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Kosachev accused the United States in violation of the Founding act NATO-Russia

Presence in Europe, the United States needs more than the Europeans themselves, besides the deployment of additional forces in the Eastern countries of the continent violates "the Basic act Russia – NATO", said RIA Novosti on Wednesday the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.

Pentagon chief mark Esper stated that the United States will transfer part of the military to the borders of Russia for its "deterrence," noting that in the future the US can deploy in Poland and the Baltic States for additional military forces. Esper also said that Germany will withdraw a total of almost 12 thousand US military, 9.5 thousand will be withdrawn from Germany to Italy and Belgium. According to media reports, there will be transferred and the headquarters of US forces in Europe.

Kosachev responded to statements about the distribution of Russian fakes about COVID-19

The head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev called nonsense statements about the fact that Russia allegedly spreading fakes about the coronavirus.

Previously in two us media have been articles with charges of the Russian Federation in misinformation about the pandemic - the alleged former employees of the GRU post information, trying to influence the moods of Americans. According to sources, publications, Russia seeks to influence the US presidential election in November.

The confrontation between the US and China poses a threat to peace, said Kosachev

The confrontation between the US and China, initiated by Washington on spurious and politically motivated reasons, creates additional threats to peace and security, told RIA Novosti on Friday the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.

Earlier, the US Secretary of state Mike Pompeo suggested to create an Alliance against China.

Russia believes that the G7 is an outdated format, said Kosachev

Resolution of the Senate Democrats against the involvement of Russia in the G7 directed against the American President Donald trump, the legislature did not consider that the format of "seven" is outdated and does not meet modern challenges, said RIA Novosti on Tuesday the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.

A group of democratic senators made the U.S. Senate a draft resolution against Russia's participation in the meetings of the "Big seven". The senators accused the President of the United States Donald trump in attempts to normalize relations with Russia.

Kosachev praised the inter-parliamentary dialogue with Moldova

In Russia interested in expansion of inter-parliamentary cooperation with Moldova, although the dialogue is going through difficult times, said the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev on Monday at a meeting with Ambassador extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic Andrei Neguta.

Kosachev recalled that in 2008 ceased to operate Russian-Moldovan inter-parliamentary Commission, which aims to develop cooperation between the two countries. "However, the Federation Council members continue to contact colleagues," he said. Information about the meeting is posted on the website of the TV channel of the Federation Council "Together-RF".

Kosachev condemned US threats to impose sanctions against the "Nord stream — 2"

US sanctions against participants of the project "Northern stream-2" and the second line of the "Turkish stream-2" is a political blackmail in the economic interests of Washington, said the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.

The head of the U.S. Department of state Mike Pompeo announced on Wednesday that the state Department published recommendations in the framework of the law on counteraction to Russia through sanctions, including the document "Nord stream 2" and the second line of the "Turkish stream 2". These actions put the investments and other actions associated with the Russian export pipelines, at risk of us sanctions, he said.

Experts assessed the situation with the South Kuril Islands after the constitutional changes

Japan intends to continue attempts to obtain from Russia the southern Kuril Islands, despite amendments to the Russian Constitution and laws that do not allow the exclusion of part of the territory of the state, although for Tokyo to do it will be more difficult, said RIA questioned Japanese officials and experts.

As previously reported, in Russia prepared for consideration by the state Duma amendments to the administrative code, criminal code and criminal procedure code with sanctions for appeals and exclusion areas that have attracted attention from Japan, which is seeking the transfer of the South Kuril Islands, which the Japanese call the "Northern territories".

Kosachev: Russia will continue to respond to the US military presence in Europe

The head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev said that Russia will continue to respond to the US military presence in Europe and NATO expansion, including adopting a new defensive system.

Earlier, defense Minister of Estonia jüri Luik said that adopted by Russia on the missile system poses a threat to all of NATO. According to the Minister, the presence of weapons, the United States in Estonia strengthens security.

Kosachev: the US wants to shift the blame for the failure to comply with agreements on weapons

U.S. looking for a pretext to shift blame for the failure of agreements in the sphere of arms control to other countries, said RIA Novosti on Friday the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.

The Deputy head of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation Alexander Fomin said on Friday that during a long period, the US is leading a consistent policy of refusal of obligations in the field of arms control to provide the conditions for military dominance. The spokesman told RIA Novosti that the United States advocated the establishment of an effective international system for arms control and against the tripartite arms race with Russia and China.

Kosachev praised the U.S. response to the vote on the amendments in Russia

Russian vote on the Constitution that bothers US, because Russia independently decides on its political structure, and it has nothing to do with Washington, said the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.

USA is concerned about voting on constitutional amendments in Russia, a particular concern of Washington called "the potential" of Vladimir Putin to remain President until 2036, told RIA Novosti on Thursday at the state Department. Also, the state Department expressed concern over reports about the alleged "attempts of the Russian government to manipulate the results of the recent vote on constitutional amendments, including reports of coercion of voters, pressure on opponents of the amendments and the restrictions on independent observers to monitor the vote." Evidence of these accusations in the statement were not given

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