3 month ago
298 empty chairs waiting for justice MH17 opposite Russian embassy .
Spokesperson for Canada's Prime Minister says that Canada's position on Russia and the G7 has not changed. (Canada would not support allowing Russian re-entry as long as it is occupying Crimea).
North Idlib: updated death toll for Russian night airstrikes on Zardana is 44. Also 80+ people were wounded.
The Saudi Crown Prince will visit Russia next week
Canadian PM's office: Canada remains opposed to allowing Russia back in to the G7. Italy PM Conte: agree with Pres Trump that Russia should be allowed back in to the G7
Mattis @NATO "Threats to our collective security have not waned whether terrorism to the south or Russia's aggression and hybrid threats to the east"
Kremlin on Trump's call for Russia to return to G8: We are focused on other formats
Trump says Russia should be back in G7 (the former G8): "I am Russia's worst nightmare that being said Russia should be in this meeting."
: On Irish border issue, 2 important aspects: 1) regulatory alignment (agriculture, electricity, environment) and 2) customs issue
Russia should be in G7 meeting, @POTUS tells reporters on his departure from @WhiteHouse as he heads here to G7 Charlevoix
Trump calls for Russia, ousted from group of leading industrial nations after annexing Crimea, to be reinstated.
"Threats to our collective security have not waned" whether those come from ISIS in the south or Russia in the east, says US DefSec Mattis after NATO meetings
Putin: Pyongyang told us it's ready to work constructively
3 suspected militants were killed, 1 surrendered in counter-terrorism operation in Nazran'
3 month ago
Russian President Putin arrives in China for a state visit
Moscow and Washington discuss possible Putin-Trump meeting: RIA
The @gulag_museum has learned that Russia is destroying records on people who were sent to the camps, under a secret 2014 order. The loss of those prisoner cards is the loss of all official memory of those who were repressed
South Korean president to make state visit to Russia from June 21-23
Counter-terrorism operation in Nazran: 2 suspected militants blocked by police
3 month ago
And here's the foreign secretary on Putin, Russia and May's proposal to the G7 for an international rapid reaction force
Toomas Hendrik Ilves: Yes, I can confirm, I have been informed that I have joined my friends Senator @SenJohnMcCain and Ambassador Michael @McFaul and been banned from visiting Russia. As I was in the 1980s, back in the USSR.
SecGen: We seek a better relationship with Russia, but the sanctions send a clear message that when Russia violates the rules, there are consequences. DefMin
Explosions heard in Tartus are a result of Russian Navy training off the coast of the city.
Russia making inroads also in Agentina and in Peru with sales of vehicles due to "some very unhelpful propaganda that came out of Russia" says @ADMKurtWTidd "It's competition that's going on and we've got to be on the field of play"
"China especially but also Russia are competing in that space to offer deals at prices that undercut the type of equipment that we would be interested in providing" says Adm Tidd on arms sales to LatAam "Everybody's got budget challenges"
Latin American countries watching out for Russia influence campaigns "They have very serious concerns" per @southcomwatch's Adm Tidd "Our partners throughout the region who have elections, very important elections, both recently and in the future, all are very concerned"
3 month ago
Divided by Trump, NATO seeks unified front against Russia
"We also see very, very aggressive efforts to sell military hardware in the region" @ADMKurtWTidd says of Russia in Central/South America "Oftentimes those types of deals come without the sort of typical strings attached in terms of end use"
"Right here, far closer to home there is competition going on" @ADMKurtWTidd says of Russia China "It's competition for influence and the singlemost important thing we can do is compete ourselves"
While Navalny is in prison, his colleagues break the story on Leonid Slutsky, a senior Duma MP on foreign affairs committee. A serial sex abuser, he appears to be owning a luxurious penthouse which he received as a bribe, according to developer who built the apartment block.
US Southern Command worried about Russia-China across LatinAmerica "We can't just pay attention to what they're doing in Europe or in the SouthChinaSea" @southcomwatch Cmdr @ADMKurtWTidd tells reporters
Russia's Putin says all Russian plans in Iraq's Kurdistan are in accordance with law
Syria Express - airborne from Moscow CKL heading to Latakia Air Base Russia Russian Air Force IL62 RA86561 RFF7335
Putin warns Ukraine against military action in Donbas during World Cup
Putin: I'm on first-name basis with most world leaders: I use informal "ty" with Abe, Merkel, Macron; formal "vy" with Zeman, he's older than me.
Russia won't exchange Crimean political prisoner Sentsov for Russian reporter - Putin
3 month ago
TV host Kirill Kleymyonov asks Putin "What advice from your father would you pass on to your grandchildren?" The answer - "Not to lie,"
The European Parliament will debate and vote on a resolution on human rights in Russia and esp the case of Sentsov on 14 June - the day the #2018FIFAWORLDCUP starts
Putin says Russia not yet planning to withdraw from Syria