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US Saw ‘Russian Threat’ Again, This Time in Troop Movement to Belarus


The US State Department linked the upcoming Russian-Belarusian military exercises to the alleged Moscow’s “plans for a possible invasion” of Ukraine. This was voiced by the White House press secretary Jen Psaki.  “We are very alert to everything that Russia is doing. The fact that we’re seeing this movement of forces into Belarus clearly gives

US Special Envoy Discussed Common Interests in Afghanistan With Russian Counterpart


The new US special envoy for Afghanistan, Thomas West, discussed common interests in Afghanistan with Russian officials and shared an understanding of the need for the Taliban to deliver on their international commitments.   Met today in Moscow with Special Presidential Representative Kabulov and Security Council Deputy Secretary Venediktov. Discussed shared interests in Afghanistan and need

Russia to Respond in Case US Insists on 55 Diplomats Departure


Moscow is outraged by Washington’s demand for the departure of 55 employees of Russian diplomatic missions. According to the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, Sergei Ryabkov, the country’s government intends to make reciprocal steps if the situation with their work cannot be resolved.   It is reminded that the Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, stated that

Russia Blamed EU and US for Keep Freezing Afghan Assets


Moscow blames Europe and the US to keep Kabul’s financial assets frozen, as became clear from the statement of the Russian Special Presidential Representative for Afghanistan Zamir Kabulov.  “We are talking about the country’s assets, not those of the Taliban movement that is currently in power […] As far as we know, over $8 billion

US Placed Russians on ‘Homeless Nationalities’ List


The US Department of State has updated its Foreign Affairs Manual (FAM) on immigrant visas by adding Russians to the so-called “list of homeless nationalities” which includes nations with no US consular representation or “in which the political or security situation is tenuous” so that “the limited consular staff” are not permitted to process visa