The former head of the Moscow Bureau of CNN and a leading expert on Russia Jill Dougherty said the decision of Russian leader Vladimir Putin not to send American diplomats out of the country a real humiliation for the outgoing head of the United States Barack Obama. According to the analyst, his response, Moscow has shown the us President that his policies doesn’t matter. Daugherty added that restrained Russia’s reaction to the hostile actions of Washington could signal a new occupant of the White house Donald Trump: “Let’s forget all that and start to work together.” The Kremlin, refusing reflex action to the actions of the outgoing Obama administration struck a last terrible insult and pointed to the American leader on his political impotence. Before the U.S. imposed sanctions against Moscow, was declared persona non grata 35 Russian diplomats and closed two diplomatic complex of the
Sergei Lavrov and Cavusoglu The foreign Ministers of Russia and Turkey Sergei Lavrov and Cavusoglu discussed by telephone the implementation of the ceasefire in Syria. On Friday, December 30, reported on the website of the Russian foreign Ministry. “The Ministers continued the discussion of the complex issues associated with the implementation of the provisions of the documents signed on December 29 the Syrian government and the opposition under the mediation of Moscow and Ankara and subject to the negotiations of foreign Ministers and defense Ministers of Russia, Turkey and Iran on 20 December this year”, — says the publication. The parties stressed the importance of the observance of the cease-fire by all opposition groups and the manifestations of them “constructive approaches” in preparation for the upcoming meeting in Astana. 29 December, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the signing of three documents: the first between the Syrian government and the armed
The neo-cons that control Obama administration, trying to bury all hope of even a minimal improvement in relations with Russia. This TV channel “Zvezda” told American economist, political and economic columnist Paul Craig Roberts. Former adviser to Ronald Reagan commented on the decision of the Obama administration to expel Russian diplomats from the United States. “I believe that the neo-cons that control Obama administration, trying to bury all hope of even a minimal improvement in relations with Russia. So they try to create a situation which even trump can’t overcome,” – said Roberts. According to American political scientist, neither Obama nor the CIA did not believe that the Russian diplomatic residence allegedly used for intelligence purposes. “It is obvious that neither President Obama nor the CIA do not believe in these accusations. They know it’s fake. I don’t believe that the CIA believes that Russian hackers
The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova © Alexander Shcherbak/TASS MOSCOW, December 30. /TASS/. The US administration’s decision to declare persona non grata Russian diplomats spoiled their children not only the holidays but also year. Russia when considering the response actions considered, how will feel the families of Embassy staff in the case of reflex action. This was stated by the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova. For the Russians – spoiled holidays She pointed out that in less than 72 hours to the families of the Russian diplomats will have to solve many administrative and economic problems related to departure from the United States. There was a question about buying tickets. “Because, as we all know, new year’s eve to buy tickets impossible. Moreover, direct flights from Washington to Moscow only start on 2 January,” – said Zakharov.
Russian diplomats, which was announced in the United States persona non grata, will be picked up and delivered to Moscow the plane special flight detachment “Russia”. On Friday, December 30, reported in the administration of the head of state, reports TASS. “For the departure of Russian diplomats and their family members in the US will be sent to the plane of the special flight detachment “Russia” office of the President of the Russian Federation”, — said the Agency. Earlier Friday, the Russian leader Vladimir Putin said that Moscow considers the last actions of the outgoing US administration as unfriendly and provocative steps to undermine the future of Russian-American relations. The head of state rejected the proposal of the Russian foreign Ministry to expel U.S. diplomats in response to Washington’s actions. It was about the possible expulsion of the country’s 31 employee of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow and four employees
Photo: TC “Star” The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova told what gifts she asked for a child from Santa Claus in the New year’s eve. About it reports “Tape.ru”. According to Zakharova, she asked for toys, but Santa Claus brought her books. The official representative of the Russian foreign Ministry noted that now she attentive to the wishes of his daughter, sends her letter to Santa Claus and ask if the wizard brought the best gifts. Earlier it was reported that in Moscow and the Moscow region in early December there was a special mailbox for letters addressed to Santa Claus. All the messages from children and adults will be delivered to the residence of the wizard to Velikiy Ustyug.
© Vladimir Smirnov/TASS MOSCOW, December 30. /TASS/. More than 500 combat crews of the strategic Missile forces (RVSN) new year’s eve will be on duty, reported the press service of the defense Ministry. “30 Dec 2016 took shifts carrying on combat duty in the strategic Missile forces for the holidays. New year’s eve on duty will meet more than 500 crews. The strategic missile troops are on duty in constant readiness for the immediate fulfillment of combat tasks”, – stated in the message.
Kiev is planning to file a lawsuit in international court against Russia. As stated by Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs Vadym Prystayko in interview to Agency “UKRINFORM”, Ukraine accuses Moscow of violating the Treaty of friendship. “The so-called big Treaty on friendship, cooperation and partnership between Ukraine and the Russian Federation says that Russia respects the territorial integrity and inviolability of existing borders. We now take this article and bear in the international court”, – said Pristayko. He added that the lawsuit was prepared during the year. The Treaty on friendship and cooperation was signed in 1997. According to him, the parties guarantee to citizens of another country the rights and freedoms on the same basis and to the same extent as its citizens. Crimea and Sevastopol, do not recognise the legitimacy of a coup d’etat in Ukraine, became the Russian regions after the referendum of
© Mikhail Metzel/TASS MOSCOW, December 30. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has decided not to expel the US diplomats from Russia in response to the new sanctions Washington against Moscow. “Returning Home by Russian diplomats will spend the Christmas holidays with family and friends at home. We are not going to create problems for American diplomats. We’re not going to send”, – stated in the press service of the Kremlin the Russian leader’s statement.
John Kerry The British government criticized U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry, who called the current Israeli government is the most right-wing in the country’s history. About it reports Reuters. “We believe that it is unacceptable to criticize the composition of the democratically elected government of the country-ally”, — said the press-Secretary of the British Prime Minister. The state Department said that surprised by this review Downing street. December 28, U.S. Secretary of state John Kerry said that tel Aviv has undermined peace in the middle East, building of settlements in the occupied territories of the West Bank of the Jordan river and East Jerusalem. On 23 December, the UN Security Council adopted resolution 2334, requiring Israel to stop building settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. The document was supported by all security Council members except the United States, which abstained. Tel Aviv to carry out the decision of the