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Kiev will not recognize Russian passports from rebel areas – PM

May 08, 2019 - 9:43 PM

'We will never recognize any citizenship that was issued by the aggressor state. This is like Nazi Germany issuing Ausweis (identity document) for certain people,' says Ukraine's Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman

UKRAINE. Ukrainian Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman gives a speech at the German-Ukrainian Economic Forum in Berlin on November 29, 2018. Photo by Odd Andersen/AFP

Kremlin denies meddling in U.S. vote after Mueller probe

Mar 25, 2019 - 7:31 PM

(UPDATED) Moscow calls reports of Russian interference 'malicious slander,' while analysts say the conclusions of the probe are unlikely to improve bilateral ties

'BASELESS.' Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attend the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) leaders summit in Astana on October 16, 2015. Photo by Sergei Guneev/Ria Novosti/AFP

Kremlin says it sees no prospects for better Russia-U.S. ties

Nov 07, 2018 - 7:03 PM

'Rosy prospects for the normalization of Russian-US ties are not visible on the horizon,' says Dmitry Peskov, spokesman of Russian president Vladimir Putin

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov speaks on the phone before a session of the Council of Heads of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) in Sochi on October 11, 2017.  MAXIM SHEMETOV / POOL / AFP

Russia blasts 'unacceptable' new U.S. sanctions

Aug 09, 2018 - 8:00 PM

The action by the US State Department is the latest salvo in a series of disputes between the rival powers, and comes less than a month after US President Donald Trump met his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in Helsinki

DMITRY PESKOV. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a meeting of Russia's President Vladimir Putin with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro at the Kremlin in Moscow, on July 2, 2013. File photo by Maxim Shemetov/AFP

Vienna being discussed as host for Putin-Trump summit, says Kremlin

Jun 09, 2018 - 8:14 PM

The Kremlin spokesman's comments comes a day after Trump called for Russia to be readmitted to the G7 group

DISCUSSIONS. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk as they make their way to take the 'family photo' during the APEC leaders' summit in Vietnam on November 11, 2017. Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP

Kremlin rejects 'unfounded accusations,' ultimatums over poisoning row

Mar 14, 2018 - 9:21 PM

'Moscow does not accept unfounded accusations that are not based on evidence and a language of ultimatums,' Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says

Kremlin says ties with U.S. cannot get any worse under new Secretary of State

Mar 14, 2018 - 6:03 PM

'It's hardly possible to fall below the floor, so it is unlikely things will get any worse in this regard,' President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov says

DMITRY PESKOV. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a meeting of Russia's President Vladimir Putin with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro at the Kremlin in Moscow, on July 2, 2013. File photo by Maxim Shemetov/AFP

U.S. threatens new sanctions as Russia laughs off Putin list

Jan 30, 2018 - 6:58 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The people on the list will not face immediate action – despite calls for Moscow to be punished for alleged interference in the 2016 US election – and Putin dismisses the United States' latest "unfriendly act" as a minor inconvenience

PUTIN. Russia's President Vladimir Putin is pictured at the start of the first working session of the G20 meeting in Hamburg, northern Germany, on July 7. Photo by Kay Nietfeld / AFP

Dutch spies watched as Russians hacked U.S. Democrats – report

Jan 26, 2018 - 9:20 PM

The Dutch national intelligence service (AIVD) provides 'crucial evidence of the Russian involvement' as well as 'technical' proof in the hacking of the US Democratic Party, the reports say, citing anonymous US and Dutch sources

AIVD. Image from https://english.aivd.nl/

Kremlin warns U.S. against ditching Iran nuclear deal

Oct 13, 2017 - 8:50 PM

'This could seriously aggravate the situation around the Iranian nuclear dossier,' President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov tells journalists

DMITRY PESKOV. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a meeting of Russia's President Vladimir Putin with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro at the Kremlin in Moscow, on July 2, 2013. File photo by Maxim Shemetov/AFP

Russia 'concerned' by escalation of Korea tensions after Trump, Kim exchange – Kremlin

Sep 22, 2017 - 6:12 PM

'Moscow still calls on all interested parties to display restraint so as not to provoke this escalation even further,' spokesman Dmitry Peskov says

DONALD TRUMP. US President Donald Trump addresses the 72nd Annual UN General Assembly in New York on September 19, 2017. Photo by Timothy A. Clary/AFP

Kremlin warns against 'harmful' new U.S. sanctions on Russia

Jul 24, 2017 - 8:04 PM

We consider such a continuation of the rhetoric of sanctions counter productive and harmful to the interests of both countries Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says

DMITRY PESKOV. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a meeting of Russia's President Vladimir Putin with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro at the Kremlin in Moscow, on July 2, 2013. File photo by Maxim Shemetov/AFP

Kremlin 'resolutely' denies Russia hacked U.S. vote

Jun 06, 2017 - 7:49 PM

Apart from this claim which absolutely does not conform to reality we have not seen any other information nor heard any arguments for the reliability of this information Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov tells journalists

DMITRY PESKOV. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a meeting of Russia's President Vladimir Putin with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro at the Kremlin in Moscow, on July 2, 2013. File photo by Maxim Shemetov/AFP

Trump defends 'absolute right' to share 'facts' with Russia

May 16, 2017 - 9:01 PM

UPDATED In a tweet US President Donald Trump wrote it was for humanitarian reasons plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS terrorism

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Russia urges 'restraint' over North Korea tensions – Kremlin

Apr 14, 2017 - 6:53 PM

Moscow warns countries not to pursue actions that could consist of any provocative steps says a Kremlin spokesman

Putin meeting Le Pen, foreign politicians is 'normal practice' – Kremlin

Mar 24, 2017 - 8:59 PM

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov says Russian President Vladimir Putin is in contact with many foreign politicians who are at one stage or another taking part in their future political life and electoral processes

PESKOV. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a meeting of Russia's President Vladimir Putin with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro at the Kremlin in Moscow, on July 2, 2013. File photo by Maxim Shemetov/AFP

Kremlin denies involvement after Yahoo cyberattack charges

Mar 16, 2017 - 7:01 PM

As we have said repeatedly there can be absolutely no question of any official involvement by any Russian agency including the FSB in any illegal actions in cyberspace Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov tells journalists

ON THE HACKS. US Attorney for the Northern District of California Brian Stretch (L), FBI Criminal Cyber, Response and Services Branch Executive Assistant Director Paul Abbate (2R) and Director of the Department of Justice's International Affairs Vaughan Ary with Acting Assistant Attorney General of National Security Mary McCord at the US Department of Justice on March 15, 2017 in Washington, DC. Photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP

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Feb 07, 2017 - 11:13 AM

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Kremlin demands Fox News apologize for Putin 'killer' question to Trump

Feb 06, 2017 - 8:03 PM

We consider such words from a Fox News correspondent unacceptable and offensive Putin s spokesman Dmitry Peskov tells journalists in a conference call

TRUMP. US President Donald Trump chats with White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus while watching Super Bowl LI at Trump International Golf Club Palm Beach in West Palm Beach, Florida on February 5, 2017. Photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump to speak Saturday with Putin, Merkel and Hollande – White House

Jan 27, 2017 - 3:38 PM

UPDATED The Trump Putin call will be their first official contact since the Republican took office a week ago

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and US President-elect Donald Trump (R). AFP / Aris Messinis (Putin) / Jeff Kowalsky (Trump)

Kremlin deplores U.S. blacklist additions

Jan 10, 2017 - 11:18 PM

Relations between the two countries are tumbling further still as Washington accuses the Kremlin of orchestrating cyber attacks aimed at influencing the results of November s White House race

DMITRY PESKOV. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a meeting of Russia's President Vladimir Putin with his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro at the Kremlin in Moscow, on July 2, 2013. File photo by Maxim Shemetov/AFP

Russia 'tired' of 'amateurish' U.S. hacking claims

Jan 09, 2017 - 9:36 PM

The Kremlin s comments are the first official reaction by Moscow to the public report which was half the length of the classified version presented to President Barack Obama and President elect Donald Trump

KREMLIN. A man walks at the Red Square, with the Kremlin's Spasskaya (Saviour) Tower seen in the background, in central Moscow on October 9, 2016. Vasily Maximov/AFP

Wife of Putin aide shocks with Holocaust-themed skating routine

Nov 28, 2016 - 10:11 PM

The wife of President Vladimir Putin s spokesman faces a storm of criticism for performing a Holocaust themed ice dancing routine with striped costumes based on concentration camp uniforms

This file photo taken on October 21, 2015 shows former figure skater Olympic champion Tatiana Navka attending the World Olympians Forum in Moscow. Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool/AFP

Rebels in Aleppo attack, Putin cautious on new Russian raids

Oct 29, 2016 - 1:03 PM

The rebel assault on Friday October 28 comes more than 3 months into a government siege of eastern Aleppo where more than 250 000 people live

WAR. A Rebel fighter from the Jaish al-Fatah (or Army of Conquest) brigades takes cover while firing a mortar launcher during a major assault on Syrian government forces West of Aleppo city on October 28, 2016. Photo by Omar haj kadour/AFP

Russia slams 'unprecedented' US threats over cyber attacks

Oct 15, 2016 - 7:23 PM

A Kremlin spokesman says Moscow would take precautions to safeguard its interests in the face of the increasing unpredictability and aggressiveness of the United States

KREMLIN. A man walks at the Red Square, with the Kremlin's Spasskaya (Saviour) Tower seen in the background, in central Moscow on October 9, 2016. Vasily Maximov/AFP

5 dead as Russian military helicopter downed in Syria

Aug 01, 2016 - 11:46 PM

It is not immediately clear who is responsible

HELICOPTER DOWNED. A picture taken on August 1, 2016 reportedly shows Syrian rebels gathering around the wreckage of a Russian Mi-8 military transport helicopter after it was shot down along the administrative border between Idlib province, northwestern Syria and neighbouring Aleppo.  Photo by Mohamed al-Bakour / AFP

World powers urge 'stability' in Turkey

Jul 16, 2016 - 8:50 AM

3rd UPDATE A US defense official says the ongoing coup attempt is not affecting operations targeting ISIS

SUPPORT. People take to the street in support of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan July 16, 2016 in Antalya, Turkey. Photos by Chris McGrath/Getty Images/AFP

Putin spokesman sparks row with '$620,000 watch'

Aug 03, 2015 - 11:05 PM

Speculation centered on the striking black watch on Dmitry Peskov s wrist its face decorated with a gold skull as images of his glitzy wedding emerged

SPOKESMAN. Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov attends a meeting in the Kremlin in Moscow, on December 25, 2013. AFP Photo / Kirill Kudryavtsev

Putin laughs off 'rumors' over his 10-day absence

Mar 16, 2015 - 10:16 PM

The usually omnipresent Putin s last appearance before his absence was on March 5 at a news conference with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi

PUTIN. File photo by Alexey Nikolsky/RIS Novosti/Kremlin Pool/EPA

Moscow has 'lost influence' over Ukraine rebels: Putin spokesman

May 03, 2014 - 5:00 PM

Putin s spokesman said speaking about elections is absurd to say the least

Ukraine admits Russia sought EU pact delay

Nov 26, 2013 - 10:25 PM

Thousands of protesters prepared to gather in central Kiev for a third day of mass demonstrations against Ukraine s shock decision to scrap the landmark agreement

PROTESTS OVER DEAL. Protesters demanded that the government roll back last week's decision to suspend work on a landmark association agreement with the European Union. Photo by EPA/SERGEY DOLZHENKO