Russia is not expecting a soon change in the hostile policies it’s subject to, President Vladimir Putin said at a meeting of the country’s Security Council, adding that Moscow is not going to “trade its sovereignty.”
The Russian president has admitted the possibility of amendments to the recently introduced law requiring NGOs sponsored from abroad to label themselves as foreign agents, but added that in general this law is fit for purpose.
In his speech at the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, Putin identified the root cause of the rising tensions that have come to characterize relations between Russia and the West, responsible for hurtling the world toward another Cold War.
As Russian President Vladimir Putin told the Italian daily Il Corriere della Sera, we have always proposed a serious relationship to Europe. For a long time we have been talking about the need to deepen Russia-EU ties. It seems today nobody objects.
With the Greek government locked in negotiations with international creditors – the IMF, the ECB and the European Commission – over its €240 billion debt, fears are mounting that the country could default on its massive loan and exit the Eurozone.
Russia’s deployment of 40 additional nuclear ballistic missiles in response to the US military buildup in Europe doesn’t mean the world is at greater risk of a nuclear war, President Vladimir Putin told the heads of global news agencies.
Russia is not acting aggressively and doesn’t aspire for hegemony or superpower status, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said during a business forum in St. Petersburg, stressing that it just wants to be respected by its international partners.
Arguing that there is a peace and war party in almost every capital, Professor Stephen Cohen, scholar of Russian studies at Princeton and New York Universities, told RT he believes the war party in Washington is against the Minsk agreement.
Today Greece represents a friction of opposition between two different visions of Europe – a Europe of austerity and a Europe looking back to its old social model, Greek Minister of Administrative Reform George Katrougalos, told RT.
Global decisions like the US pulling out of a treaty banning strategic anti-ballistic missile defenses are pushing the world towards a new Cold War, Russian President Vladimir Putin said. Military conflicts have a far lesser impact, he added.