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Moscow will make a decision whether to recognize the Taliban government in Afghanistan regardless of the opinion of the United States or any other country, says Russia’s special presidential envoy for Afghanistan, Zamir Kabulov.
Israel has denounced Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday for suggesting that the Nazi leader Adolf Hitler had Jewish origins. Israeli Foreign Ministr Yair Lapid said the Russian ambassador would be summoned for "a tough talk" over the assertion.
Russia’s new RS-28 Sarmat Inter-Continental Ballistic Missile was launched successfully from the Plesetsk cosmodrome in the north of the country, the Russian military announced on Wednesday.
China's Foreign Ministry Spokesman says US sanctions against Russia have only put a dent in the languishing world economy.
An ex-Iranian lawmaker says the demands abruptly put on the negotiating table by Russia in Vienna are a “serious obstacle” to the conclusion of an agreement aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear deal, adding that Moscow made such a move in coordination with Israel.
The Russian Defense Ministry has claimed that Ukrainian air defenses have been neutralized. Moscow has launched a ‘special operation’ in Ukraine on Thursday, amid escalating tensions between Kiev's forces and Moscow-backed troops in Donbass.
Oil prices soared past $100 for the first time in more than seven years on Thursday after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a "military operation" in Ukraine.
Russian troops have completed their training drills in Belarus, close to neighboring Ukraine, and will begin returning to their places of regular deployment, the Ministry of Defense announced on Tuesday. It comes amid fears in the West that the exercises could have been a precursor to an invasion.
World powers have warned Moscow that they stand ready to impose sanctions that would have a huge and immediate impact on Russia's economy, should it pursue any military aggression against Ukraine. Moscow rejects any plan to attack Ukraine, despite mass military deployment on borders.
Thousands of protesters convened in Ukraine's capital city of Kyiv on Saturday to show unity amid increasing concerns over a Russian invasion.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said during a telephone talk with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday that Washington propaganda campaign on Moscow’s alleged aggression against Ukraine pursued provocative goals.
Diplomats and employees of the Russian consulates have started leaving Ukraine, an informed source told Sputnik on Saturday.
Troops from Russia and Belarus have kicked off the Union Resolve 2022 joint drills at training grounds on Belarusian soil. Russia’s Defense Ministry announced on Thursday the exercises are part of the second stage of the inspection of the Union State’s response forces.
The U.S. Army general tapped to take over as top commander in the Middle East has warned if Russia invades Ukraine, it could create broader instability in the Middle East, including Syria.
The speculation of Western countries about how many days Kiev can fall in the course of a potential Russian invasion is madness and scaremongering, Russian First Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN Dmitry Polyanskiy said on Sunday.
Russia says US-based Bloomberg News Agency is publishing baseless stories regarding Moscow’s plans to invade Ukraine. Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov added this makes it clear how dangerous West-triggered tensions are.
Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems have been deployed to Belarus and will go on air defense combat alert as part of an inspection of the Union State’s Response Force, according to the Russia’s Defense Ministry.
The European Union is negotiating gas supplies with the United States, as well as Qatar, and Azerbaijan, in case Russia decides to cut or stop supplies, High Representative of the EU Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell says.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian says President Ebrahim Raisi’s recent visit to Russia marked a great achievement for Tehran.
Ukraine is being used as a tool of geopolitical pressure on Moscow, it became a toy in the hands of the US and NATO, Russian Security Council Deputy Chairman Dmitry Medvedev says.
The Kremlin is keeping an eye on Washington’s steps aimed at stirring up tensions around Ukraine with great concern, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
As tensions intensify over Russia-Ukraine crisis, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has placed roughly 8,500 military personnel on heigh alert to potentially deploy to Eastern Europe, the Pentagon announced.