Posts tagged as Kremlin

Trump offers Putin help with Siberian wildfires

Thursday, August 1, 2019

U.S. President Donald Trump offered his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin help in putting out vast wildfires that are raging in Siberia, the Kremlin said late on Wednesday, a move it said Putin took as a sign that battered ties can be restored. The Kremlin said the two leaders had spoken by phone at Washington’s initiative, hours after Putin ordered the Russian army to help firefighters battle the wildfires. The fires…

Opinion: Kremlin friends an isolated group at European Parliament

By Urmas Paet on Thursday, June 13, 2019

The bubble inflated by right wingers and eurosceptic forces prior to the May European elections was popped on election day, according to MEP Urmas Paet (Reform/ALDE). Paet, a former foreign minister, adds that the “Kremlin friends club” in the new European parliament’s composition will remain modest, in an opinion piece originally published by ERR’s online Estonian news. It is important to recall that while right-wing extremists and those opposed to…

Russia Didn’t Receive Request for S-400 Air Defence Systems From Iran

Friday, June 7, 2019

Russia has not received any requests from Iran for delivering its S-400 air defence systems, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Yury Borisov told on Friday. “No,” Borisov said when asked whether Moscow had received a relevant request from Iran. “Let them continue spreading [fake news],” Borisov said when asked to comment on the media speculations. “Everything goes as it goes,” the minister commented on cooperation between Russia and Iran. In late-May, Bloomberg…

Kremlin rebuffs Trump on Syria, says military action in Idlib is justified

Monday, June 3, 2019

The Kremlin on Monday rebuffed criticism from U.S. President Donald Trump of Russian and Syrian government military action in Syria’s Idlib province, saying it was justified. Trump on Sunday urged Russia and Syrian government forces to stop bombing Idlib, following a Friday Kremlin statement that signaled Moscow would continue to back a month-long Syrian government offensive there. When asked about Trump’s criticism on Monday, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters…

For Kremlin, Ukrainian election a choice between lesser of three evils

By Andrew Osborn on Friday, March 8, 2019

Before Russia annexed Crimea and backed separatists in east Ukraine, Moscow had a Ukrainian president who did much of what it wanted. Now, as Ukraine readies to elect a new leader, none of the main candidates look that enticing to Russia. Viktor Yanukovich, the last Moscow-friendly Ukrainian president, was toppled by protests in 2014 and fled to Russia, and Petro Poroshenko, his successor, has put fierce opposition to Moscow at…

Why World War 3 could happen in 2019 – threats from North Korea, Syria and Putin

By Patrick Knox on Thursday, February 28, 2019

RISING tensions around the globe along with spectacular war games and weapons testing have increased fears of a major military conflict breaking out in 2019. Here we look at trouble spots which could be potential World War 3 flash points. Why is 2019 such a dangerous year? Our map shows the flashpoints where there are currently military standoffs which could suddenly turn nasty and bring the major powers into conflict…

Linking HU-LCD with Kremlin might have been mistake, Lithuanian PM says

Monday, January 21, 2019

Linking the opposition conservative Homeland Union – Lithuanian Christian Democrats with the Kremlin ahead of a planned teachers’ rally might have been a mistake, Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has acknowledged. Speaking with the national broadcaster LRT’s program Savaite (Week) on Sunday, the Prime Minister was asked when he felt he made a mistake, and the Prime Minister mentioned the incident when the recording of the government’s sitting on providing…

Kremlin calls U.S. criticism of Russian military flights to Venezuela wrong

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Kremlin on Tuesday rejected U.S. criticism of Russian military flights to Venezuela, saying it had been inappropriate and wrong for U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to condemn the flight of two nuclear-capable strategic bombers to Caracas. Two Russian TU-160 strategic bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons landed in Venezuela on Monday in a symbolic show of support for the government there. Pompeo condemned the deployment on Twitter. “The…

Kremlin dismisses Trump warning on Syria’s Idlib

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

The Kremlin dismissed U.S. President Donald Trump’s warning to Syria not to launch an offensive in the rebel-held enclave of Idlib, saying on Tuesday that the area was a “nest of terrorism”. Trump on Monday warned Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his allies Iran and Russia not to “recklessly attack” the northwestern Syrian province, saying hundreds of thousands of people could be killed. “Just to speak out with some warnings,…

NATO provokes the military crisis in The Baltic States

By Lukas Ramonas on Monday, August 27, 2018

As we know, U.S. President Donald Trump signed a $716 billion defense policy bill last week. This document contains the provision for changing the mandate of the NATO policing mission in the Baltic States. Perhaps, the Balts have persuaded Washington to replace the NATO Baltic Air Policing mission with an air defense mission. As there are two airfields for NATO air police mission in the Baltic States, which can be…