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MOSCOW | Putin says US pressure spurns search for dollar alternatives

MOSCOW  — President Vladimir Putin says that Russia has been forced to reduce its dependence on the U.S. dollar because of American political pressure. Putin said at a business conference Wednesday that “it’s not us who set the goal to go away from the dollar. It’s the dollar that goes away from us.” He charged … Continue reading MOSCOW | Putin says US pressure spurns search for dollar alternatives

United States | Russia’s Dangerous Escalation in the Kerch Strait

United States – The United States expresses its deep concern over the incident in the Black Sea that occurred November 25 as Ukrainian vessels attempted to transit through the Kerch Strait. Reports that Russian vessels rammed and fired on the Ukrainian ships, injuring Ukrainian crewmen, before seizing three vessels, represent a dangerous escalation and a … Continue reading United States | Russia’s Dangerous Escalation in the Kerch Strait

MOSCOW | Russian state TV channel airs new program devoted to Putin

MOSCOW  — A Russian state-owned television channel has a new weekly current affairs program devoted to President Vladimir Putin. Rossiya 1 aired the first episode of “Moscow. Kremlin. Putin.” on Sunday night. It stressed Putin’s work to address various crises and to stay in touch with ordinary Russians. Interviews with Putin’s spokesman and the Kremlin … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian state TV channel airs new program devoted to Putin

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: The following is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert: On July 21, Secretary Pompeo spoke with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.  They discussed a broad range of issues, some of which were following up from the meeting between President Trump and President Putin. Among the … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov

MOSCOW | Putin, Trump talked about a referendum for eastern Ukraine

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump discussed the possibility of a referendum in separatist-leaning eastern Ukraine during their Helsinki summit, Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. said Friday. Ambassador Anatoly Antonov revealed the discussions amid confusion and concern in the U.S. about what the two world leaders actually agreed upon behind closed … Continue reading MOSCOW | Putin, Trump talked about a referendum for eastern Ukraine

MOSCOW | Russian media suggest Putin-Trump summit a step forward

MOSCOW — Russian media saw Monday’s highly anticipated summit between Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump as a heartening step forward, with the Kremlin leader as the more prominent figure. After their joint news conference in Helsinki, Russia media also took some swipes at U.S. journalists for focusing on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russian media suggest Putin-Trump summit a step forward

MOSCOW  | Putin: 25 million cyberattacks thwarted during World Cup

MOSCOW  — President Vladimir Putin says Russian and other security services thwarted nearly 25 million cyberattacks linked to the World Cup. Putin announced the foiled attacks after Sunday’s World Cup final — and just before meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump, who is facing growing concerns about alleged Kremlin meddling and Russian cyberattacks on the … Continue reading MOSCOW  | Putin: 25 million cyberattacks thwarted during World Cup