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.
US President Barack Obama told German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday that the United States and its allies should prepare new sanctions against Russia if it keeps taking part in Ukrainian affairs.
US intelligence agencies could have shared information to raise surveillance of Boston marathon suspect before attack - Media
The Russian Foreign Ministry advised citizens Thursday to avoid visiting countries that have bilateral extradition treaties with the United States if they believe that US law enforcers have some claims against them. The warning comes as an addition to a similar warning issued on September 2, 2013, in the ministry advises Russians "who believe a United States law enforcement agency has some claims against them not to travel abroad, and in particular not to visit countries that have signed bilateral extradition treaties" with Washington.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke over the phone twice on April 9, the Russian Foreign Ministry said.
The US Navy's deployment of the guided-missile destroyer USS Donald Cook to the Black Sea is not a threat to Russian security, but rather an element of psychological pressure, a Russian military, source told RIA Novosti Wednesday.
US Defense Department on Tuesday announced a US strategic force structure designed to comply with the 2011 US-Russia arms control treaty, or the New START.
The United States is planning to curtail cooperation with Russia under the renewed version of the Cooperative Threat Reduction Program, known as the Nunn-Lugar program, because of the situation around Ukraine, Anne Harrington, Deputy Administrator for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation at the US National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), said in a statement, the Moscow-based Kommersant newspaper reports.
The "chill in relations" between Russia and the West over the accession of Crimea will not last long and there is apparently no risk of a new Cold War situation developing, according to Vitaly Churkin, Russia’s envoy to the UN. "Cold War – of course not," the diplomat said, "However, there is probably a certain chill in our relations with the West. At least to me, it looks like it from New York, from the United Nations building. I don’t think this chill will be long, historically speaking."
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry had a telephone conversation on Monday during which they discussed "resources for external support for Ukraine in the interests of overcoming the internal political crisis," the Russian Foreign Ministry said.