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 Esper also said that Germany will withdraw a total of almost 12 thousand US military, 9.5 thousand will be withdrawn from Germany to Italy and Belgium.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.
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, 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.
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G7 directed against the American President Donald trump, the legislature did not consider that the format of "seven" is outdated and does not meet modern challenges, said RIA Novosti on Tuesday the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.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.
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".
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.
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".
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.
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.
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
The authors of the anti-Russian campaign in the United States, groundlessly accusing Russia of relations with the Taliban, stubbornly intend to continue this theme in the context of the upcoming elections in the country, said the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.
"Cicero said that "everyone makes mistakes, but anyone but a fool, do not tend to persist in error." The United States was able enough to get out of the story with the fakes about the alleged "collusion" between Russia and the Taliban, and about some Russian money for attacks on American troops in Afghanistan," - wrote the Russian Senator in Facebook.
Russia is discussing with Japan the possibility of concluding a peace Treaty, the territorial belonging of the Kuril Islands is not even considered, is the territory of Russia, said the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev to journalists.
Media representatives in an interview with a Senator in the unified call-center of VGTRK and "Komsomolskaya Pravda" noted that the Far East residents concerned about the amendments to article 67 of the Constitution. In accordance with the text of the Russian Federation ensures the protection of its sovereignty and territorial integrity "action (with the exception of the delimitation, demarcation, redemarcation of the state border of the Russian Federation with contiguous States), aimed at the alienation of the territory of the Russian Federation, as well as calls for such actions are not allowed." Far Eastern residents would like to clarify whether the adoption of the amendment to the alienation of the Kuril Islands in favor of Japan.
The deployment of additional NATO troops near Russia's borders will lead to retaliatory action from our side, said the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.
"The US President announced plans to cut stationed in Germany, U.S. military contingent. In itself, this could be a good sign and confirmation of the willingness of Washington to "get along with Russia", says the head of the White house. But then it begins "but." The problem is, where it will embark troops from Germany," wrote the MP in Facebook.
The agreement on nuclear weapons of Russia, China and the United States, if will be concluded only on the basis of sovereign interests of Moscow and Beijing, said RIA Novosti Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev.
Earlier, the special representative of the President of the United States arms control Marshall Billingsley stated that the new agreement should apply to the nuclear arsenals of Russia and China, and fully embrace them. He commented on the proposal of the Minister of foreign Affairs of Lithuania Linas Linkevičius, noting that Lithuania is a strong NATO ally and friend of the United States.
The Russian delegation is preparing a report of the parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on the violation of the rights of citizens of the Russian Federation to freedom of movement in the EU, said the Chairman of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.
"Russia has introduced an electronic visa, which you can visit any subject of the Russian Federation", - said the MP at the conference on Friday with French senators, noting that the Russian citizens if you wish to visit the EU face visa problems.
The head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev expressed hope that the summit of the "five" of the UN security Council will be convened this year.
To organize a meeting of leaders of the countries - permanent members of the UN security Council (Russia, USA, China, France, UK) invited Russian President Vladimir Putin. At the moment all countries have expressed willingness to participate in such meeting.
The United States, accusing Russia of aggressive actions in space, in fact, block all peace initiatives of Moscow, told RIA Novosti on Thursday the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.
Earlier, the Ministry of defense has completed the development of a "Strategy of defense in space", which was prepared in response to the "significant threat" from Russia and China.
The U.S. does not confirm the intention to promote the process of denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, extending sanctions against the DPRK, told RIA Novosti on Thursday the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.
"The next extension of Washington's sanctions against North Korea – an act probably of a ritual nature, regularly extended since 2008. The reason of sanctions called "the existence and risk of proliferation of fissile materials suitable for use in weapons on the Korean Peninsula and the actions and policies of the government of North Korea", and on this basis to renew them indefinitely," - said the politician.
Strained relations with Seoul, Pyongyang may raise rates at negotiations with Washington on the nuclear program, but also expressed dissatisfaction with the progress of inter-Korean dialogue, said the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.
Earlier it became known that North Korea has destroyed the connection of inter-Korean office in Kaesong.
The ban on the activities of the media should be a last resort, exceptional case, protection of the media should be reflected in international law, said the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.
He spoke Thursday at an online conference in the framework of the discussion club "Valdai". There, in particular, they talked about the fact that now there are many sources of information, the truthfulness of the messages which you want to check.
The US proposal to assist in the elimination of ecological accidents in Norilsk can be welcomed as a good gesture, but with regard to its practical relevance, it can only assess experts, said RIA Novosti Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Konstantin Kosachev.
U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Saturday expressed regret in connection with the oil spill in Norilsk and expressed readiness to help Russia in the struggle with its consequences.
Politicians and experts commented on the introduction of U.S. Senate bill to expand sanctions against the pipeline "Nord stream — 2". According to Russian parliamentarians, Washington is trying to impede development of the project and promote their own interests at the expense of European partners. The key statement in the material RIA Novosti.
The head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev called cynical and illegal sanctions against insurance companies that provide services operating on pipe-laying vessels.
Russia will continue construction of the "Nord stream – 2", carrying out the project together with its European partners, the sanctions threat from the US is illegal, said RIA Novosti on Thursday the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.
Earlier, a group of US senators introduced a bill to impose sanctions against the insurers of the ships employed in laying the "Nord stream – 2".
Journalists of the TV channel "360" drew attention to a photo from the protests in Houston, Texas, where one of the policemen visible tattoo with the word "Russia".
The Twitter published a local reporter Steve Campion.
The head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev said national disaster the situation with the protests in the United States that erupted after the death of the African-American George Floyd in Minneapolis.
"We're going to sympathize with you, and we will support you. All Americans, not dividing you into "ours" and "not ours". Because your problem is nationwide, it is not divided by parties, races, nationalities and classes. No matter what anyone wanted it to slide," wrote the Senator in Facebook.
Suggestions on conducting a nationwide poll on the Constitution, the readiness of the infrastructure, the participation of observers says that there will be no doubt in the purity of the procedures, said the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday at a meeting with members of the working group on the proposal of amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation has set the date for a vote on amendments to the main law of the country - 1 July.
The US, accusing Moscow of involvement in organizing protests in America, preparing informational attack on Russia, said the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.
Earlier, former US presidential Advisor on national security Susan rice said that the violence during the protests in the United States can stand Russia. However, no evidence or specific facts she failed.
Accusations of Russia in the organization of protests in the United States may be part of another anti-Russian campaign, as always, is based on fakes, said the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev.
Former US presidential Advisor for national security Susan rice said earlier that the violence during the protests in the United States can stand Russia. No evidence or specific facts rice not led.
The head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev commented on the intention of U.S. President Donald trump to move the G7 summit and to invite Russia.
Kosachev said that the rating Ladder of the current G7 format as obsolete is fair and timely.
The head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev considers that the decision of the President of the United States Donald trump to break off relations with the world health organization (who) has no understanding of risk and assumption of responsibility.
On Friday, trump said that the country stops its cooperation with the who, because the organization "has refused to carry out the required reforms." According to him, the US "will redirect these funds to the world urgent needs of health."
The West is afraid that his failure in the fight against coronavirus generate the sympathy of the allies to Russia and China, said the head of the international Committee of the Federation Council Konstantin Kosachev live on NSN.
So the MP commented on the publication of foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to the Chinese newspaper Global Times. The Minister mentioned sounding in Moscow before the charges in the desire to use humanitarian and medical assistance for "the strengthening of geopolitical influence". According to him, has reached even "contrary to basic diplomatic norms humiliating prohibitions to appeal to Russia for medical-humanitarian assistance — regardless of how disastrous the situation."