As NATO continues its 'counter the bear' approach towards Russia, the truce in Ukraine remains fragile. RT spoke to Konstantin Dolgov, human rights ombudsman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, to discuss what Moscow is doing in the current crisis.
International drug cartels have benefited from US sanctions aimed at isolating Russia, anti-drug chief Viktor Ivanov told RT. He also dismissed allegations brought against him during the Litvinenko case hearings in London as “a farce.”
America started the Ukrainian crisis by trying to impose its will on the world, Russian President Vladimir Putin told Egyptian media. He added that the crises in Syria and Iraq were also fueled by Washington’s disregard for dialogue.
President Putin has addressed the Russian nation, congratulating the people on a hard but fruitful year. He praised Crimea’s reunification with Russia, and called the Sochi Olympics a dream that came true.
Moscow previously overestimated the independence of the EU from the US, Russian FM Sergey Lavrov told French media. He cited Washington’s recognition that it had forced Brussels to impose sanctions on Russia over the Ukrainian crisis.
The Ferguson protesters are making it clear that they can no longer take it that the police can murder innocent people and get away with it, political analyst Caleb Maupin told RT. Violent clashes will only escalate unless authorities address the problem.
The West should not wait for Russia to solve the Ukraine crisis, but should instead try to influence the extreme policies of its “clients” in Kiev, Russian President Vladimir Putin told Hubert Seipel of the German channel ARD ahead of the G20 summit.
Though Russia has a right to demand an early repayment of its $3 billion loan to Kiev if its total debt exceeds 60 percent of GDP, Moscow has already decided against it, as it wants Ukraine to get on its feet, Vladimir Putin told German ARD channel.