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Russia’s General Staff comments on situation on Korean peninsula

Thursday, April 5, 2018

“The situation around the Korean peninsula has long been balancing on the brink of a regional war. The US White House’s purposeful attempts to undermine the viability of the Kim Jong-un regime and the demonstration of its readiness for the removal of the North Korean leadership through the use of force are pushing Pyongyang towards adventurist steps, which Washington is using to justify the need to build up its military…

Russia urges US to work together to fine-tune difficulties in New START Treaty

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Moscow calls on Washington to jointly tackle the issue related to the modernization of US strategic delivery vehicles in accordance with the New START Treaty, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at the Moscow Conference on International Security on Thursday. “We have honored all our commitments under the Treaty on Measures for the Further Reduction and Limitation of Strategic Offensive Arms and call on the US, in accordance with the…

Google should not be in business of war, say employees

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Thousands of Google employees have signed an open letter asking the internet giant to stop working on a project for the US military. Project Maven involves using artificial intelligence to improve the precision of military drone strikes. Employees fear Google’s involvement will “irreparably damage” its brand. “We believe that Google should not be in the business of war,” says the letter, which is addressed to Google chief executive Sundar Pichai.…

Russia seeks to discredit UK with special meeting of UN security council

Thursday, April 5, 2018

An emboldened Russia will on Thursday attempt to discredit Britain’s international reputation at the UN after a series of blunders by Boris Johnson and the Foreign Office led to accusations that the UK had overstated its case that Russia was responsible for the nerve agent attack on the former spy Sergei Skripal. Although the carefully crafted international alliance in support of the UK has held together despite Russian pressure, ministers…

Iran, Russia, Turkey issue joint statement on Syria settlement

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani, President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin and President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdoğan gathered in Ankara on 4 April 2018 for a tripartite meeting. Following the summit, the three sides issued a joint statement, stressing that “that the Astana format had been the only effective international initiative that had helped reduce violence across Syria”. They further reaffirmed…

VII Conference on International Security starts in Moscow

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

According to the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, a regular Conference on International Security is held in Moscow on 4-5 of April 2018. This year the Conference is focused on the defeat of terrorists in Syria. The Russian side  shares its experience on combating ISIL and provides estimates on further development of the situation in the Middle East, including post-conflict rehabilitation. Security issues facing Europe, Asia, Africa and…

Turkey’s Erdogan says missile deal with Russia is final

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday that his country’s plan to purchase Russia’s long-range missile defense system is a “done deal,” brushing aside concerns from some NATO allies. Erdogan appeared at a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was in Ankara for his first foreign visit since his March 18 re-election. Both the defense system agreement and Putin’s visit underscore the intensifying ties between Turkey and…

McMaster: ‘We have failed to impose sufficient costs’ on Russia

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

In his last public remarks as national security adviser, Lt. Gen. HR McMaster offered harsh words for Russia Tuesday during a speech at the Atlantic Council in Washington DC. “We have failed to impose sufficient costs” on Russia, McMaster said at the event, which also included a Q&A with the Presidents of Estonia and Latvia, as well as the Foreign Minister of Lithuania. He added that the failure to impose…

Media: Summit on Donbas peacekeepers to be held without Russia

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Ukraine, Germany and France will hold a summit devoted to the matter of deploying peacekeepers in the Donbas, the newspaper Kommersant reports, citing sources in Ukraine’s presidential administration. Russia has not been invited to the summit. The event will be modeled after the Normandy Format, and will involve the heads of state. However, Vladimir Putin will not participate in the event. The meeting of the leaders of Germany, France and…

Marshall Plan at 70: How did the US revive Europe after the Second World War and did it achieve its aims?

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

US President Harry Truman signed off on the Marshall Plan exactly 70 years ago today. His signature saw America’s bold strategy for the economic rejuvenation of Europe after the Second World War enacted two months later, a steady programme of investment to rehabilitate 17 nations brought low by the conflict. Masterminded by Secretary of State George C Marshall, who had served as the US Army’s Chief of Staff during the war,…