Saturday, September 26, 2020
Moscow on Thursday expressed regret at Bulgaria’s decision to declare two Russian diplomats ‘persona non grata’ and promised details on retaliatory measures at a later date, the foreign ministry said in a statement, Reuters reported. Bulgaria on Wednesday said it had expelled two Russian diplomats who prosecutors suspect were involved...
Speaking at the UN General Assembly’s debate, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic thanked Russia for help in fighting the novel coronavirus pandemic in the country, TASS reported. "I have to say many thanks to our European partners, to our Chinese friends, and to our Russian friends as well," the Serbian president...
Le Monde had reported that the Russian President told his French counterpart that Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny may have poisoned himself, as reported by Sputnik News. "The topic of the Berlin patient was in fact discussed during recent talks between President Putin and President Macron. And we reported about...
Bulgaria has expelled two Russian diplomats who prosecutors suspect were involved in spying, giving them 72 hours to leave the Balkan country, the foreign ministry said on Wednesday, Reuters reported. EU and NATO member Bulgaria, which usually maintains good ties with Russia, has expelled three other Russian diplomats over espionage...
The world is weary of division and requires multifaceted cooperation, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at the 75th session of the UN General Assembly, Sputnik News reported. Speaking at the high-level meeting to commemorate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the United Nations, Lavrov said that attempts to revise history and...
Russia said on Tuesday new U.S. sanctions against Iran would have no political or practical consequences for Moscow’s cooperation with Tehran, the Interfax news agency reported, citing Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov. The United States on Monday slapped new sanctions on Iran’s defense ministry and others involved in its nuclear...
Two Russian MiG-31 fighter jets of the Northern Fleet were scrambled to intercept a British reconnaissance aircraft approaching the Russian border over the Barents Sea, Russia’s National Defense Management Center reported on Monday, according to TASS. According to the Center, Russian airspace control systems detected an aerial target over the...
Russian police have questioned around 200 people in connection with the incident with opposition figure Alexei Navalny, and checks are continuing, with staffers of Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) being subject to re-examination, the Russian Interior Ministry's Transport Department said on Monday, Sputnik News reported. "Transport police officers have carried out...
Russia sees minimal chances of extending the New START treaty with the United States - their last major nuclear arms pact - as it does not accept conditions set out by Washington, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying on Monday, Reuters reported. He spoke after Marshall Billingslea,...
Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov has described the dialogue between the Russian and Belarusian presidents, Vladimir Putin and Alexander Lukashenko, as rather trust-based, TASS reported. "This dialogue is rather trust-based and at the same time it is very substantive. That’s because both know well the details of bilateral relations," Peskov said...