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
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe adopted the declaration that ignored the results of the national referendum in the Crimea and condemns Russia's intervention in Ukraine. The organization calls upon the Russian Federation to abolish the annexation of the Crimea
Washington has committed so many crimes in Ukraine, that it is obvious that there is a global goal hidden behind it. Obviously, the goal is a coup in Russia. They will make common Ukrainians hate Russia. They will use terror to suppress all forces that oppose this. We are already in a condition that is much more serious than a Cold War
Acting Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Andriy Deshchytsia, no longer exists for Russia, Russia's permanent representative to the UN, Vitaly Churkin said after Ukraine's Foreign Minister insulted Putin. Meanwhile, Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov said that Deshchytsia should get down on his knees and beg Putin for forgiveness
Obama's promised sanctions against Russia were not adopted. French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister David Cameron intend to meet with the Russian President during the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the Normandy landings. G7 members realize that they can not get rid of Putin
The Ukrainian government does not understand normal language. They seem to understand only the language of force. The people in power in Ukraine can hardly be referred to as normal. Yesterday, Russia reversed the decision on cutting gas supplies. The Ukrainian officials took it as encouragement to further aggressive actions
"Here are our thoughts. The next step is Ukraine in NATO. They never ask us about it, nor do they conduct a dialogue with us. As experience of the past two decades shows - there's no dialogue, they only say - "none of your business, it doesn't concern you," Putin said at the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum
Vladimir Putin arrived in China for an official visit. Putin will also meet with former Chinese President Jiang Zemin and hold bilateral meetings with President of Mongolia Elbegdorj Tsakhia, Afghan President Hamid Karzai and President of Iran Hassan Rouhani. A private meeting between Putin and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon is planned too