Russia has submitted a communiqué to the World Trade Organization (WTO) claiming that the US doesn’t fulfill its trade obligations, a source told Interfax.
The United States does not allow Russia to unfold the GLONASS global navigation system ground-based infrastructure in the country for now, despite the fact that 11 calibrating signal receivers of the US navigation system GPS operate in Russia, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said at the 8th international navigation forum on Wednesday.
Washington uses Ukraine a pawn in its big geopolitical game, Igor Ivanov, Russia’s former Foreign Minister and now President of the Russian International Affairs Council, said in an article published in Wednesday’s issue of the Rossiiskaya Gazeta daily.
The Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigate USS Taylor (FFG 50) will be entering the Black Sea early on Wednesday, according to a press release of the US Navy.
The US stance on Open Skies Treaty is "highly non-constructive", Foreign Ministry spokesperson Alexander Lukashevich said on Monday, April 21, commenting on the US decision to cancel an observation flight over Russia. On April 14, a joint US-Czech mission failed to arrive at the Kubinka entry point in Russia at the agreed time (12:00 GMT).
The United States runs the risk of making a huge foreign policy blunder by simultaneously antagonizing two major world powers, Russia and China, a senior Russian lawmaker said Monday.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has called on US partners to realize their responsibility for those they brought to power in Kiev before declaring their ultimatums to Moscow. "Before declaring us your ultimatums and demanding to do something within two or three days and otherwise threatening with sanctions, we would like to urge our American partners to fully realize their responsibility for those they have brought to power, " Lavrov said.
The headline in the Boston Globe reads: "Obama focuses updated Cold War approach on Putin" and the New York Times article by one Peter Baker that follows is one of the one of the most acidic, fact-starved, sanctimonious, self-righteous, chest beating, Russophobic, war-propagandistic, Putin-envious, out-of-touch diatribes to come out of the western media in the current tidal wave of Gleichschaltung-like anti-Russian war-propaganda.
The US Joint Chiefs of Staff and heads of the American intelligence organizations call the White House to reject the right to fly over the US territory for new Russian surveillance planes. Washington has faced a dilemma whether to certify the Russian aircrafts under so-called "Open Skies Treaty."
NATO's increased military presence: attempts to scare Russia or parts of more aggressive plan of action?
A compromise regarding Ukraine must be reached by Ukrainian political forces rather than Russia and the United States, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. "Can a compromise regarding Ukraine be reached between the United States and Russia? The compromise must be reached between various political forces inside Ukraine, not between third parties. This is of paramount importance; this is a keynote issue," Putin said in a Q&A session on Thursday. "All we can do from the outside is to support it in some way and go along with it," he said.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has accused the leadership of the United States of approving 'the war against its own people' declared by the Ukrainian authorities and warned that such 'reckless' support for the regime in Kiev will have disastrous consequence.
Advocate of businessman Victor Bout convicted by the American court to 25 years of imprisonment see elements of crime in the actions of US special agents who detained him in the territory of Thailand and insist on initiation of a criminal case.
Constructive dialogue with the United States is possible only if Russia is promptly provided with the investigation data on the rights abuse of the Russian children, adopted by the United States citizens, Children's Rights Commissioner in the Russian Federation Pavel Astakhov told RIA Novosti.
Campaign against Russian-speakers in Ukraine coordinated with more sanctions against Russia - expert
Russia urges its international partners to denounce anti-constitutional actions of the so-called Ukrainian authorities in Ukraine’s southeastern regions, the Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday, adding that such actions were fraught with a catastrophe, Itar-Tass reports.
Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabov insists that it the US who, first of all, should try to use its influence on Ukraine’s current authorities to persuade them to resovle and bring calm to the conflict in southeastern Ukraine.
US Secretary of State John Kerry warned his Russian counterpart Saturday that Moscow faces "additional consequences" if it fails to reduce tensions with neighboring Ukraine, AFP reports.
Washington's offer to provide $1 billion in loan guarantees to help Ukraine is worthless as there are no banks willing to finance the recovery of crisis-hit country, President Vladimir Putin said Friday. Putin called Washington's negative response to his letter addressed to European leaders, which contains proposals on how to solve the Ukrainian crisis, "a bit strange" as the United States was able so far only to offer guarantees rather than actual loans.