The Russian Defence Ministry is considering the suspension of receiving groups of foreign inspectors in keeping with commitments under the START treaty and the Vienna Document of 2011, a high-ranking source in the Defence Ministry said on March 8.
US business circles warn gov't that anti-Russian sanctions would hit at US interests – Washington Post
The relations between Russia and US have deteriorated significantly since the beginning of the crisis in Ukraine. The contradictions over the situation in Ukraine have affected a row of other issues. Many experts claim, that US-Russian relations are now at lowest point since Cold War’s end. But both countries are interested in retaining of diplomatic ties and their development, as close partnership is the only way to resolve a number of global challenges, said in the interview to Radio VR Martin Hellman, a blogger at FAC Strategic Security Blog.
Russia said on Friday any US sanctions imposed against Moscow over the crisis in Ukraine would boomerang back on the United States and urged Washington not to damage bilateral ties.
The US Administration is considering a set of measures to press Russia over the events in Ukraine from suspending preparations to the G8 summit in Sochi up to a pause in key areas of bilateral dialogue, First US Deputy Secretary of State William Burns said on Friday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin told US President Barack Obama on Friday that relations between the two countries should not suffer due to disagreements over Ukraine, the Kremlin said. "The President of Russia emphasized the paramount importance of Russian-US relations for ensuring stability and security in the world. These relations should not be sacrificed due to disagreements over individual - albeit extremely significant - international problems," the Kremlin said in a statement. It is noted that during the conversation certain differences in approaches and assessments of the causes of the current crisis and the current situation were revealed.
President Barack Obama urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday to accept the terms of a potential diplomatic solution to the Ukraine crisis in a phone call that lasted an hour.
On March 6, 2009 the US and Russia reset the bilateral relations. The move was met by applause and many hoped Moscow and Washington had finally found common ground to pursue common interests. What has changed over the past five years? Radio VR Dasha Chernyshova reports. It’s been five years since Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton pushed the reset button symbolizing improved ties between Russia and the US. Yet the word reset on the "little gift" from the American diplomats was mistranslated into the Russian word for "overcharge".
Russia and the US have yet to reach an accord on the situation in Ukraine, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told reporters after meeting with his US counterpart John Kerry.
Western actions regarding the situation in Ukraine do not promote an atmosphere of cooperation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in Paris after talks with US Secretary of State John Kerry.
The chief diplomats of the United States and Russia are among the participants expected in Rome later on Thursday for an international conference aimed at mobilizing support for Libya's democratic transition.
The United States has threatened Russia with sanctions over Crimea. Washington’s European allies have nodded, yet do not rush to freeze economic ties with Moscow. The reasons are as clear as day. In the modern globalized world, sanctions against such a big power as Russia will inevitably backfire on those seeking to punish it that way.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry agreed that Ukraine needs assistance in implementing the February 21 agreement reached by the opposition and the authorities.
Regarding the crisis in Ukraine "the hope appeared in the deescalating tone of the President of Russia Vladimir Putin", comments the German newspaper Ludwigsburger Kreiszeitung on the press conference held by the President.
NASA chief Charles Bolden said Tuesday the US space agency's relationship with Russia remained normal despite the ongoing international crisis in Ukraine.
The West’s policies towards Ukraine have nothing to do with an alleged care for the Ukrainian people and are dictated exclusively by the striving to encircle Russia, British political analyst Dr. Marcus Papadoupulos, publisher and editor of Politics First magazine, writes. In an interview to the Voice of Russia Marcus Papadopoulos said that Putin's statements were accurate and objective. He also explained why the US try to embroil Russia and the EU using the Ukrainian issue.
Washington has not yet made a decision concerning restrictive measures against Russia in connection with the situation in Ukraine, said on Wednesday the US State Department spokesman, Jennifer Psaki.
Bloc ambitions and political shortsightedness prevent the West from making adequate assessments of the events in Ukraine and developing constructive cooperation with Russia, Russian State Duma Defense Committee first deputy chairman Viktor Zavarzin said.
The unsettling actions that have been taking place in Ukraine have created tension between multiple nations. Once again, Washington has set the stage for war with its arrogant and evil ways according to an article by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, who served as the Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury for Economic Policy during the Reagan Administration.
President Barack Obama met for over two hours on Monday with his national security advisers and discussed ways the United States and its allies could "further isolate" Russia over its military intervention in Ukraine, a White House official said.