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.
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.
Stoltenberg announced NATO’s intention to support allies in the Black Sea
NATO is going to reinforce its defense and "support allies" in the Black Sea as stated by NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in a telephone conversation with the Foreign Minister of Romania, Teodor Meleșcanu, as reported by the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Georgian Patriarch Has Surgery In Germany; Subordinate Detained
The head of the Georgian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Ilia II, is undergoing gall-bladder surgery in Germany, church officials have said.
NATO accuses Russia of publishing fake news about the Alliance
NATO accused Russia of strengthening its disinformation campaign after the annexation of the Crimea in March 2014, Deutsche Welle reported.
US representative to the OSCE: There is evidence that Russia prepared the Avdiivka offensive a week ahead of the attack
According to the reports of the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission there is evidence that Russian forces were preparing a massive offensive the day before the situation escalated at Avdiivka. US representative to OSCE Kate Byrnes made a statement to this effect during the meeting of the Permanent Council in Vienna on the 9th of February.
U.S. Commander Says Fight Against Taliban In Afghanistan Is A Stalemate
WASHINGTON -- A top U.S. commander says the war against Taliban fighters in Afghanistan has ground to a stalemate.
US refused to lift Crimea-related sanctions against Russia
The US does not intend to lift the sanctions against Russia with respect to the Crimea, White House representative Sean Spicer stated on Wednesday the 8th of February. “There are two sets of sanctions that we are dealing with. One is the ones with respect to Crimea. And I think that US Ambassador Haley has addressed that very forcefully at the UN, that until Russia leaves Crimea, those sanctions are a non-starter,” Spicer stated in response to journalists’ questions during a traditional press briefing.
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.
Trump and Stoltenberg discussed the conflict in Ukraine
U.S. President Donald Trump and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed options for a peaceful solution to the conflict in Ukraine during a telephone conversation on February 5, the White House says.
Lithuanian President Says NATO Deployment Sends 'Clear Message' Of Unity
Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite says the deployment of NATO forces in the Baltic country is sending a "very clear" message that the military alliance stands "strong and united."
Trump’s team considers lifting Russian sanctions to defeat Islamic terrorism
The first conversation between the US and Russian presidents after the inauguration of Donald Trump is scheduled for this weekend.