an arms race. Putin said Thursday that NATO underlined its anti-Russian intentions by deploying forces in Poland and the Baltics and building missile defense sites. Russia has described NATO’s U.S.-led missile...

    Russia Seeks to Reassure Over Brexit Volatility
    Jun29

    Russia Seeks to Reassure Over Brexit Volatility

    As Britain and Europe struggle to come to terms with the British vote in favor of leaving the European Union, financial markets are roiling across the globe, including in Russia. Even before the vote for a British EU exit, the head of Russia’s largest bank, Sberbank, warned that the country’s economic recovery would be at risk and...

    Netherlands, Italy to Share UN Security Council Seat
    Jun29

    Netherlands, Italy to Share UN Security Council Seat

    The Netherlands and Italy took the rare step Tuesday of agreeing to share a two-year seat on the U.N. Security Council, after a contest that ended in a dead heat. After five rounds of voting, the countries were tied with 95 votes each. Neither was able to reach the two-thirds majority needed to secure a seat. After discussions, the two European...

    Brexit’s Impact on Russia Stirs Concern
    Jun29

    Brexit’s Impact on Russia Stirs Concern

    There is growing angst over how Britain’s decision to leave the European Union will impact Russia’s strategic footing around the globe, but disagreement about how much it will affect Moscow, just as the West moves to curb Russian aggression in the Baltics and Syria. President Barack Obama tried to allay fears Tuesday, cautioning...

    Russia Rejects Much Engagement Sought by US, Ambassador Tefft Says
    Jun28

    Russia Rejects Much Engagement Sought by US, Ambassador Tefft Says

    The United States is seeking to engage and involve Russia on a range of international issues — including the most sensitive to their relations — but is often given the cold shoulder, according to U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Tefft. In an hour-long and exclusive joint interview Monday with VOA Russian Service’s Danila Galperovich and Radio...

    Russian Military Tests Readiness With Snap Inspections
    Jun27

    Russian Military Tests Readiness With Snap Inspections

    Russia recently wrapped up nine days of inspections of its military forces in order to judge their readiness. Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered the inspections, which lasted from June 14 to 22. The surprise inspections involved all four of Russia’s military districts, with the focus on command and control structures as...

    Russia Sees Brexit Impact Widespread but Temporary
    Jun25

    Russia Sees Brexit Impact Widespread but Temporary

    Russia reacted to Britain’s vote to exit the European Union with a mix of pleasure, understanding and concern. Some Russian politicians celebrated the Brexit, taking aim at the EU and its Western allies. “Brexit reflects the crisis in the EU governance model,” tweeted senior Russian lawmaker Alexey Pushkov, adding that it was a “personal...

    Ukraine’s Savchenko: ‘There Are No Bad Nations, There Are Bad People’
    Jun23

    Ukraine’s Savchenko: ‘There Are No Bad Nations, There Are Bad People’

    Nadiya Savchenko, the former military Ukrainian pilot captured by Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine in 2014, spent nearly two years in a Russian prison before being swapped for two captured Russian servicemen in May. Now a member of Ukraine’s parliament, she was in Strasbourg, France, this week as her country’s delegate to...

    OSCE Urges Ukraine, Separatists to Probe Cease-fire Violations
    Jun23

    OSCE Urges Ukraine, Separatists to Probe Cease-fire Violations

    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, monitoring a fragile cease-fire in eastern Ukraine, has called on Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists to do more to investigate violations of the agreement. Alexander Hug, deputy director of the OSCE monitoring mission in Ukraine, told Reuters that both sides often failed to investigate...

    Russian State Media Feeds Euroskepticism, but Raises Brexit Concerns
    Jun22

    Russian State Media Feeds Euroskepticism, but Raises Brexit Concerns

    Russian state media often act as cheerleaders for disunity and dysfunction within the European Union and tout Europe’s supposed moral decline and failure to protect traditional values, and project attitudes that dovetail with supporters of Britain leaving the European Union. Numerous state TV messages portray Europe as, unlike Russia,...

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