The head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Germany Heiko Maas and German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz said no to the invitation to participate in the meeting of the G7 on July 29 in Washington, according to the publication Spiegel, citing sources from the governmental circles of Germany and the United States.
According to Spiegel, the Meuse, and Scholz refused full-time Ministerial meeting of the G7 in Washington, but made it clear that Germany is ready to send Deputy Ministers. In addition, the newspaper writes, apparently, the authorities of other countries "sevens" also refused to meet at the Ministerial level.
Moscow and Washington do not negotiate on the exchange of convicted espionage American Paul Whelan for the citizens of Russia contained in the U.S. prisons, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
The Moscow city court on 15 June sentenced former us marine's Whelan to 16 years in prison for espionage, the defense has said it will appeal. A consequence of the plot of the case is not officially open: from the press release, the FSB followed that Whelan was detained in Moscow in late 2018 during spy promotions. The accused the last word said that espionage was not involved. The defense claims that American became a victim of provocation: he gave the flash drive that he had expected to see a photo of a tourist trip to Sergiev Posad.
Moscow is interested in the development of a normal dialogue with all countries, including Washington, said Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
The Secretary of defense mark Esper in the first year at the post said the successful "containment" of Russia and China.
China urges US to discard prejudices and stop using the state machinery to exert pressure on Chinese companies, said at a briefing on Wednesday the official representative of the Chinese foreign Ministry Zhao Lijiang.
Previously, the Agency Bloomberg reported that the President of the United States Donald trump has confirmed that Washington is considering to ban the work on the territory of the country Chinese apps TikTok.
The President of the United States Donald trump confirmed the words of Secretary Mike Pompeo that Washington is considering to ban the work on the territory of the country Chinese apps TikTok, reports Bloomberg.
The White house said that a ban TikTok in the country – "one of many" options, which he sees as the answer to the situation with coronavirus.
China has decided to impose visa restrictions on U.S. citizens in response to similar actions of Washington against the officials of China because of the situation in Tibet, said at a briefing on Wednesday the official representative of the Chinese foreign Ministry Zhao Lijiang.
Earlier, Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that the U.S. imposed visa restrictions against the officials of China who are involved in the restriction of entry of foreigners to the Tibetan Autonomous region of China. According to him, Beijing continues to "systematically impede travel in the Tibetan Autonomous region and other Tibetan areas of American diplomats and other officials, journalists and tourists, while PRC officials and other citizens have much greater access to the United States."
The United States from September 2019 to March 2020, has reduced the number of deployed strategic carriers of nuclear weapons in 10 sea missiles and three bombers, follows from the data of the us state Department.
According to information published yesterday on the website of the state Department, on March 1, 2020, the US had deployed 398 Intercontinental ballistic missile Minuteman-3, 210 sea-launched ballistic missiles Trident-2 and 47 heavy bombers B-2A and B-52H.
Many participating States of the conference on the Treaty on open skies, has expressed a desire to resume flights as soon as they removed the relevant quarantine restrictions introduced in connection with the spread of the coronavirus, said Tuesday the head of the Department for conventional arms control of the Department of non-proliferation and arms control Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Oleg Bushuev.
The conference of the countries-participants of the Treaty on open skies took place on July 6, it was convened in connection with the withdrawal from the agreement of Washington, the President of the United States Donald trump announced in may. In the event, which was held by video conference, was attended by the representatives of 34 countries.
The introduction of peacekeepers, the OSCE in the Donbass in line with Minsk agreements and can be used as a military solution for the conflict in the South-East of Ukraine, told RIA Novosti member of the state Duma Committee on international Affairs Sergei Zheleznyak.
Kyiv is considering the possibility of introduction of peacekeepers, the OSCE in the Donbass, said Monday the Deputy Prime Minister for reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories of Ukraine Oleksiy Reznikov.
The U.S. Supreme court rejected the request of the US administration and the project developer TC Energy with a request to cancel a lower court decision blocking construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, should be published in the court documents.
In April the district court of Montana blocked previously issued by the engineering corps of the American army permit new pipelines cross bodies of water. It was a new blow to the project of the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which supports the administration of President Donald trump.
Washington should compensate Iran for the damage caused by sanctions, whoever becomes the next President of the United States, said the Minister of foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif.
"In 2021 (the year) in the White house will sit, the President (Donald) trump or any other President, whoever sat, he from the previous government will take over the responsibility, including for damages caused to the Iranian people and economy. They (the us authorities – ed.) will need to compensate for the damage return to international agreements, no matter who won the White house," the Minister said during a virtual discussion in the framework of the "Mediterranean dialogue".
Moscow sees no reason to trust the hypothetical arguments in Washington that the United States can reconsider its decision on withdrawal from the Treaty on open skies, if Russia will fulfill the requirements of the United States, said RIA Novosti Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
Monday held an online conference of the countries-participants of the Treaty, which was convened after the U.S. decision to withdraw from the Treaty.
A number of countries tried at the conference for the open skies Treaty impose on Russia responsible for the US withdrawal from the Treaty, defeating the dialogue on the Treaty can only be equitable and mutually respectful, said RIA Novosti Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
Monday in an online format was a conference of the countries-participants of the Treaty on open skies, which was convened after the decision of the USA to leave the contract.
Russia calls on participating countries to the Treaty on open skies to look for ways of settlement of counter-claims, while in Moscow, I doubt that even in this case, the United States will reconsider its decision to withdraw from the contract, said RIA Novosti Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
"We invite all to feel the responsibility for the situation and try to find the solution. It can be a batch, because different kinds of claims - the-counter. But we can't negotiate against its own interests, the more claim to our address on the American side, are groundless. We talked about this many times," - said Ryabkov.
Washington has failed to stop the export of Iranian oil, despite the desire to bring it to zero, said Sunday, the first Vice President of Iran eshaq Jahangiri.
"Oil, being the main source of income of Iran was under heavy sanctions. Under previous sanctions, the ceiling of the sales to Iran were identified in one million barrels of oil, then we sell up to 900 thousand barrels of oil. Now they (the Americans – ed.) said that the sale of Iran's oil should be zero, which, fortunately, they failed to do," said Jahangiri, whose words are included in the release on its website.
In the office of the President of Ukraine is preparing a law criminalizing the publication of closed-door talks officials. Recently, Kyiv has once again appeared in the scandal center from-for published interviews the former head of state Petro Poroshenko and Joe Biden. Will the threat of criminal punishment to prevent such leaks — versed RIA Novosti.
Legislative intent the office of the President Andrey Ermak said in an interview with The Washington Post. "Not normal when someone writes the head of state," he reasoned.
Protesters at the White House in Washington burned an American flag after the speech of the President of Donald trump's speech on the occasion of US independence Day, according to NBC.
The protesters, according to TV channel, during the incident, shouted slogans against "slavery, genocide and war" and "America was never great."
The US President Donald trump called his version of the list of the greatest Americans, it included the founding fathers of the United States, war heroes, fighters for the rights of African Americans and even the heroes of folklore.
Speaking at the US independence Day on the lawn in front of the White house, trump recalled his announced prior to the decision to create a Committee to perpetuate the memory of great Americans.
Russia has expressed its intention to abandon development of a ground-based version of the missile "Calibre" to remove American concerns in exchange for the return of the U.S. to implement the Treaty on intermediate and shorter-range missiles, which eventually was destroyed by the fault of Washington, said in a commentary the Russian foreign Ministry in connection with the report of the US state Department about countries ' compliance with agreements in the field of arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament.
"Note another remarkable moment, for the first time included in the report of the state Department. So, outright distortion and deliberate misrepresentation of the international community is sending to announced in February 2019 decision of the President of Russia on carrying out R & d on the development of a land version of cruise missiles, sea-based medium-range from the composition of the ship's complex "Caliber". The authors of the report acknowledged that this step was not a violation of the INF Treaty, however hypocritical it is alleged that he supposedly testified about the absence of Russia's intentions to return to compliance with the Treaty", - said the Russian Ministry.
The US could lose competitive advantage by limiting visas for IT workers, told RIA Novosti expert on us immigration law attorney Elizabeth Krukova.
Previously, the administration of Donald trump has restricted the issuance of a number of work visas, citing the need to protect the jobs of Americans. De facto visas are not issued since March due to pandemic coronavirus, but the decision trump could prolong the situation indefinitely, and after a pandemic.
The Prime Minister of Iraq, Mustafa al-Kazemi was released from the post of adviser on national security and the acting head of the national security Council Faleh al-Fayyad, the leader of the people's militia, "al-Hashd al-SHAABI", said Saturday the Iraqi media.
"On the basis of the public interest and with the consent of the Prime Minister and commander of the armed forces (Mustafa al-Kazemi - ed.) ... decided to release Faleh Faisal Fahd al-Fayyad from the post of acting head of the national security Council," - said in the text of the decree published on the website of the TV channel Al-Sumaria.
Moscow admits that the Treaty on open skies will collapse on the "Domino effect", said to RIA Novosti, Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
"We admit that the "Domino effect" is possible and most zealously supported by US in various countries under pressure from Washington to consider the possibility. That's all we want to do, because then the contract would inevitably come to ruin," - said the diplomat.
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.
The US withdrawal from the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty) was planned in advance is groundless to accuse Russia of violating the agreement, told reporters Deputy head of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation Alexander Fomin.
He was commenting on former adviser to Donald trump on national security John Bolton, who wrote in his memoirs that Russia allegedly supported the American arguments about the loss of relevance of the INF Treaty.
Russia does not consider China's activities in the missile field as a security threat and cause for the destruction of the Treaty on the elimination of intermediate and shorter-range missiles (INF Treaty), told reporters Deputy head of the Ministry of defense of the Russian Federation Alexander Fomin.
"We do not consider China's activities in the missile field as a security threat, and the more so, as the reason for the destruction of the INF Treaty", he said.
The reaction of the USA and other Western countries for the adoption of amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation is quite predictable, the proposed rules will make our country stronger, what I don't want criticism of Russia, the Chairman of the state Duma Vyacheslav Volodin.
"Their reaction to these amendments, decisions perfectly predictable. Once again I want to emphasize this: they want to see our country as weak, they want us to have problems that we have experienced in 90-e years, in the late ' 80s," said Volodin in the First channel.
The official representative of the foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova urged US not to interfere in the internal Affairs of other countries.
Earlier in Washington expressed concern over conducted in Russia vote by constitutional amendment.
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
Statement of concern the US the possibility of acting President Vladimir Putin to remain in power until 2036 is a direct interference in the internal Affairs of Russia, said the head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky.
The United States expressed on Thursday concern over the vote in Russia, constitutional amendments, special concerns of Washington called "the potential" of Vladimir Putin to remain President of the Russian Federation until 2036, said earlier RIA Novosti in the press service of the state Department.
In the face of increasing sanctions pressure on the health sector in Syria, state-owned pharmaceutical company will expand production of alternative export analogues of drugs to prevent shortages, said in an interview with RIA Novosti Deputy Minister of health of the Syrian Ahmad Lafave.
The Deputy Minister noted that the plants in Syria for the production of drugs provide most of the needs of the domestic market. The Ministry of health has expanded the list of approved alternative medicinal components to increase options to ensure and to prevent deficit.
The issue of extending the UN arms embargo against Iran unconstructive from the point of view of the prospects for preservation of the Joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD), said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"Promoted by Washington in the security Council a draft resolution on indefinite arms embargo against Iran represents a set of restrictive measures in line with the American policy of maximum pressure on Tehran and touched on a range of issues that have nothing to do with the settlement of the situation around the Iranian nuclear program. We consider the question of the introduction of any additional restrictions against Iran are not only unjustified, but also counterproductive from the perspective of conservation of a Joint comprehensive plan of action for resolution of the Iranian nuclear program," she said at a briefing on Thursday.
The US on the need to bring China to the us-Russian negotiations on the extension of the Treaty on the reduction of strategic offensive arms (start-3) are merely the excuse Washington is just looking for reasons not to engage in dialogue with Moscow, say Russian experts.
The special representative of the President of the United States on arms control Marshall Billingsley and Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov held June 22-23 at the Vienna talks. The parties discussed the issue of extending the Contract on reduction of strategic offensive arms (start-3), which was signed in 2010 and expires in February 2021, the maintenance of stability and predictability in the conditions of the termination of the INF Treaty. At the consultations, the sides confirmed the launch of the working group on space and a number of others. China refused to participate in these negotiations, despite the insistence of the United States.
Tehran believes that Washington's sanctions against Damascus unconstructive way or another they are doomed to failure, said to RIA Novosti, the official representative of the government of Iran, Ali Rabia.
According to him, attempts by the US to undermine the economic cooperation between Iran and Syria and Lebanon talks about misunderstanding the "depth of relationship" in these countries. Commenting on the law of "Caesar", the official noted that sanctions are useless, there is nothing new.
President Donald trump almost begging for the support of his most loyal supporters — Evangelical Christians. After all, they are, in fact, led him into the Oval office four years ago. But now, in the Wake of the mass movement against racism, communities were faced with a difficult choice. What role the religious factor plays in the political fate of the trump — in the material RIA Novosti.
Texas is not only famous for ranches and cowboys, but also many Protestant churches. This is probably one of the most religious States in the country. He is now in the midst of a presidential campaign: Texans campaigning to vote for trump.
Voting on amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation on the territory of the United States passed without incident, the American authorities with the attention went to security, told the Russian Ambassador Anatoly Antonov.
Voting took place amid calls in social networks to "settle scores with the Russians" after the publication of unsubstantiated New York Times article about the alleged collusion of the Russian Federation with the Taliban against American soldiers. Antonov earlier reported that the Russian Embassy handed over to US law enforcement authorities information about the calls of people who threaten the safety of diplomats. In addition, in this regard was sent a note to the state Department demanding an investigation.
About 1.7 thousand of the electorate voted in the United States for amendments to the Constitution of the Russian Federation, told RIA Novosti in Russian diplomatic missions.
The Consulate General in new York for the amendments voted 310 people, against 505, told RIA Novosti press-Secretary of Russian Consulate in new York Alexey Topol's'ke. According to him, of the 816 ballots issued at the opening of the ballot boxes was short one — apparently, the voter took with him.
About 400 people voted on the amendments to the Russian Constitution in the middle of the day in Washington, told RIA Novosti, the Minister-Counsellor of the Russian Embassy and the Deputy Chairman of election Commission Sergey Trepelkov.
"As of 2 p.m. 398 people... More than voted in new York and Houston," said Trepelkov.
Belarus plans to complete the procedure in the direction of the Ambassador of the Republic in the United States for 1.5-2 months, said on Tuesday in Minsk the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Makei.
"I think it's going to happen within the next month and a half, two maximum," said Mackay told reporters.
U.S. sanctions against Syria under the so-called "act of Caesar" cripple the Syrian economy and wreak havoc on ordinary citizens, while the negative effect of unilateral sanctions cannot be compensated either by donor contributions or humanitarian exemptions, which in practice do not work, said Deputy foreign Minister of the Russian Federation Sergey Vershinin.
"Regrettable that on the eve of the conference, may 28, the EU adopted a decision to extend the illegal unilateral sanctions against Syria imposed bypassing the UN security Council. Prior to this, on 7 may, a similar decision was taken in Washington, and then, on June 17, reinforced its entry into force the so-called "Act of Caesar". In the words of this law and sanctions supposedly aimed at the protection of civilians in Syria, but in fact cripple the Syrian economy and hit ordinary Syrians," said Vershinin during the international online conference "Brussels-4". The text of his speech published on the foreign Ministry website.
Turkey won't sell US anti-aircraft missile systems s-400, according to Russian parliamentarians.
Earlier, us Senator John Thune called a "method" to resolve differences between Washington and Ankara on Russian SAMS. He introduced an amendment to the defense budget of the United States, which proposed to buy the system in Ankara.
The head of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Leonid Slutsky hopes that Turkey will consider the proposal of the Senator-Republican John Thune about buying United States of America Russian s-400.
Previously, Thune has proposed to resolve the contradictions between the USA and Turkey according to the Russian s-400 by purchasing these complexes in Ankara, according to the text of the proposed amendment to the defense budget of the United States. In order to purchase named assurances to Turkey that she will not buy the proceeds other military equipment, is incompatible with the requirement of NATO.
Washington is working on a new package of sanctions in the framework of the so-called "law of Caesar", but the dates of the introduction of new restrictions yet, said the US special envoy on Syria, James Jeffrey.
"We are actively working on a new package of additional sanctions, but until I can announce the date of their introduction. We believe that it is important to maintain pressure on the regime," said Jeffrey during an online briefing, answering the question, when should we expect the extension of the anti-Syrian sanctions in the framework of the law of Caesar.
First Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Vladimir dzhabarov told "Moscow speaking" said that the U.S. wants to buy from Turkey the s-400 to take it apart "to the screws" and try to create something of their own.
According to dzhabarov, the Americans have no such weapons.
The activists set up a guillotine next to the house of the head of the Corporation of Amazon Jeff Bezos, demanding the liquidation of his company, the newspaper reports the Washington Examiner.
The video that spread on social networks shows that two activists stand with a design resembling a guillotine. "Support our poor communities, not the rich," reads the inscription placed next to the guillotine.
The U.S. Department of Commerce has suspended Monday action preferential treatment with respect to Hong Kong, including the derogations from restrictions on exports, said in published on Tuesday a statement on the Ministry website.
It is noted that the Ministry is studying other measures to eliminate differences in the relationship with Hong Kong and China.
Beijing protests US from unfounded pressure on Chinese enterprises and urged Washington to stop this practice, told RIA Novosti press-service of the foreign Ministry of China amid reports about the possible introduction of sanctions against several Chinese companies.
Previously, the Agency Reuters referring to his document said that the Pentagon has compiled a list of PRC companies, against which may be imposed new American sanctions. According to the Agency, the U.S. Department of defense has prepared a list of 20 Chinese companies, which as consider in Washington, "are controlled or owned by the people's liberation army of China." It is reported that this list in particular includes telecommunications companies Huawei and Hikvision, as well as mobile operators China Mobile and China Telecom.
Four protesters in Washington, D.C., that damaged the statue of seventh US President Andrew Jackson, charged with destruction of Federal property, the press release published on the website of the Ministry of justice.
"The Agency strictly adheres to its obligation to defend the sacred right of citizens to peaceful protests, which gives the First amendment, however, these charges should serve as a warning to those who make choice in favor of desecration of the statues and monuments that adorn the capital of our country: your aggressive behavior and criminal acts will not go unpunished" - presented in a release quotes the acting Prosecutor of the district of Columbia Michael Sherwin.
Committee on armed services of the house of representatives of the U.S. Congress expressed concern about the US intention to withdraw from the Treaty on Open skies, follows the proposals of the Committee to the us defence budget for the next fiscal year
“Of concern is the fact that ... the administration plans to withdraw from the Treaty", - the document says.
The military has learned in the framework of excavations at colony glacier, North of anchorage, Alaska, about 480 bags with fragments of the remains of those killed in a plane crash in 1952, reports the associated Press.
22 November 1952 there was a major plane crash outside anchorage. Military aircraft C-124 Globemaster, was flying from Washington state to Alaska, crashed into a mountain Gannett. Killing 41 passengers and 11 crew members. At that time the remains of the dead could not be retrieved, and the plane together with all its contents gradually fell to the foot of the mountain, where eventually became part of the glacier. About accident actually forgotten, while military training mission have not found a yellow life raft in the glacier. In 2012, work began on the sweep of the glacier in search of human remains and wreckage.
The President of the United States Donald trump explained the cancellation of the trip on the weekend to your Golf club with the desire to ensure the safety of Washington, he wrote Saturday on Twitter.
Earlier media reports drew attention to the change in the schedule of the President, where the day disappeared on a trip to Bedminster, where trump's Golf club. Many have attributed this to the fact that in several States, including new Jersey, in the last days, an increasing number of infections with coronavirus.
The Chinese Embassy in the United States called visa restrictions against Chinese officials imposed by Washington because of Hong Kong, the wrong decision and called to cancel it.
Earlier Friday, U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo reported that the U.S. imposed visa restrictions against officials of the Communist party of China for "undermining the autonomy of Hong Kong and the violation of human rights".
Regular consultations with U.S. allies reaffirm the unshakable commitment of Washington to maintain security in Europe, said before a meeting with Secretary of defense mark Esper in Brussels, the Secretary General of the Alliance Jens Stoltenberg.
"We will discuss the US presence in Europe in light of plans to reduce the American presence in Germany. I am pleased that the United States consult with its allies, affirming that the U.S. commitment to security in Europe remains unshakable," – said Stoltenberg.
U.S. law enforcement authorities installed a fence around the monument in the Park of Washington, depicting former American President Abraham Lincoln near bent a knee African American, after protesters called for the demolition of the monument, reports the Washington Post.
As the newspaper notes, previously protesters have announced plans to gather at the memorial on Thursday and Friday evening. According to the newspaper, it is unknown about whether the participants demonstrators hold a rally about it or to demolish the monument.
The US is prepared to release refugees from the camps "of Lukban" in exchange for help for they control the militants, the statement of the heads of staff of Russia and Syria on the return of refugees in SAR Michael Mizintseva and Hussein Makhluf.
It is emphasized that Russia and Syria continue to make efforts for the early dissolution of the refugee camps "Ruban", and the only obstacle remains the "hypocritical stance of the American party which declares its adherence to universally accepted humanitarian values and human freedoms, but it does nothing for their observance".
The house of representatives Friday will vote on the status of the capital Washington, which proposed to make the 51st state in the Union.
Currently, the Washington administrative point of view, is the Federal district of Columbia, not included in any of the States.
The United States has no moral or legal right to accuse the other of violating agreements on arms control, said the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
"The U.S. has neither legal, nor political, nor moral plan to assess the implementation of agreements on arms control. For this purpose appropriate mechanisms to verify control, and in some cases created by international organizations", - said Zakharov on the briefing.
Russian-American consultations in Vienna on strategic stability is fundamentally not pull together the positions of Moscow and Washington, said on Thursday Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
Consultations on strategic stability issues took place in Vienna on 22-23 June. The parties discussed the issue of extending the Contract on reduction of strategic offensive arms (start-3), which was signed in 2010 and expires in February 2021, the maintenance of stability and predictability in the conditions of the termination of the INF Treaty. At the consultations, the sides confirmed the launch of the working group on space and a number of others.
Washington seeks to boost its dominance in the world, including defiantly violating international law, said Russian Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
"I think that it should be conducted not about the emphasis in US policy on the power factor, and the US desire to keep and strengthen the position of their own dominance in different areas," he said at a online session "Primako readings" "the United States in the vortex of crisis: strategic implications".
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 US President Donald trump has promised to sign before the end of this week, the Executive decree on the protection of monuments, he stated at a press conference in Washington after talks with the President of Poland.
"We already have a law on the protection of monuments ... but I think we should gather all the various aspects together in one very strong decree, I think he will be ready by the end of the week," said trump.
The President of Poland Andrzej Duda told reporters how it will look "Fort trump" on the territory of Poland.
Duda July 24, visited the United States. The topic of his talks with US President Donald trump will be cooperation in the military sphere and security, healthcare, energy, including nuclear.
Donald trump decided to make American values sacred to all the world: he identified one of the main goals of US foreign policy "the protection of religious freedoms" in other States. Those who, in the opinion of Americans, violates these freedoms are subject to sanctions. First under the "hand" hit China. On time. Where Washington accuses Moscow at RIA Novosti.
The notorious "protection of religious rights" embroil the US, even with a priority partner — India. Official new Delhi was not let into the country members of the Commission of the state Department on international religious freedom, which was to gather information about the "religious persecution". The head of the Indian foreign Ministry Subrahmanyam Jaishankar said that his country would not tolerate any interference in questions connected with the constitutional rights of citizens.
Former US presidential Advisor John Bolton has called "utter nonsense" a comparison of his book with the testimony of the ex-employee U.S. intelligence Edward Snowden.
On Tuesday released a memoir of Bolton "the Room where it happened: a memoir of the White house." U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo has compared the publication of a book with the actions of Snowden, who in 2013 revealed a number of secret materials about the programs of surveillance of US intelligence on the Internet.
Twitter placed next to the tweet of US President Donald trump about "Autonomous zones" of the protesters a warning that its contents contain threats people.
The message was published on the morning of 23 June and said that Washington will never be "Autonomous zones".
Washington is trying to deprive the Syrian population, "the last piece of bread," using sanctions as a last weapon to achieve their goals in Syria, Syria is already taking steps to counter the effects of sanctions, said the foreign Minister Walid Muallem at a press conference in Damascus.
"They are a gang of liars. Those who want the good of the Syrian people, will not encroach on a piece of bread of the Syrian people. They use its latest weapon in the fight against Syria. The real goal is to bring the people to famine, to weaken the power and to bring the situation to more terrorism, as it was in 2011," - said Muallem.
China urges US to stop oppressing the Chinese media in the spirit of the ideological prejudices of the cold war, otherwise Beijing will be forced to give the necessary response, said at a briefing on Tuesday the official representative of the Chinese foreign Ministry Zhao Lijiang.
"Washington for the second time makes working in the U.S. Chinese media in the list of "foreign missions" that was another proof of the political pressure on the Chinese media from the United States," - said the diplomat.
Protests in Washington, D.C., turned into Monday in the riots, when police ousted attempted to tear down the statue of seventh US President Andrew Jackson of the demonstrators from the square in Lafayette, reports NBC News.
Protesters knocked down a temporary fence around the statue, some climbed up on it to tie the rope. A crowd of people surrounding the statue, shouted: "Andrew Jackson must go!".
Office of the inspector General of the U.S. interior will review the actions of the officers of the Park police, after earlier this month the militiamen pushed the protesters from Lafayette square behind the White house, reports the Hill newspaper.
"Given the importance of these events, we have already started the collection and consideration of information", - said the publication representative of the office of the inspector General, noting that requests were received from three U.S. lawmakers, as well as from the Minister of the interior David Bernhardt.
The U.S. state Department said Monday, bringing several Chinese media in the list of "foreign missions (missions)" due to the fact that they are controlled by the authorities of the PRC.
"In accordance with the law "On foreign missions," the state Department publishes today a new definition in which the operation of China Central television, Chinese News Service, "national daily Newspapers" and "global times" the United States is defined as a foreign mission", - stated in the message Department.
The head of the European Council, Charles Michel and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is carried out in a Monday video-conference with Premier of the state Council of China Li Keqiang and President XI Jinping of China, is spoken in the message of the EU Council.
"Today's summit EU-China gives a much-needed opportunity to move forward on all aspects of our cooperation", - he wrote on Twitter von der Leyen. According to her, the summit discussed issues of trade cooperation, climate change, digitalization, dealing with the consequences of the crisis caused by the pandemic coronavirus, and human rights and foreign policy.
A group of demonstrators toppled from the pedestal and set fire to a monument to Confederate General albert Pike in Washington near the headquarters of the police, reports NBC Washington.
The protesters demolished the monument with the help of ropes. After the statue was fallen on the ground, the demonstrators doused it with lighter fluid and set on fire. According to the TV station, the police stationed at the headquarters, for several minutes after the arson has not taken any action. Then about 10 police officers arrived on the scene and extinguished the fire. In clashes with protesters, the police did not enter.
The US President Donald trump has accused of dereliction of duty of police of Washington, who, in his words, just "watched" as protesters demolished and set fire to a monument to Confederate General albert Pike.
"D.C. police can't do their job, they watched the statue pulls down and set on fire. These people should be immediately arrested. A shame for our country!" - he wrote in his Twitter account.
The members of the European Parliament at a plenary session endorsed a resolution condemning all forms of racism and harsh actions of the US police against demonstrators and journalists during the recent protests in connection with the murder of an African-American George Floyd.
"The resolution, supported by 493, the Parliament strongly condemns the horrific death of George Floyd, as well as similar killings in other countries. Members of Parliament urged the US authorities to combat racism and inequality, criticized the harsh actions of the police against peaceful protesters and journalists," - said in a statement released by the EP.
The US President Donald trump said that remote voting puts election at risk.
Many US States adopt laws and are preparing for a possible vote by mail election in November, when Trump will be re-elected for a second term. The reason of remote voting is called the epidemic of the coronavirus. In some States, such as Washington, voting by mail has become the main or even the only form of voting. Trump remote voting trusts, believing that it may be susceptible to fraud.
The United States and Russia or the Soviet Union usually exchanged spies, but in recent years this approach to sharing is eroded, so it is possible that it will affect the situation with the possible exchange of the convicted in Russia for espionage Paul Whelan on someone in us prisons are Russians, says Professor and co-Director of the Centre for international law at new York law school, Barry Appleton.
Appleton noted that international law has never been applicable in similar situations and the result has always been exclusively the subject of negotiations between the two sides.
The article of President of Russia Vladimir Putin about the events of the Second world war was just another way of extending a hand to the West, primarily the United States, said on Friday, RIA Novosti the scientific coordinator of the Center for Eurasian studies, University of Vienna, scientific Director of the Institute for security policy, Alexander Dubovy.
According to him, the article is written in accordance with modern Russian historiography, its difference from the West is obvious, and it causes a certain amount of rejection and criticism in the Western community. But, according to experts, the essence of the article is not a history, so to criticize it for historical details is not necessary.
The Russian side has no sense that the US is trying to extend the start-3, said the first Deputy head of the international Committee of the Federation Council, former Russian Ambassador in Washington Sergey Kislyak.
During an online conference with French senators on Friday, the parliamentarians discussed the issue of international security, as well as the fate of the international agreements on arms limitation.
The inspector General of the U.S. air force began an investigation of possible irregularities in the use of reconnaissance aircraft to monitor the protests in Washington and Minneapolis, reports the New York Times.
According to the publication, a request for an investigation, apparently, came from congressmen concerned about the actions of the Pentagon. In their opinion, the use of reconnaissance aircraft to monitor the protests could violate the civil rights of mostly peaceful demonstrators who oppose police abuse against African Americans.
United States of America continue pressure on Syria to stop the process of peaceful settlement in Syria, to deprive the government of the country the opportunity to restore the statehood and the economy, said a member of the Duma Committee on international Affairs Sergei Zheleznyak, commenting on the extension of sanctions against the Republic.
The US President Donald trump has signed a law that became known as "Caesar", at the end of 2019. It entered into force on 1 June and includes the sanctions, affecting virtually all sectors of the economy of Syria. The sanctions list was expanded on June 17, under the restriction got 14 people, including the wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad ASMA al-Assad and his sister Bushra al-Assad, as well as 21 organization.
Racism, police brutality and lawlessness have long made in USA systemic in nature, we must not forget where this may lead, if such an attitude elevated to a political doctrine, stated by Russia's permanent representative at the Geneva office of the United Nations Gennady Gatilov.
"Racism, police brutality and lawlessness have long made in USA systemic. Fair criticism from the international community in Washington turned a blind eye for decades, and meanwhile, the problems multiplied," said he, speaking Wednesday during an urgent debate on the issue of racially motivated police violence at the 43rd session of the UN Council on human rights.
In force in the USA the law "On the protection of civilians of Syria," so-called "Act of Caesar", has a simple population of that country, said Department of information and press of the Russian foreign Ministry.
The United States previously imposed sanctions against 14 people, including the wife of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, ASMA al-Assad and his sister Bushra al-Assad, as well as 21 organizations.
American police have expressed support for Russian colleagues in Moscow to the victims in the shooting on Leninsky Prospekt on Monday, reported the Russian Embassy in Washington.
"The Russian Embassy in Washington received a petition from American police expressing support and wishes for recovery to the Moscow colleagues, victims in the crossfire (June 15, on Leninsky Prospekt)", - reports the diplomatic mission is on the page in Facebook.
The conference of the countries-participants of the Treaty on open skies is planned for July 6, said RIA Novosti Director of the Department for nonproliferation and arms control Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Vladimir Ermakov.
The conference is convened in connection with the withdrawal from the Treaty of Washington.
The US President Donald trump on Tuesday signed a decree regulating the actions of the Federal authorities to improve the efficiency of police action and reduce unnecessary use of force.
The signing of a document called "Secure police for a safer society", was held in the Rose garden of the White house in Washington in the presence of heads of law enforcement agencies and members of Congress.
German MPs and diplomats are not surprised by Washington's decision to reduce the number of American military in Germany.
On the eve of President Donald trump has promised to reduce the American contingent almost doubled. He noted that the military spend a lot of money there, and Berlin, by contrast, are underpaid in the budget of NATO.
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 withdrawal of U.S. troops would not increase risks to the safety of Germany, the regret is only that Washington did not consider it necessary to inform such a big decision in advance, said RIA Novosti Deputy, member of the international Committee of the Bundestag faction of the "Alternative for Germany" Waldemar Gerdt.
Earlier, U.S. President Donald trump has promised to halve the number of us troops in Germany, up to 25 thousand people, Berlin is behind on their payments to NATO.
The Department of health of the state of Washington has published a report which notes the increasing activity of coronavirus in the state.
According to a press release on the Agency's website, the greatest concern was the situation in the Eastern part of the state, where as at the end of may marked increase in the incidence of transmission of coronavirus. It is, in particular, about the counties of Benton, Franklin, Spokane and Yakima.
Russia's Ambassador to the U.S. Anatoly Antonov said that because of the protests in Washington was forced to temporarily move from his residence to the Embassy.
Russian diplomatic mission located to the Northwest of Washington, and the Ambassador's residence - in the heart of the us capital, a few hundred meters from the White house.
The mass protests that took place in the United States since the end of may in connection with the death of an African-American to George Floyd at the hands of the police, has created a new reality. No matter how important people think the quarantine coronavirus, there are things that, as it turned out, is more important and worthy of risk. The coronavirus has not disappeared and does not distinguish between noble goals and unjustifiable risk. RIA Novosti interviewed scientists believe that the protests could lead to increased morbidity, but they say that the measures of distancing can help even in a crowd.
In April-may, prior to "opening" the economy to the protests, all public meetings were presented to public opinion unjustified. Those who wanted for any reason, including at a Church service or for those protests was provoked by the discussion and gossip in the media. But the video where the COP leans a knee on the neck of African-American Floyd, angered many Americans. City flooded thousands crowd of demonstrators.
Representatives of the human rights organization Human Rights Watch criticized the decision of the American President Donald trump on sanctions against people associated with the investigations of the International criminal court (ICC) and called on the international community to intervene.
Earlier, the White house announced that trump signed a decree on sanctions against individuals associated with the investigations of the ICC in relation to military and other officials in the United States, accusing this international structure in biased investigations and corruption, and suspecting the influence of Russia.
Foreign Minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu urged the United States to play a more active role in resolving the Libyan crisis.
As stated earlier, the Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan on the results of his telephone conversation with his us counterpart Donald trump, Turkey and the United States reached agreement on Libya. Details of this arrangement he did not elaborate. On the eve of Erdogan discussed the Libyan crisis with Russian President Vladimir Putin. As reported a press-service of the Kremlin, they expressed deep concern at continuing in Libya, large-scale clashes.
The chief of police of Minneapolis, Medaria of Arredondo apologized to the journalists, which was attacked by the police, among the victims was the correspondent of RIA Novosti, Mikhail Turgiev.
"There was a video of the use of rubber bullets and tear gas against journalists... the media must be protected," said Arredondo at a press conference, which was broadcast on local television in Minneapolis.
Russia does not view Romania as an enemy, Bucharest straining the situation in the Black sea region, mistakenly thinking his Russian foe, told RIA Novosti on Wednesday the Deputy of the state Duma of the Russian Federation of Crimea Ruslan Balbec.
Earlier, the Supreme defence Council of Romania, headed by the President Klaus Iohannis approved a draft national defense strategy of the country in 2020-2024 years, where in the section "threats" mentioned and Russia. In the same project, which was approved by the Supreme Council of defence and submitted for approval to the Parliament, says that this situation could have a negative impact on Romania's security.
Demonstrations and protests in Hong Kong are funded and organized by the West, which is trying to split China, said on Wednesday Chinese Ambassador to Russia Zhang Hongwei.
"The Americans and the West are playing a very ugly, bad role. All these demonstrations, these protests, chaos, organized by the West. They direct separate funds, send weapons, they prepared radicals and separatists", - the Ambassador said at a press conference in MIA "Russia today".
In the relations of Russia and the United States is not a positive agenda, said Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
"Our relationship lost trust and confidence in each other. It is very sad that the majority of the decision makers in Washington consider contemporary Russia a source of problems and see Russia as a toxic player in international relations," Ryabkov said during an online discussion devoted to Russian-American relations organized by the Council on foreign relations.
Interministerial consultations of the Russian Federation and the United States arms control and strategic stability will be held in Vienna on 22 June, said RIA Novosti Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov.
"The twenty second of June will take place in Vienna meeting on arms control and strategic stability at the level from the Russian side Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs, with American - the special envoy of the President of the United States Marshall Billingsley. Consultations will be held in an interagency format. We welcome the resumption of such contacts," - said Ryabkov.
Brought in to maintain order from other regions military to leave Washington within a day, said at a briefing on Monday, mayor Muriel Bowser.
"We understand that all external military forces that have not left the city will be allotted within 48 hours, the countdown which started yesterday," - said the mayor at a briefing on Monday.
The President of the United States Donald trump responded with irony about the participation of the Senator-Republican MITT Romney in a protest March in Washington.
Romney, himself a former presidential candidate, became the first representative of the Republicans who joined the protests in the us capital. The Senator from Utah marched along with the protesters on Pennsylvania Avenue, and then published a photo of the procession in his Instagram.
In Seattle the crowd of protesters drove the car, then the driver got out of the car and opened fire. Injured at least one person told the Seattle Times.
In the city police Department said that a suspect was detained, the wounded was hospitalized. Other details being investigated.