FBI agent Peter Strzok just testified that the Steele dossier was not the reason why the FBI opened its Trump-Russia investigation in July 2016.
German Foreign Office "sets numbers straight" on German energy and gas consumption after Trump said yesterday that Germany was "captive" to Russia, claiming that Germany would get "60-70% of their energy from Russia" with new Nordstream2 pipeline
FBI agent Peter Strzok says his hearing is a "victory notch in Putin's belt"
2 month ago
Russian Foreign Ministry with a characteristically punchy response to the Brussels summit: "NATO is using the alleged threat from Russia to expand; is deepening divisions in Europe, is sucking Macedonia in by force etc." @MID_RF
Russian foreign ministry says that NATO is using alleged Russian threat to increase military activity in the Baltic region and northern Europe
Why is Ukraine so important to Putin, @Poroshenko asks. "It's very simple—with Ukraine Putin transforms into an empire. Without Ukraine Russia would be just an ordinary state Ukraine would be a zone of the personal interest of Putin or Russia."
Russian army drill: 6 Il-76 airborne from Ivanovo to Zhitovo(airdropping) and back to Ulyanovsk
"No more nuclear weapons anywhere in the world" would be the ultimate outcome of the summit with Putin, says @POTUS in response to reporter from Finland.
Trump on Putin: "He's a competitor. Somebody was saying is he an enemy? He's not my enemy. Is he your friend? No, I don't know him very much. But the couple of times I've met him, we've gotten along well. Hopefully, someday, maybe he'll be a friend. It could happen."
Putin "will see this has been a pretty successful summit," says @POTUS at @NATO.
Trump: Putin is not my friend and not my enemy and I wish him to be my friend someday
2 month ago
Leaders at @NATO "thanked me for meeting with President Putin," according to @POTUS, saying it'll be a loose meeting that could lead "to something very productive."
"I'm not happy about Crimea. That was Barack Obama's watch." says Trump
Reuters: Trump says will raise arms control, extending new START treaty, and Russia violation of INF treaty in Putin talks
President Trump is asked if he will stop military exercises in the Baltic states if Putin requests it. "Perhaps we'll talk about that," Trump says.
On his forthcoming meeting with Putin, @POTUS says he wants to discuss Russia's plans in Syria. Says he'll ask again about Russian meddling in US elections. Says Putin may deny it. All I can do is say "don't do it again." Will also raise issue of Ukraine and Crimea with Putin.
"I will be asking that question again" to Putin about election meddling. "He may deny." says Trump
Trump is asked if he'll recognize Russia's annexation of Crimea,"I would not have allowed it to happen what will happen with Crimea from this point on, that I can't tell ya," but repeats several times "that happened on Barack Obama's watch"
Trump: I do not expect much of my meeting with Putin next week
Kremlin rejects Trump's description of Germany as Russian 'captive'
Trump: "We still have to figure out what's going on with the [Germany-Russia] pipeline."
"I hope that we're able to get along with Russia... the people in the room really think so," says @POTUS.
Trump: hope we will be able to get along with Russia.
Russia president Putin said that Moscow is ready for $50B investment in Iran's oil and gas sector and that it can replace the western companies leaving Iran, said adviser to Iranian leader Velayati
2 month ago
Iran president's envoy and adviser to leader Velayati today met Russia president Putin in Moscow and submitted the message of Iranian leader and president to him. The meeting lasted for two hours
Trump's attacks on Nord Stream 2 are 'unfair competition', Kremlin says
NATO communique officially admits Russia has deployed "dual-capable [nuclear] missiles in Kaliningrad" and "repeated violation of NATO Allied airspace"
Russian propaganda on Macedonia's NATO invitation goes full throttle. Newspaper Vzglyad published false claim by the Greek defense minister Kammenos that Macedonia won't enter NATO even as North Macedonia. Refers to a nonexistent article by @tass_agency
2 month ago
Iran Supreme Leader's top aide Velayati met with Putin in Russia, and brought him a 'message' from Tehran, a day after Israel PM Netanyahu met with Putin himself
SecGen: NATO is firm in its support of Ukraine's sovereignty and strongly condemns Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea. Ukraine is making important progress on reforms that will bring it closer to @NATO and we deeply appreciate its contributions in Kosovo and Afghanistan. NATOSummit
Spy chiefs from Russia, Iran, and China meet in Pakistan to discuss IS threat
: Billions of additional dollars are being spent by NATO countries since my visit last year, at my request, but it isn't nearly enough. U.S. spends too much. Europe's borders are BAD. Pipeline dollars to Russia are not acceptable.
Every time Vida gets the ball for Croatia he gets deafening boos from the Russian crowd here — for his Glory to Ukraine comment
All 29 NATO Allies agree: "We reiterate our support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Ukraine, Georgia and the Republic of Moldova" and "call on Russia to withdraw" its forces present without consent
In the Brussels Summit Declaration, all 29 NATO Allies agree: "Russia's aggressive actions, including the threat and use of force to attain political goals, challenge the Alliance and are undermining Euro-Atlantic security and the rules-based international order."
In meeting with @POTUS, France President @EmmanuelMacron says he does not believe Germany is beholden to Russia
Macron to meet Putin during Moscow trip for World Cup final, official says
2 month ago
Waiting for @netanyahu to land, Moscow
PM Netanyahu has landed in Moscow where he will have later on today a very important meeting with Russian President Putin.
Greece has taken 'necessary measures to protect its national interest' after 'interference' by Russian officials in name dispute with former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia, government says #NorthMacedonia
Greece, Russia to expel diplomats in Macedonia tussle ahead of NATO summit
Russian delegation storms out of Parliamentary Assembly of the OSCE session because of "anti-Russian resolutions".