Just days after attending the G7 summit, which highlighted the possibility of stepping up sanctions against Russia should it not meet the commitments it made in the Minsk agreements, Renzi hosted Russian President Vladimir Putin in Milan, where he spoke of the “traditional Italian-Russian friendship.”
U.S. President Barack Obama asked Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to deal cautiously with Russia at their summit in Washington in April, Japanese government sources said Saturday.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Gazprom CEO Alexei Miller agreed late last month on a “roadmap” for a multi-billion dollar pipeline project to transport gas from Russia to Greece. The long-term plan is a further sign of warming geopolitical ties between Athens and Moscow
Night Wolves intend to follow path taken by Red Army in World War Two, driving to Berlin for Victory Day celebration
The Polish foreign ministry has banned a biker gang linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin from entering the country. The Night Wolves had planned to enter next week as part of a ride across Europe to commemorate the 70th anniversary of World War Two.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Moscow is ready to hold territorial talks with Japan but that Tokyo’s move to back sanctions against Moscow over the Ukraine conflict has effectively halted such discussions.
The Western approach to Russia is predicated on the supposition that continued pressure on the country will cause President Vladimir Putin’s regime to make concessions or even crumble. Nothing could be further from the truth.
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Saying Russian troops were within a 30 km (19 mile) zone from the Ukrainian border, Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk told a government meeting: “An anti-Ukrainian plan is being put into operation . . . under which foreign troops will cross the border and seize the territory of the country.
Stepping back from the brink of war, Vladimir Putin maintained his tough talk over Ukraine Tuesday, attempting to cool regional tensions by declaring that Russia has no intention “to fight the Ukrainian people,” though it reserves the right to use force.
As Russian armoured personnel carriers patrolled the streets of nearby Sevastopol, the troops in Balaklava — who all actually wore black balaclavas to hide their faces — blocked access to the port area, where millionaires’ yachts are moored near fishing dories and small warships.