Trump, Merkel discuss need for peaceful solution of Donbas crisis
U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have discussed by phone a peaceful solution of the Donbas conflict, according to the White House.
Erdogan prepares to meet Trump and Putin in May
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is preparing for the meetings with Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump in May. This was reported by the Turkish Minute agency.
Trump congratulates Erdogan on successful referendum, White House says
U.S. President Donald Trump has called Recep Tayyip Erdogan to congratulate the Turkish president on his success in a referendum that will expand his powers, the White House said on April 17, according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL).
Decision to drop "mother of all bombs" in Afghanistan did not need Trump’s approval
Decision to attack "Islamic State" positions in Afghanistan by using "mother of all bombs" did not require the approval of US President Donald Trump. This was reported by Associated Press, noting that the information was provided in Pentagon. At the same time, "officials weren't authorized to speak publicly on the matter".
Russia knew of upcoming Syrian chemical attack – media
The United States has made a preliminary conclusion that Russia knew in advance of Syria's chemical weapons attack last week, but has no proof of Moscow's involvement, a senior U.S. official said Monday, according to the Associated Press.
Trump sending important signal for both Ukraine, Putin – Russian expert
A U.S. cruise missile attack on the Syrian government forces’ airbase is a very important message for both Ukraine and Putin, Russian political scientist Andrey Zubov said in an interview with Liga.net.
Putin: Russia has 'a large number of friends' in the US
Russian President Vladimir Putin stated at the International Arctic Forum that Russia has a large number of friends in the United States, RBC news agency reports.
Relations between US and Russia today are worse than during Cold War, — Peskov
Beyond that, he also connected the possibility of further improving of relation between the countries with the future meeting of Putin and Trump.
NYT: Trump administration orders tougher screening of visa applicants
The Trump administration is making it tougher for millions of visitors to enter the United States by demanding new security checks before giving visas to tourists, business travelers and relatives of American residents, according to The New York Times (NYT).
Next NATO Summit to take place in Brussels in May
Meeting of the heads of the NATO member states will take place on May, 25, reports UNIAN, citing Oana Lungescu, press secretary Oana Lungescu of NATO’s Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg.
Forbes' annual world's billionaires issue lists six Ukrainians
Rinat Akhmetov is ranked first among six other Ukrainians in the Forbes' annual world's billionaires issue , according to the magazine’s newest ranking, released Monday.
CNBC: Trump expresses 'strong support' for NATO, presses Merkel on paying dues
President Donald Trump pressed German Chancellor Angela Merkel "hard" on North Atlantic Treaty Organization commitments during their meeting Friday, a senior administration official told NBC News.
Peskov: Putin and Trump could meet in July
The meeting of Russian and US presidents Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump could take place at the G20 summit in Hamburg in July, said Dmitry Peskov, Press Secretary to the Russian president.
Ukrainian interest. Blockade with "external management," visa lib breakthrough, and diplomatic landings in Kyiv
Donbas blockade saw an unexpected development on the other side of the contact line, further escalating the absurdity effect. Ukraine and the rest of the world remembered the annexation of Crimea. European institutions granted visa-free travel to Georgian citizens and set a date of a similar privilege to be granted to Ukrainians. Donald Trump told U.S. Congress, how actually he was going to make America great again. Heads of three European foreign ministries paid visits to Kyiv.
Trump once again addresses Crimea annexation, calls Obama "weak"
U.S. President Donald Trump has rained criticism down on his predecessor, Barack Obama, over the fact that Russia managed to seize Crimea during his tenure.
Trump Signs Revised Travel Order
WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump has signed a revised executive order that temporarily bars entry into the United States of citizens from six Muslim-majority countries after his original order was blocked by U.S. federal judges.
Russia ranked to major challenges of the US
Proposed by Donald Trump candidate for the post of the US National Intelligence Director Daniel Coats has ranked Russia to one of the main challenges the United States is facing now. He stated this at a hearing in the Senate Committee on Intelligence, which is considering his candidacy.
President: Ukraine-USA dialogue has a positive development
President Petro Poroshenko praised the development of cooperation of the Ukrainian authorities with new U.S. Administration. “Currently I am content with the course of establishment of our dialogue with new American Administration,” the Head of State noted at the operational meeting of the administrative board of the Armed Forces.
Trump's new security adviser disagrees with him on Russia
Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster is joining the White House with views on Russia, counterterrorism, strengthening the military and other major security issues that differ from those of Trump and his loyalists. This was reported by Reuters.
Russian diplomats have constructed psychological profile of Trump for Putin
Former diplomats and Kremlin employees have constructed a psychological profile of the U.S. President, Donald Trump, for the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, as stated by the former Deputy Foreign Minister of the Russian Federation, Andrei Fedorov, in an interview with NBC News. The document consists of seven pages and it is designed to help Vladimir Putin in preparations for his first meeting with Trump.
Moscow accuses US of wiretapping Russian ambassador
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that the American intelligence agency has been wiretapping Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in Washington.
Ukrainian MP sends Trump’s administration anti-Russia sanctions lifting plan, - NYT
A week before Michael Flynn resigned as national security adviser, a sealed proposal was hand-delivered to his office, proposing a way for President Trump to lift sanctions against Russia. This was reported by the New York Times.
Munich conference: US position to be clarified
Top world leaders and authorities will get their first opportunity to meet Trump administration members and state their concerns over the new president's position concerning NATO and Russia. This was reported by the Associated Press agency.
Trump instructs Tillerson to make contact with Russia soon
US President Donald Trump stated on Thursday that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will continue to engage with the Russian leadership.
Tillerson Tells Lavrov U.S. Expects Russia To Meet Ukraine Commitments
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has told his Russian counterpart that the Kremlin must adhere to its commitments on Ukraine if there is to be cooperation between Moscow and President Donald Trump’s administration.
Moscow responds to US statements on the Crimea
Commenting on the White House's statements on the Crimea, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said that Moscow “will not give back her own territories”.
US to support build-up of Ukraine’s military potential
Deputy Secretary of Defense Bob Work met with Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Pavlo Klimkin at the Pentagon today. It was stated by the Deputy Secretary of Defense Spokesperson Lt. Cmdr. Courtney Hillson on site of US Department of Defense.
U.S. Senator John McCain: Flynn’s resignation raises further questions about the Trump administration’s intentions toward Russia
The resignation of National Security Advisor, Michael T. Flynn, raises even more questions about how the administration of President Donald Trump will cooperate with Russia, according to the head of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Republican Senator John McCain.
Lavrov: The Kremlin has already initiated dialogue with the Trump administration
Russia has begun a dialogue with the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump, as stated by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during an interview with Channel NTV.
Trump called Erdogan for first time
The U.S. President Donald Trump and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a 45-minute long phone conversation late Tuesday, first since the American leader took office, reported The Daily Sabah.