Tag: Russia

Ukraine tensions keep Putin away from Auschwitz anniversary

Russian President Vladimir Putin is unlikely to join world leaders gathering at the site of the Auschwitz death camp this month because distrust caused by the conflict in Ukraine has cast a pall on arrangements to commemorate the Holocaust.   The Nazi camp where about 1.5 million people were killed, most of them Jews, became […]

Globalists Use Putin as Foil to Push TTIP U.S.-EU Merger

“Vladimir Putin Hates the TTIP: Which is exactly why Europe and America need to get it done.” Those are the title and subtitle for a November 19 op-ed by Admiral James Stavridis at foreignpolicy.com, the website of the establishment journal Foreign Policy.   A problem for Stavridis and the TTIP promotional choir is that Putin […]

Lavrov warns over Russia ‘regime change’ goal

Speaking to foreign policy advisers in Moscow, Mr Lavrov referred to calls for sanctions “that will destroy the economy and cause public protests”.   On Thursday, President Vladimir Putin said Moscow must guard against a “colour revolution”.   Russia denies arming Ukrainian rebels or sending Russian troops there.   Western sanctions were first imposed when […]

Joe Biden warns Russia faces ‘isolation’

Mr Biden, on a visit to Ukraine where he met President Petro Poroshenko, called on Russia to withdraw its military forces from Ukraine.   Ukrainians are marking a year since the start of the uprising which ousted pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovych.   Amid celebrations, they paid tribute to those killed over the winter in Kiev. […]

Hope, but no breakthrough so far in nuclear talks with Iran

“Deep gaps” remain between world powers and Iran over its nuclear program, a Russian official said on Wednesday, as negotiations intensified toward a November 24 deadline.   But speaking from Muscat, Oman, where the negotiators have converged for several days after basing their talks in Vienna, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov expressed optimism that a […]

Xi Jinping and China’s Power Play With Russia

President Barack Obama will meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping this week on international issues like Ebola and terrorism, but things likely will get awkward if they discuss Beijing’s growing nuclear arsenal and increasingly cozy partnership with Russia.   Xi has aggressively asserted his government’s power at home and abroad since taking office in 2013, […]

Iran-Russia Nuclear Deal to be Signed Tuesday

The head of Iran’s atomic energy agency, Ali Akbar Salehi, will travel to Russia Tuesday to sign a construction deal for two nuclear power plants on Iran’s southern Gulf shores, AFP reported on Sunday.   Salehi’s visit will cap months of negotiations between Iran and Russia, and comes as the Islamic republic faces a November 24 […]

Jews reject Russia claims of Ukraine anti-Semitism

Russian media and officials have been portraying Ukraine as a hotbed of far-right extremism, including anti-Semitism, ever since former President Viktor Yanukovych was removed from power at the end of February.   In his first public reaction to Mr Yanukovych’s downfall, President Vladimir Putin told journalists on 4 March: “We see the rampage of reactionary […]

Obama and Putin meet amid tensions: White House

US President Barack Obama met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin three times on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific summit on Tuesday, with their conversations covering Iran, Syria and Ukraine, the White House said. Relations between Washington and Moscow are at their lowest ebb since the Cold War, with Russia under US-backed Western sanctions over its […]

Russia Moving Missiles, Rockets Toward Eastern Ukraine

Russia is sending additional military forces toward the border with eastern Ukraine, including units equipped with ballistic missiles, as part of Moscow’s ongoing destabilization effort in support of pro-Russian rebels.   U.S. officials with access to intelligence reports said one Russian military unit equipped with short-range ballistic missiles was detected this week near eastern Ukraine, […]