President Vladimir Putin wants to safeguard the closer ties achieved with the U.S. under Dmitry Medvedev and predicts progress in talks on a planned missile shield in Europe after the November U.S. election, Putin’s foreign policy aide said.
When Russian President Vladimir Putin travels to China next week chasing a long-term natural-gas supply deal, he’ll be joined by at least two businessmen sanctioned by the U.S. amid tensions over Ukraine.
President Barack Obama canceled next month’s summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow after Russia’s refusal to turn over fugitive Edward Snowden, exposing one of the biggest rifts between the two military powers since the end of the Cold War.
Russia doesn’t believe U.S. claims that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s forces have used chemical weapons in his country’s two-year-old civil war, President Vladimir Putin’s foreign policy aide said.
Russia dismissed Ukraine’s declaration of a week-long cease-fire as an “ultimatum” and the U.S. imposed sanctions on people linked to the insurgency, accusing the government in Moscow of aiding separatists.