Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov has stated that US actions toward Russia are moving bilateral relations toward a deadlock and Washington is responsible for that. READ MORE: State Department: Sanctions Against Russia Not 'Competitive Tool' on Arms Market According to Ryabkov, US sanctions are affecting the Americans themselves in the first place. He went on to say that Moscow has not seen anything from the United States other than signals concerning the intention to normalize relations with Russia. Ryabkov noted, the United States is falling more into sanctions mania, as the country probably has no other levers of foreign policy. "As of today, about 70 countries exist in the world, whose citizens and organizations are in this or that way subject to American sanctions. This is a problem of global planetary scale — the United States is undermining by its … [Read more...] about Russia to Help US to Get Back to Reality – Moscow
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For some time, claims that Russia helped sway the result of the June 2016 "Brexit" referendum have abounded in the UK media — now, this speculation has triggered an official investigation, with parliament's Culture, Media, and Sport Committee sending a letter to Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, asking whether any adverts on the network were bought and/or pages set up by Russian-linked accounts during the referendum campaign. Culture Select Committee Chair @DamianCollins has written to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg re Russian paid for ads during GE17 and EUref… pic.twitter.com/vwUCxoISoc — Faisal Islam (@faisalislam) October 24, 2017 Aleksandr Yakovenko, Russian Ambassador to the UK, has been quick to respond to the charges. "Allegations Russia is behind Brexit are an insult to British political leadership and the British people. The referendum was a 2015 … [Read more...] about Boris Moscow Trip: ‘Defrosting’ Relations Amid ‘Blame Russia for Brexit’ Claims?
North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, will not travel to Moscow for the celebrations to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the second world war, a spokesman for the Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has revealed. Although information about the planned visit on 9 May was scarce, Russian officials had expected Kim to attend the military parade and were also planning a bilateral meeting with Putin. It would have been his first foreign trip since he took power following the death of his father, Kim Jong-il, in 2011. Dmitry Peskov told journalists on Thursday: “He has decided to stay in Pyongyang. This decision is related to internal Korean affairs.” Peskov said the information had come “via diplomatic channels”. There has been very little information about the logistics or arrangements of the potential visit. Calls to the North Korean embassy in Moscow went unanswered, and Pyongyang made no public statement regarding it. At Koryo, a North Korean … [Read more...] about Moscow is a no-go for Kim Jong-un as he cancels planned visit to Russia
Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-un have held talks at the start of the Chinese president’s trip to North Korea, rebooting a troubled alliance as the pair face their own challenges from Donald Trump. Xi’s two-day visit is the first by a Chinese leader to North Korea in 14 years, after relations between the cold war-era allies deteriorated over Pyongyang’s nuclear provocations and Beijing’s subsequent backing of UN sanctions. China’s Xinhua news agency said the leaders held their first round of talks soon after Xi landed in Pyongyang with his wife, Peng Liyuan, the foreign minister, Wang Yi, and other officials. Xinhua did not provide details, but North Korea’s nuclear programme is expected to top the agenda, months after Kim’s second denuclearisation summit with Trump ended in failure. Reports said 10,000 people waving flowers and chanting slogans greeted Xi at Pyongyang’s airport, where he was met by Kim and his wife, Ri Sol-ju. Chinese media … [Read more...] about Xi Jinping and Kim Jong-un reboot alliance with talks and mausoleum visit
These are the covert surveillance photographs said to offer key proof Russian intelligence officers plotted a violent coup that would have ended in the assassination of a European leader. The pictures obtained by European intelligence agencies allegedly show two officers of Russia’s GRU military spy service visiting the Balkans and overseeing the man they hired to orchestrate the bloody overthrow of Montenegro’s government. Eduard Shishmakov and Vladimir Popov are to stand trial next month with 13 others for their part in an election day plot to attack Montenegro’s parliament and kill Milo Djukanovic, the pro-Western leader. … [Read more...] about Surveillance photos ‘show Russian intelligence officers plotting Montenegro coup’