Russia intends to continue to build up military and nuclear capabilities. This is required for security, not for attacks, he said. Estimating the actions of the Ukrainian military in south-eastern Ukraine, Putin drew a parallel with the tactics of fascist forces in the Soviet Union during Second World War
As expected, the meeting in Minsk between the presidents of Russia and Ukraine within the scope of the Customs Union-EU-Ukraine summit ended without any breakthrough results. Vladimir Putin emphatically stated that the regulation of the crisis in Ukraine was not Russia's business, but an internal problem of Ukraine
According to Putin, Russia will abolish preferences for Ukrainian imports, if the Association Agreement between Ukraine and Europe starts working. "Russia can not stand still in this situation. We will be forced to take counter-measures to protect our market. We will simply have to introduce a standard trade regime with Ukraine," said Putin
The day before the meeting between representatives of Ukraine, the European Union and the Eurasian Three in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, which Russian and Ukrainian presidents Vladimir Putin and Petro Poroshenko will also attend, the Kremlin does not exclude a possibility of a separate bilateral meeting between the leaders of Russia and Ukraine
This is it. We have entered a new stage of the Cold War with the United States. This can be seen in remarks expressed by leading American politicians, political scientists and numerous articles. Russian officials still prefer to use more abstract expressions and definitions. The Russian cult of hunger for justice still tries to prove something
Vladimir Putin came nearly four hours late with his long-awaited speech before State Duma deputies and federal ministers in Yalta, Crimea. The press has been expecting "epic" statements from Putin on the subject of the Ukrainian crisis for long already. According to him, "Ukraine has plunged into bloody chaos and killings"
Vladimir Putin is demonized by western media according to an old humanitarian agenda. The more imperialism is cruel, the more it pretends to be moral and humanitarian. This is not a paradox; not even a mark of hypocrisy. This is just the way the West works since it began its cruel imperialistic agenda in the nineteenth century.
the United States was in the center of a similar scandal in 1988, when American cruiser the Vincennes fired a guided missile at an Iranian airliner, having taken it for a military aircraft. Chizhov quoted then U.S. President George H. W. Bush, who said: "I will never apologize for the United States of America - I don't care what the facts are"
Russian President Putin denied reports about the deployment of a Russian radar in Cuba's Lourdes. "In agreement with our friends, this center was closed, and we have no plans to resume its work," he said. The radar center in Lourdes was created by the Soviet Union in Cuba during the 1960s. The station was designed to monitor U.S. missile launches
Vladimir Putin's week-long visit to Latin America was marked with the conclusion of major economic projects. One can see Russia's wish to restore the military-political alliance with Cuba and Nicaragua, with an eye to move further south, to the giants of the continent - Brazil and Argentina. Russia needs alternatives and allies in the Western...
Russia is being cautious to Mr. Tefft, to put it mildly. The U.S. diplomat played a significant role during the so-called "Orange Revolution" in Ukraine. In Tbilisi, Georgia, he enjoyed the sympathy of then-Georgian President Mikhail Saakashivili. Unlike previous Ambassador Michael McFaul, John Tefft is a career diplomat
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov does not recommend anyone to even consider the idea of an armed attack on the Crimea, including for the purpose to return the peninsula to Ukraine. "I would not advise anyone to do this. We have the doctrine of national security, and it very clearly regulates the actions, which will be taken in this case,"...
The number of NATO ships in the waters of the Black Sea today is larger than it was during the days of the Soviet Union. Even during the war with Georgia in 2008, the Alliance and the U.S. did not send so many cruisers, frigates, patrol and reconnaissance vessels to the Black Sea. Today, there are nine of them