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Moscow has called on the UK to avoid provocations over the Russia-Ukraine crisis. It follows a statement by the UK foreign office that Russia seeks to bring to power a pro-Kremlin government in Kiev.
Russian presidential press secretary Dmitry Peskov says Moscow has to keep troops on its territory near the Ukrainian border because of the tense situation and NATO’s actions.
Russia has staged live-fire exercises involving troops and tanks near the Ukrainian border. It comes as Russian and the US negotiators gave no sign of narrowing their differences in briefings after the recent talks in Switzerland.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says a diplomatic solution is still possible to resolve the Russia-Ukraine crisis. Binken however warned Russia of “massive consequences” if it continues what he called aggressive actions in Europe.
Peacekeeping forces led by Russia, will be deployed for a ‘limited’ period of time to stabilize the situation in Kazakhstan, the chairman of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO) has announced.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says NATO is trying to use Kiev as a tool against Moscow. He added the alliance members are systematically transforming Ukraine into a military foothold against Russia.
Russian forces have held a military exercise to practice repelling massive air strikes by adversaries. It comes amid a standoff between Moscow and the West over Ukraine's NATO ambitions.
The Russian military says over 10,000 troops are returning to their permanent bases after a month of training in the region, including in areas near the Ukrainian border.
Moscow and Beijing are jointly working to develop state-of-the-art weapons as they cooperate in the security area, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday.
Referring to Washington’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, Russia’s representative in Vienna talks says the decision to pull out from the landmark agreement was like shooting in one of the US legs.
Moscow and Tehran, in their contacts, are actively getting back to discussing the issue of ratifying the Convention on the Legal Status of the Caspian Sea, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Wednesday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says Western countries have learnt nothing from what happened in Afghanistan.
Russia’s president says NATO drills near the country’s border are a dangerous challenge because the bloc is using its strategic air forces. The alliance has boosted its activities across the Mediterranean, with multiple aircraft approaching the Russian border, and vessels performing manoeuvres in the Black Sea.
Moscow says it will insist on the resumption of full implementation of the Iran nuclear deal, as well as lifting of anti-Tehran sanctions during the Vienna talks slated for November’s end.
More than two dozen terrorist organizations, having a total strength of 23,000 militants, are operating in Afghanistan at the moment, according to different estimates, a Russian diplomat warned. The official announced millions of Afghans are starving and the country is on the brink of a humanitarian crisis.
Russia says it fully supports Iran, favoring the return of the signatories to the nuclear deal ‘in its original form.’
NATO’s plans in Afghanistan resulted in a catastrophe that the international community must deal with its consequences, the Russian defense minister says.
NATO needs to take the first step to improve relations with Moscow, Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov believes. The top diplomat has stated Russia has never initiated the deterioration of relations with the alliance or any other country.