US Special Representative for Venezuela Elliott Abrams: "Yesterday, a Russian military aircraft arrived in Caracas which the Russians say was carrying additional technicians to service previously sold arms systems. What we do know for sure is that it carried no humanitarian aid."
NATO Secretary Gen. @jensstoltenberg prior to defense ministerial-"we need to respond if Russia does not come back into compliance with the INF Treaty andthe defense ministers will discuss measures when it comes to how NATO will respond if Russia does not come back into compliance"
Putin discussed upcoming top-level contacts with Lukashenka via phone - Kremlin
Kremlin "intensively" preparing for Putin's talks with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Osaka (and "doesn't rule out" meeting with Trump).
Lukashenka invited Rahmon and Putin to attend final ceremony of "European Games"
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Russian and Malian defence ministers have signed an agreement on military cooperation at the Army2019 International Military and Technical Forum
"Russia belongs in the Council of Europe – with all the rights and obligations that entails." – Foreign Minister @HeikoMaas welcomes the compromise reached for Russia to remain in the @coe: "This is good news for Russia's civil society."
Roskosmos suspend funding for serial manufacturing of GLONASS satellites
Russia has nominated MP Leonid Slutsky as deputy head of PACE.
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Map: Which delegations in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe voted against the resolution allowing for Russia's return to PACE
Bolton: the threat of a nuclear Iran is very real. We talked to the Russians each time we meet about Iran.
US envoy to NATO says all signs indicate Russia is set to deliver S-400 system to Turkey
Special forces of Samara oblast alerted to participate in sudden readiness check
A court in Moscow has sentenced a Polish man to 14 years in prison in another secret "espionage" trial.
Russian military arrived in Venezuela for routine maintenance of previously supplied equipment - Ryabkov
Russia's national security adviser: Iran joins Russia in fighting terrorism
PACE voted in favor of restoring Russia's voting rights by 118 votes to 62. Only one of >200 amendments approved - none proposed by Ukraine. Russian delegation promised to return on Tuesday.
There won't be a "formal summit" with Russia at G20OsakaSummit. @POTUS-Putin conversation "will focus primarily on regional security issues, including Iran, Ukraine and the Middle East," says senior US official.
The resolution on credentials and voting at PACE is passed by the Assembly, by 118 votes to 62, with 10 amendments. One amendment only was approved, No. 12. .
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John Bolton:Met with my Russian counterpart Nikolay Patrushev in Jerusalem today. We and our teams covered Ukraine, arms control, Venezuela, and other issues
In Nazran and Magas, residents of the Republic of Ingushetia celebrate today's resignation of Yunus-Bek Yevkurov. In social networks, people congratulate each other. On the streets they shoot in the air, many car drivers are honking
Credentials and voting: the Assembly rejects, by 110 votes to 52 with 1 abstention, a request to refer the report back to committee, submitted by Ukrainian member Oleksii Goncharenko.
French Prime Minister Philippe: Sanctions against Russia can be lifted "at any time"
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Head of Ingushetiya Yevkurov announced his resignation.
Yunus-Bek Evkurov, Ingushetia's long-standing leader (11 years) announces will be stepping down. His acquiescence to border changes with Chechnya (presumably on Moscow's say so) caused mass protests, made him immensely unpopular locally.
Blackout in Petrogradskaya district of St.Petersburg, power completely off in the areas of Gorkovskaya and Petrogradskaya metro stations. Reportedly 110kV line failed
Russian Ministry of Defense: 150 000 troops, 500 aircrafts and 20 000 pieces of different weapons taking part in sudden readiness check of Central Military District
Belarus operator of Druzhba pipeline estimates that it will pump Russian oil at half of usual capacity for at least 12 months to remove all contaminated oil completely
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Dmitry Medvedev arrived in France on a working trip to hold talks with French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe @EPhilippePM
Shukri: we agree with Russia on the two-state solution and the need to reach a comprehensive solution to the Palestinian issue
Ministry of Defense: Russian peacekeepers taking part in readiness check, also Iskander-S units
S-300 and S-400 in Khakassia and the Saratov region within the framework of a sudden inspection moved to cover important state facilities from attacks from the air — the Russian Defense Ministry
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Russian Navy ships Admiral Gorshkov and tugs Elbrus and Nikolay Chiker traveled the Straits of Florida and arrived to Havana, Cuba.
Russian Foreign Ministry: Washington's deployment of missiles near our border could lead to a crisis similar to the Cuban missile crisis
A request for an urgent debate on "Putting an end to Russian blackmail: request to the Committee of Ministers to hold the Russian Federation accountable for its non-payment of membership fees" has just been rejected by the PACE Assembly.
PACE Assembly has just rejected a request for an urgent debate on "The obligation of all States to make sure that the people who downed flight MH17 on 17 July 2014 are brought to justice".